A scoop of green-tea-matcha-melon-ice-cream is not a daily thing you will see on a menu in an ice-bar. So, when I got this chance, I said: yes I would like to taste this vegan, free from any refined sugars, ice-cream!
The color is really really green, a real eye catch! Decorated with little fruit pieces on the side, Stephanie gives you a real treat! A couple of weeks ago I got my first introduction in this marvelous vegan ice-cream which is based on tea. Yes: green tea, black tea, red tea, white tea, they serve it all at Quies Tea in Amsterdam. And, you have the possibility to buy all these beautiful teas from all over the world at this lovely place in the capital of the Netherlands.
In an earlier post (see this one), you can read about the story of tealeaves, processing and stuff, but this blog will go about the taste of this new type of ice-cream. What I found so delightful about this tea-ice-cream is that it is light and fresh and it makes you feel really good about yourself!
I can remember back in those days when I was craving for ice-cream and I was drowned to this big jar of Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Sutra… After eating I felt horrible and pretty sick. The ice-cream made me even more hungry and I was not satisfied at all. The taste was too creamy, too fat and heavy on the stomach.
Way different than these types made of tea! Stephanie makes them all by herself. The last time I was here I got green matcha ice-cream as well, but it was sweetened with banana and I am not that font of banana. Changing it with melon was a good move!
Vegan means by the way no dairy or animal products like honey. It is natural sweetened and the taste is melon-ish with a hint of the matcha. Matcha is pulverized green tea. This powder is actually more than just green tea. Matcha is the tips of the best tops of a tea plant. It goes through a different manufacturing process. All the good minerals and vitamins are still in the plant and thus in the powder.
The benefits of using matcha are endless: stabilizing your blood sugar and blood pressure, gives your immunity a boost, it is good for your skin and your hormone system, etc. etc. In a different blog I will explicate more about matcha. Promise!
For now I will say, if you are vegan and craving for ice-cream, go to Quies Teas! It’s the best!
Where? Quies Teas Amsterdam. Unique Tearoom and Tea Shop