PRODUCT REVIEW: Raspberry Chocolate Matcha Latte from Matcha Mountains

Where to Buy:  Where Matcha Mountains Products are sold

Product Description:

Rich berry flavour with a hint of chocolate, using fair-trade organic dutch cocoa powder. This all time favourite is perfect for a hot beverage or milkshake. Raspberries and chocolate are a perfect pairing, liquid dessert in a cup!

Taster’s Review:

I held on to this sample for a while … not because I didn’t think I’d like it (the way I often do with samples of herbal tisanes, for example), but because I knew I would.  I wanted to save it for a day when I could really savor it.  Well, many moments like that have passed, but this matcha latte mix didn’t cross my mind until now.

But, I am so happy to be sitting here, tasting it now!  It is so good!  Rich, creamy and decadent.  Just as the description above suggests, this is really a “liquid dessert in a cup!”  Or should I say “liquid dessert in a chawan”?

It has a very good balance of chocolate and raspberry flavor.  I don’t taste as much of the green tea flavor, but it does manage to weave its way in and out of the sip.  Hints of its bittersweet vegetative taste unite so harmoniously with the creamy chocolate and tart and tangy raspberry that tickles the tongue in the aftertaste.  The contrast of flavors is very nice.   Sweet, rich and deeee-lish … and much better than anything I’ve ever ordered from the local coffee shop!

I recommend using a little less milk than called for in the instructions.  I heated up the full 12 ounces, but ended up using only about 10 ounces in my latte, and it came out perfectly.  It froths up to create a very rich and creamy bowl of matcha that’s good to the last bit (and it stayed blended throughout – no need to re-whisk as I arrived toward the bottom of the bowl.

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