It’s a chilly morning, and if my head barometer is as accurate as it usually is, I think we are getting snow today! So I decided to make this as a straight latte this morning. I deviated slightly from my smoothie preparation in that I used twice as much milk (two cups instead of one, as I wanted a big ol’ mug) and the milk was warmed in the milk frother.
This smells like buttermilk pancakes to me! I’m also getting a bit of a spice note, most notably cinnamon. It also tastes like buttermilk pancakes to me, if you dusted them in spices instead of using syrup. There is just something sort of cakey/buttery about the flavor to me. The spices are sweet rather than biting, and I taste cinnamon, ginger, and possibly a hint of nutmeg? I definitely can see gingerbread in this, but I think that really strong melted butter taste I’m getting mid-sip is what makes this taste more like a stack of pancakes. I am not tasting the matcha itself in this one, though… In the others where I got hints of the matcha I used much less milk, which I’m sure did make a difference. If I squint there is a subtle vegetal bite hidden beneath the spice, but then the spice coats my mouth with warmth and sweetness and it vanishes almost as quickly as I noticed it.
In any event, I really like this! It’s very warm and satisfying, and a flavor profile like this fits the level of sweetness I typically find in these matchas.
Flavors: Butter, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Pastries, Spices, Sweet