As some of you might have known, National Iced Tea Day was on June 10th. Yes this is an actual event and why the workplace and classroom remained open for this momentous of holidays is baffling to me. This is as important as it gets ladies and gentlemen.
In all seriousness, I had a cold beverage or two in mind to write about, but all bets are off. I wanted to do it all little different this time.
Once again this idea came to me just hours ago. The weather is flourishing. The sun is out, the temperature is up, and the heat is on. It’s too obvious to write about iced and cold teas during this time of year. I did it a lot last Summer and I will get back to that. But for the first time since beginning this blog, we’re talking ice cream. And ice cream makes everyone happy. But does that include green tea ice cream?
What makes this blog fun is discovering brands and items one has never heard of. At least I haven’t. The famous brands in all areas are great to elaborate on but just when I thought I was going to go with a world famous brand, I go with maeda-en. Yeah it’s new to me too.
The ingredients and nutrition facts are on display for your viewing enjoyment. And I needed it as a reference point. I’ve had green tea ice cream or matcha ice before as a dessert at Japanese or sushi based restaurants and was amazed by how much sugar was added. I understand that just green tea in ice cream form is going to taste real coarse and bitter, that the aftertaste may leave a lot to to be desired. I understand that but also find the concept to be counterproductive in terms of health.
But that’s on me. I don’t see how it can be prepared and served any other way. Ice cream is meant to be sweet. It’s one of many joys of these glorious months where everything feels happier.
So how was this ice cream? I liked it but since I have little to compare it by, my opinion may not be entirely accurate. That could change with time one way or another. I may love it more or grow to realize there’s better out there. I adore green tea so any taste of that makes me happy. It’s an interesting dichotomy with the artificial sweeteners. I almost feel guilty having it. Something doesn’t feel right. I’m betraying the purity of green tea by having this.
The website doesn’t have any more than a broad list of items, but as you can see they have multiple flavors. Will I get to any more? If you look close at the photograph above, there is a teaser for something in the very near future.
For now, I will enjoy the rest of this bowl, as it’s very rich and will take some time to complete. If you’re interested in this company, contact info, and most importantly where to buy, links have been provided.
Ah I love Summer. More is coming.
Stay warm and stay cool.