GREEN TEA is the new coffee for me! I was attached to green tea flavor since I was younger because mom always start her morning with a mug or two of hot green tea. The aroma is indeed inviting and indulging to anything green tea is irresistible! Much thanks to one of my good friends who knows how to spoil me by handing me a bag of green tea goodies.
Aside from the tea goodies, he loaded my shelf with my favorite author’s masterpieces. Very heart-warming when someone remembers something you like. It really is…the little things that really count.
The most common, KITKAT green tea and sakura.
SAKURA: The packaging reveals the matcha bowl, cherry blossoms and the “two-finger” kitkat bars. A box has three pink packs of the bars.
It’s light green in color, the aroma is lighter than the usual matcha or green tea smell, while the taste has the mixture of white chocolate, sugar, spices I guess and of course, a hint of green tea.
GREEN TEA: This is one of the many flavors of kitkat that I would never miss. As many know, this treat is one of the authentic green tea chocolates/candies you can ever have .
Compared to the Sakura flavor, it has a darker green color, the aroma smells like the usual matcha powder, and the taste is indeed green tea alone.
Maxim Stick Menu Matcha Latte and Trader’s Joe Matcha Green Tea Latte
Maxim Stick Menu Matcha Latte マキシム スティックメニュー 抹茶ラテ
It’s an instant green tea latte powder that is also considered as a slimming tea if I’m not mistaken. The box contains 4 sachet sticks of the drink and per sachet is equivalent to ¾ of a cup of about 15 grams or almost 2 tablespoons. As I open the sachet, the charming aroma of the green tea is everywhere. I pour the sachet in my cup, added a bit of hot water, and stirred it with ice cubes since I want to have it cold. NOTE:It is necessary to add in a little amount of hot water to the green tea if you want to have it cold for it to dissolve
When I poured the hot water into the green tea, the granules turned brighter in color and as the water dilute it, a froth formed. I didn’t add any sugar or anything so I would know the differences of the green teas I have had, am having and will be having. Surprisingly, I find it not too sweet, not too bitter but sweet enough that sugar is not necessary. Based on what I had, I will suggest that to fully enjoy A CUP of this drink, you use two sachet sticks instead of only one.
Trader’s Joe Matcha Green Tea Latte
Unlike the Maxim Stick, this is a DIY drink in which you have to make measurement adjustments to suit your palette though you can follow the instructions on the label. It’s an 8oz canister which I assumed is good for 6-8 servings. When I opened the canister, it was sealed by a foil so I only tear halfway. Again, the aroma is very alluring.
The granules in this matcha latte are very refined and a forest green color. I followed the instructions: 3 tablespoons is equivalent to 6oz of cup. Since I love having my green tea drinks iced, I again poured a small amount of hot water to dissolve and stirred with ice cubes.
I ended up adding 3-4oz more of water because I find the drink too milky. I also added a teaspoon of sugar to improve the taste. To tastes an almost authentic green tea using this mix, I suggest that you follow the instructions and see if necessary adjustments are needed.
PRESENTING: GREEN TEA BISCUITS
This one tastes like milk chocolate and the green tea taste is missing. The packaging is nice though.
I am a fan of Pepero when it comes to chocolate covered stick biscuits but Pocky’s green tea is good.
Though it tastes 50% white chocolate and 50% green tea, this is a type of…”once you bit you can never stop”.
What could be better than matcha biscuits sandwiched by a matcha filling? Yum! I went gaga when I opened the packaging because of the lovely matcha aroma ❤
THIS ONE IS THE BOMB!!!
This is my favorite among the green tea biscuits I had. The box contains three packs of two biscuits inside. As my first impression I though it’s a big sandwich in each pack.
The filling tastes 100% green tea and it compliments the dark chocolate biscuit. It’s SUPER GOOD, I swear!
What’s nice about this mint is that it’s refreshing and there’s no after taste when you finish a piece or two like most mint candies. It’s only very handy, ideal for everyone especially those who always carry light bags.