Hey there Teacups.. Happy Matcha Monday! In today’s Let’s Talk Tea post I’m going to be review Bird & Blend’s – Salted Caramel Matcha. Just like the Ultra Violet Matcha I review last week my very kind Tea Friend Becca from The Tea Library sent me a sample tin in one of our tea swaps so while the tea in this post was gifted it was not gifted to my directly from Bird & Blend and I was not asked by them to review it.
I just really enjoyed this matcha when I was gifted this sample and I wanted to make sure I reviewed it for this series. My aim with matcha Monday this year is to try and feature as many fantastic and unique matchas as possible and I can’t wait to find new matcha to add to my collection and when I think of unique flavoured matchas my mind instantly goes to Bird and Blend hence why I have chosen to start off this year review two Bird & Blend matchas in a row.
Here’s what Bird & Blend have to say about this blend over on their website: ”Nothing beats a dollop of homemade salted caramel that melts away in your mouth! Insider scoop – founder Krisi said this is her favourite Matcha creation yet because it is the perfect balance of sweet and oh so smooth!”
Ingredients: Japanese Matcha green tea, cocoa powder, natural flavouring granules.
Tea Tasting Notes
I’ve tried few other salted caramel matchas and the one thing that they have all had in common is the fact that they were too artificial for me and you couldn’t really taste the matcha in them as they were so overly flavoured. I’ll be honest, I went into this tasting session a little bit worried that this was going to be another one I wasn’t going to enjoy and that it would stop me from ever trying to find a perfect salted caramel matcha but I couldn’t have been more wrong and in fact this is probably the best Salted Caramel Matcha that I have tried so far. I knew that’s a pretty bold statement for me to make but honestly it’s true and you know that I wouldn’t say something like that unless I truly meant it.
Seen as this tasting session was the first time I had tried this matcha before going into it I messaged the Bird & Blend team over on Instagram and I asked them what thought was the best way to prepare it and they suggested that I used the sample I had to make a latte and I’m very glad that they did because it made such a delicious latte that to me tasted a lot like a Victoria Sponge with Salted Caramel Buttercream and I loved that. But even as a latte you can still taste the Matcha; granted it’s not super strong but it’s there and present and the flavour doesn’t completely drown it out.
I was surprised about that because the salted caramel elements of this tea did smell quite strong when I opened the sample, in taste however it is pretty well balanced and the vegetal notes and the natural buttery notes of the matcha pair perfectly with the caramel notes and the slight added saltiness rounded if all off perfectly. I really enjoyed this Matcha and it’s definitely one that I think would work really well as both a hot or iced latte. I’ll definitely be repurchasing this along with many of their other flavoured Matchas as soon as I’ve sipped down enough of the teas I’ve already have and can lift my tea buying ban.
Do you have a favourite Bird & Blend matcha or a specific matcha you would like to see my feature for #matchamonday? If so let me know in the comments!
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Bird & Blend and purchase some of this matcha for yourself, you can do both here . As always 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 all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*This Tea was Gifted to me by a very kind tea friend not Bird & Blend themselves. I was not asked by Bird and Blend to review it I have done so because I wanted to. All opinions are my own and have not been paid for*