Maple Matcha by DavidsTea
Green Tea (Matcha) / Flavoured
$9.98 for 50g
Maple Matcha was a tea that I opted to buy when I was placing an online order. It intrigued me mostly because I do love maple so I was curious as to how it translated in terms of flavour in a matcha blend. It came in a sealed, resealable foil pouch with a light green label on the from with all of the information about the tea. DavidsTea refers to Maple Matcha as a drink mix, although it is found under the matcha category on their website.
Maple Matcha has a bit of a dull pistachio green colour to it. There’s a pleasant maple aroma, but it’s not as strong as say a maple syrup would be. I can’t really make out the aroma of the matcha base. Maple Matcha consists of: cane sugar, green tea, and natural maple flavouring. I am a bit disappointed that cane sugar is the leading ingredient, because that does mean that it is the most prominent ingredient in the blend.
DavidsTea recommends whisking Maple Matcha in hot water, which is 85°C (185°F). I prepared Maple Matcha by sifting the drink mix into my matcha bowl, and then whisking it. If you’re new to matcha, I have an article about preparing matcha.
Maple Matcha easily whisks up and it was easy to create a fine layer of broth on the top of the matcha. There’s a sweet maple aroma from the tea. The flavour of Maple Matcha is primarily sweetness and maple, with a slight grassy background that is noticeable with each sip. I found it to be quite pleasant, although I feel like it could have had a little bit less sugar in it because it was almost too sweet.
I feel like Maple Matcha would lend itself well to being added to a glass with ice and lemonade, or as a latte (either hot or cold). I don’t feel that Maple Matcha needs any additional sweetener added to it, unless you have an even larger sweet tooth than I do.
A Second Cup?
As Maple Matcha is a (matcha) drink mix, it was fully used up in my initial cup.
My Overall Impression
I thought that DavidsTea’s Maple Matcha was just okay. While I really enjoyed the maple flavour, I found this drink mix to be on the sweet side and I was hoping that the matcha would be more prominent in the flavour profile. Maple Matcha is great if you’re looking for something sweet to drink that’s easy to prepare, it would make for an excellent matcha lemonade or a latte. Bonus points if you have it as an iced latte on July 1st in Canada.