The ice cream "Midori Koicha" commemorating the 35th anniversary of Haagen-Dazs Japan is on sale for a limited time from July 9th. The estimated price is 350 yen (tax included).
Developed with the inspiration of "dark tea", a way of drinking matcha, which is considered to be a high-class hospitality in the tea ceremony. A special ice cream that takes advantage of the ingredients and commitment to the ingredients.
Speaking of Haagen-Dazs, "green tea" is also one of the popular flavors. Since it's a big deal, I tried to compare "Midori-Dark Tea-" and "Green Tea".
green teaFirst of all, from the familiar green tea. The tea leaves are an original blend that mainly uses "first picked tea leaves", which are picked only from the sprouts of the year, and adds a little "second tea". It is ground with a stone mill over time to bring out the flavor of matcha.
I ate it after a long time, but the matcha taste is strong and delicious! I feel a gentle taste in the sweetness. Haagen-Dazs is a place where the richness of the cream is well utilized.
Midori-Dark Tea-Midori-dark tea-has a luxurious feel from the packaging. Mizuhiki and the "35th Anniversary" mark are designed, and the lid uses a "crown lid" with beautiful refraction of light. The inside of the cup is black so that the dark green color of the ice cream shines.
Only hand-picked first-picked tea leaves, specially made for this product, are used abundantly. While the general gyokuro coating period is about 20 days, by covering it for a long time of "35 days or more", the content of the component (theanine) that contributes to the taste is higher than that of general matcha.
The bright green ice cream claims to have a strong taste from the first bite. There is no bitterness that makes you frown, and the refreshing taste of matcha spreads with a soothing scent. The deep richness of ice cream melts into the crisp matcha and it's insanely delicious!
Green tea is also rich, but compared to Midori-dark tea, it is an overwhelming victory. The latter is an image in which the original taste of tea leaves is concentrated in a bite. However, the aftertaste is refreshing and I can even remember the slight changes in the mouth.
A luxurious ice cream "Midori-Dark Tea-" suitable for the 35th anniversary. I am looking forward to seeing what kind of special flavors will be released from Haagen-Dazs in the future.