Let’s Talk Tea – Yunomi – Matcha & Hojicha Instant Lattes | Review

Hey there Teacups! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Tea post but this time around I’m going to be changing things up a little bit and reviewing two instant tea lattes from Yunomi. The two I will be reviewing are an instant Matcha latte and a Hojicha latte, I make lattes for myself all the time and you all know I love matcha but before trying these I had never tired instant lattes or Hojicha, so I waited eagerly for these to arrive, so I could see what they had to offer. I love just how many different teas Yunomi have on their website you if haven’t check it out I highly suggest you do (My Wish list on there is so long hopefully I’ll get to try some of the teas on there one day). You’ll no doubt be seeing much more of Yunomi’s teas on my blog over the next few months I’m really looking forward to introducing you all to so many of their amazing teas.

 

Matcha Latte
The first thing I noticed when I opened the pack was so bright of a green it was which this being a milky latte style drink I was expecting a dull ‘’culinary shade’’ but I was wrong, and I shouldn’t have judged it just on its packing or ingredient list. 37144352_1837048883018801_9067060292709515264_n.jpgWhen I first smelt this all, I got was the matcha which isn’t a bad thing at all I just wasn’t expecting it. From the ingredients list I was expecting an overly sweet and milky aroma but that wasn’t the case at all. I used 200ml of 90° water and stirred it with a mini kitchen whisk to help it produce a thicker froth (if you don’t have one don’t worry it builds quite a good froth on its own) I was really surprised by how bright the matcha stayed throughout the whole process I didn’t think that one I added the water and mixed it all together that it would loose that edge but it stood it’s ground. 37146848_1837048963018793_1076755091450494976_n.jpgIt’s quite grassy in flavour with a seaweed like underpinning and a slight hint of umami and sesame seeds. It’s very creamy and smooth in texture but doesn’t taste overly milky (I would probably even add some Oatly to it just to make it a little ore milky but that’s just how I prefer my lattes) and while it is definitely sweet but it is nowhere near as sweet as I thought it would be which is great because it lets the matcha shine. This is a great product that makes it really easy to whip up a matcha latte anywhere you want.

Overall Teacup Rating: 4.5/5 (Had this have been dairy free which is my personal preference it would have gotten a full 5/5 from me so please don’t let my personal preferences stop you from trying this)

If you want to purchase these for yourself, you can do that here.

 

 

Hojicha Latte

I was a little bit nervous when it came to this one because before it arrived I had never tried Hojicha before I know that’s probably quite hard to believe with how many news teas I try but it’s true. Because of that I wasn’t quite sure what expect from it smell and taste wise and really went into it without any expectations at all (aside from the fact that I wanted it to be as good as the matcha one). 37058830_1837048776352145_7332642341263507456_n.jpgWhen I opened the packet, I was hit with the delicious aroma of roasted green tea and when it combined with the sweet creamy notes almost gives of an almost caramel like aroma. Considering that the aroma of this tea was my first step on my Hojicha journey I think it made for an amazing first impression and left me eager to see what it had to offer taste wise.

37056745_1837048833018806_5679946579394428928_n.jpgTaste wise this one is much sweeter than the matcha one but the roasted green tea taste is pleasantly strong, with notes of caramel, sesame and just a hint of grassiness. I enjoyed this one but really wish it was just a little but less sweet.  This one didn’t hold as much of a froth as the matcha one which surprised me because it tasted much creamier that it. I quite enjoyed how much creamier it was though because I enjoy my lattes with lots of milk (in fact I mostly steep my teas in milk when I make them). This was a great first experience with Hojicha for me and I think I’ll be making it my mission to try much more in the future.

Overall Teacup Rating: 4/5 (Had this have been dairy free which is my personal preference it would have gotten a full 5/5 from me so please don’t let my personal preferences stop you from trying this)

If you want to purchase these for yourself, you can do that here.

 

If you can to find out more about Yunomi (which you should definitely do) and see the sheer amount of amazing teas, they offer you can do that here. As always Teacups if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.

Speak to you all soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley

 

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