I love Trader Joe's. Mostly because they have my favorite wrap. Habanero Lime wraps. They have a nice kick but are not overwhelming. Absolutely Delicious. However this post isn't about wraps this post is about this new product I saw at Trader Joe's. Their house brand Match Green Tea Latte mix.
I am fairly certain this is a new product since it was in the new products section of my local Trader Joe's. If you are a fan oh Starbucks Green Tea Lattes but not a fan of the price tag, this is for you!
Not granted it isn't as good as the real thing but it comes very close. Once you open the container you get a whiff of sweet green tea goodness.
The powder is very fine and dissolves instantly in hot water. It says 3 tablespoons of mix with 6 oz of water. That is a lot for barely one cup of water. If you using the good match powder, you would barely need a teaspoon. I don't measure when I make my drink i just toss in a few spoonfuls and then add as much water as I want to drink. I never had an issue of the powder not dissolving or it clumping up at the bottle of my mug like traditional matcha powder.
Now I have attempted to make my own matcha green tea latte at home and lets just say I went to reload my Starbucks card afterwards....
The mix is sweet, maybe a little too much for my tastes but not unbearably so. It has a bunch of funny ingredients but I think it is to ensure it flavor of steamed milk.
I have tried this both hot and the iced versions as per instructions. The iced version still had a good amount of sweetness but the green tea flavor was muted. With any beverage you just need to find the sweet spot. The container recommends 3 tablespoons but I might do more or less or add more or less ice depending on how I like my drink.
I really love my latest Trader Joe's find. I keep this can at the office. Since you do need a lot when your making a cup, I can't see it would last all that long however I also think it is comforting to know I won't have it sit in the pantry for too long.