Hello Tea Friends!
My head is spinning at the idea of a Matcha, cocoa, mint, and orange peel combination and it’s something I have no idea of what to expect. Frankly that is why I chose this blend to try, not only is it original but it’s also from a small Etsy store and I love to give smaller businesses a chance.
So lets have a look at the tea. what can I say?…It’s medium sized pieces of what I assume is cocoa and orange peel covered in a green Matcha dust with a few rough looking chopped leaves. It looks as adventurous as it sounds. Scent wise it smells chocolatey yet dry.
I think I will steep this at roughly 75C (on the milder side) and hope that the Matcha doesn’t become too astringent. But I still want to get the best out of the other ingredients so I don’t want to go too mild. Steeping time will also be a fairly quick 20 seconds. This is going in completely blind on a guess, I imagine it’s one of those teas you have to try and alter to taste and experiment with. But for now those are my parameter choices.
As soon as the water goes in the mint fills my nostrils and bursts through the cocoa. The colour is dark green and cloudy (thank you Matcha) and it bares a strong mint chocolate scent. It looks like used paint water but looks can be deceiving.
Okay so the first sip reveals bitter mint with some sweetness and some creamy cocoa behind it, leading to a dry yet refreshing after taste. The astringency is from the Matcha I think but it quickly fades into a creamy undertone before finishing with softer mint.It’s actually so rich it’s more like a black tea base than green. The orange is lost on me though.
A second steep with the same parameters reveals: less bitterness making it creamier and sweeter, the mint still being forefront. This is more like a traditional mint green tea with a touch of cocoa. Still dry but so easy to drink.
Think of it as a mint chocolate tea with some Matcha goodness thrown in for good measure. A strange combination but it actually makes a nice change to try something so different. My husband said it’s like a chocolate ice lolly that has melted a bit.
So unusual but nice, worth the try and I am happy to have tried a sample. If you’re looking for something different then it’s definitely worth a try.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Blend
Where to Buy: MoonGleam Tea Shoppe (Etsy)
Description: The rich, earthy flavor of matcha meets the sweetness of cocoa, mint, and orange peel.
The flavors combine wonderfully to create a wonderful interplay.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Where To Buy: Domo
Chocolate Ecstasy fuses the soothing warmth of hot chocolate with the healthy and exotic taste of organic matcha, so you get the best of both worlds. It’s the perfect drink for a frosty winter morning or a cozy evening in. And you can use it to make an amazing chocolate martini or three, if you’re having one of those nights.
I held off on writing a review for this one for a while now because I wanted to have time to play with it before posting here on SororiTEA Sisters.
The first time I tried this…
ONE…I was overly eager to try it because…well…HELLO…it’s Chocolate!? And TWO…the color of this is was much different that I expected! It looks like a cloudy milk…I was thinking it would look like chocolate milk or something. However, the taste was fairly mellow and very milky and had a slight cocoa taste at the end of the sip and on to the after taste.
The 2nd time I tried it I did what I like to call a DOUBLE SHOT. And OH YEAH! That made a difference! I started with a little over 1 TBS and added 2 more…it’s more than suggested as they suggest 1-2 T but I figured I would try 3!
The color was still milky but with a cocoa and greenish tint to it. The smell is like milk with a hint of chocolate.
The taste is still quite gentle on the chocolate-side but VERY Creamy/Milky! This is very, very tasty!
I then went on to try this a 3rd time…
I added a splash of rice milk to it and it did make it a little more chocolate-like…moreso in the finish on to the aftertaste.
For my 4th attempt…I got overly crazy…but I thought…”What’s the worst that could happen.”
I used 8 tsps of this in about 6 or a little more ounces of water and I found Chocolate Matcha Bliss!
Moral of the story…experiment! It’s FUN and with Matcha – is so diverse – by experimenting it will make just about anyone a Mad Matcha Scientist!
Chocolate Ecstasy Matcha from Domo is the perfect flavored Matcha to play around with! Give it a try! You’ll be glad you did!