I love green tea, and I usually buy my Gyokuro mainly from David’s Tea as I think that their quality is absolutely exceptional. It is just perfect for my palate, very earthy and refreshing. Green Tea is by far my favourite kind of tea or even beverage to drink. Every single time that I purchase herbal teas, especially fruity ones, it just does not seem to work for me. I loooove fruit in general but not in tea form. I do appreciate peppermint and chamomile but that is pretty much it. What I do enjoy is to make iced tea with my herbals. Now that is a drink that I thoroughly welcome, especially in the hot, summer months when water is overall the best thirst quencher but at times, I want a little sweetness added to my water. That is when the iced teas are fantastic. As you all know, I am not a big fan of many sweeteners in general. When I make my iced tea, I sweeten it with fruits such as blueberries, raspberries or whatever I desire at that time. When I was browsing through David’s Tea shop last, I happen to notice that they now carry chocolate bars, very interesting chocolate bars might I add. Matcha Matsu, “wow,” I was very impressed. Even the packaging resembles matcha green tea. I have never had anything close to this flavour before, and I was very excited to take it home to review and rate. Firstly, I must admit that this chocolate bar does taste very much like matcha green tea. It is super earthy to the point where one would think that there is a load of wheat grass mixed with the cocoa butter it. I cannot complain there as it did promise to deliver matcha green tea due to its very interesting title and it was a success in that area. The melting action is moderate, kind of stale at times though. What I am left with is a bitter aftertaste which is not really appreciated, especially when it is in conjunction with the “pound” of sugar that is dropped. This bar is incredibly sweet, how can that be? Perhaps David’s Tea had to add that much sugar in order to balance out the matcha green tea but I think that it is completely overdone. On the bright side, the ingredient list is positive and nothing artificial with a long chemical name is added. Extra points there. Overall, I would not be purchasing this White Chocolate with Matcha Matsu any time soon. I think that I will just stick to my Gyokuro Green Tea, it never seems to disappoint.
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Matcha Green Tea, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 2.1 / 5.0
My name is Soriah and I am an enormous lover of fine chocolates. I enjoy strolling through charming towns and by chance, finding a little, delightful chocolate gem hidden in the corner, offering bon bons that are ready to be just devoured.