Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hortissimo Matcha Latte

Country of Origin: not given
Leaf Appearance: bright green powder
Ingredients: as stated on their site "powder T with milk and creamy foams"
Steep time: instant
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic mug
Liquor: deep green

Some of you may remember the somewhat dubious Houjicha Latte that I reviewed from this company back in April. I was digging through my tea stash and happened upon the matcha counterpart and decided to give it a shot. As I had previously learned, although the package said to use a teaspoon of powder they really wanted me to use the whole packet. The results were infinitely better this time around. The taste was creamy and lightly vegetal, not exactly like the Starbucks matcha lattes that I'm addicted to but yummy nonetheless. Their website has not changed and it still strikes me as confusing and a little spammy looking. And can I just say, I HATE websites with background music. Although it might not be my first choice, this is a good on-the-go alternative to making a traditional latte.

Purchase this tea here.