- 30ml golden rum (e.g. Havana Club 3)
- 20ml peach liqueur (e.g. Peachtree)
- 7.5ml vanilla syrup (e.g. Monin)
- 1 small peach wedge (yellow)
- 1/2 slightly heaped bar spoon matcha powder (e.g. Isuzu)
It’s probably the healthiest tea type out there: fully packed with antioxidants (10 x more than regular green tea or pomegranate). One class, the catechins (esp. EGCg), is pretty unique to this precious product and contributes to preventing cancer. And with high amounts of the amino acid L-Theanine & caffeine, it will help you to slip into a state of focused relaxation similar to meditation.
Fresh matcha powder has a vibrant, almost luminous, jade-like green color. It always tastes creamy & rich with the characteristic underlying umami qualities. However, the flavor can range from bitter to rather sweet, from floral to rather fruity, from mild to intense. Tip: there is a tendency that cheaper matcha has more bitter flavors and more expensive ones provide a sweet mildness and increased umami.
Those chemical compounds have the ability to enhance the flavor of matching aromas, typically resulting in a pleasant “brothy” or “meaty” taste with a long-lasting, coating & mouth-watering sensation over the tongue. Products with naturally high umami qualities are fish, caved meat, mushrooms, specific vegetables (e.g. ripe tomatoes, spinach), breast milk, and… green tea (matcha).
Thanks to the peach wedge the peach flavor will be staged in a soft & extra-fresh way. If you don’t use it, there is actually no need to increase the liqueur portion: the strong flavor & sweetness of the liqueur would already shine out more.
Here is a straightforward, pretty sharp variation: use vanilla-flavored vodka instead of rum and even drop the syrup (resulting in 30ml vanilla vodka & 30ml peach liqueur). This will ultimately highlight both, peach & matcha while keeping the vanilla impression. Exciting but a bit harder to balance.
Looking for another fruitful matcha combination? Think about raspberry or pineapple!
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