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Matcha

Matcha is a Green Tea that comes in a powdered form, it matchausually comes in smaller amounts of finely ground green tea stored in a small container. The typical serving size of the powder is 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon in 3-4ounces of water, however this can vary. The consistency, flavoring, and foaming after whisking the drink varies depending upon the amount of each ingredient you have added.

matcha powdered formMatcha is most popular in Japan where is is used as a ceremonial tea, there are certain customs and procedures followed during this ceremony most of which should be followed to avoid insulting or disrespecting the ceremony and others.

What does Matcha taste like?
Most would agree that the flavor of this powdered form of the drink is sweeter than that of the popular green tea bags we get in the United States. I agree, the flavor is a bit sweeter but with a more organic taste to it. The drink is also a little bit thicker when made properly and since there is not much water added the serving size is much smaller.

Candy Corn Flavors

One of the most popular flavors of halloween is candy corn!  Candy corn is a sweet sugary candy that’s made specifically around Halloween from honey, corn syrup, and sugar by Brach’s Confections.  Traditional candy corn is the shape of a cone and has three colors – the bottom part is yellow, the middle part is orange, and the top part is white. Indian candy corn is another popular common variety which is brown orange and white. Although some people claim the colors taste different, in fact, all the colors have the same flavor.

Candy Corn is soft and chewy and tastes very sweet. The flavor it so appealing, that according to the manufacturer, so much candy corn is eaten, that if you lined them up end to end it would circle the earth 4.5 times.

Retailers are starting to sell gourmet candy corn which comes in different flavors including: chocolate, cinammon, pumpkin spice, blackberry cobbler, cherry, green apple, and many many more flavors.

Frozen Lemonade Flavor and Recipe!

What makes for a good lemonade flavor? The best lemonade should be slightly sour in flavor, and sweetened only enough to reduce it from being sour enough to make your face cringe. In other words, lemonade should not be very very sweet…err on the side of being sour.  As for Frozen lemonade, keep in mind that you drink frozen lemonade when it is hot, so you want it to be refreshing. If you make it too sweet, you’ll be dissatisfied with it, and you’ll want water.  Therefore, you want to keep frozen lemonade slightly sour in flavor as well.

How do you make frozen lemonade? A good recipe for frozen lemonade that comes out with a good flavor is:

  • approx. 1 cup of lemon juice, 3 cups of crushed ice, 3/4 cup of sugar, 3/4 cup of water. Put in the blender and blend!

Enjoy!!

Anise Flavored Liqueur

Anise Flavored Liqueur is a type of liqueur which is flavored with anise. Pretty simple, eh?  (A liqueur is an alcoholic beverage that has a sweet-tasting flavor…liqueurs are often used to add that extra flavor to an alcoholic drink).  You’ll find the taste sweet, and some people would describe the flavor as tasting licorice-like.  The sweet-flavored beverage should be mixed in a cocktail for best tasting results! Different parts of the country call anise-flavored liqueur different things.  There are varieties known as anisette, ouzo, and sambuca.  Absinthe is one variety made from  a narcotic herb (so not widely sold)- wormwood, which a plant whose leaves include absinthine and anabsinthine, and is sometimes used for indegestion.  A drier-flavored variety of anise liqueur is anis.