Instagram! @greentealicious_matcha

Okay, so it’s been a while. A LONG WHILE.

Since my last post I’ve completed a master degree and will hopefully be going to med school in the new year.

What’s also new is that I MADE AN INSTAGRAM account: @greentealicious_matcha

I’ve had so many encounters with green tea during my blog absence but have had little time to write about them all. Some of them aren’t blog worthy but I would still like to share them all some how. Hence, the instagram.

Till next time!

P.s. if you google “greentealicious”, this blog is no longer the first result. Apparently there’s a cafe now called greentealicious in America. That’s awesome but that cafe is not affiliated in any way to this blog. We only share our love of green tea.

~Nurilen

 

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Skincare | Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Hand Cream Travel Edition Set

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Found this being sold at Sydney International Airport!

So I know the Elizabeth Arden green tea range come in different fragrances like lavender, honey suckle and cherry blossom… but I didn’t know they came in hand creams!

At first I thought I was buying a set of travel-sized body lotions… maybe I took the wrong box when purchasing – I don’t know. But when I finally got to my hotel and gave it another look, I saw it was hand creams! Slightly disappointed but then again, I found this a lot more practical as I always have dry hands!

I’ve only tried the green tea hand cream and it’s sent is remarkable and smell just like the EDTs. Unlike the body lotion, the colour of the cream is white and not green. I’m guessing that the Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Body Lotion has green colouring added to it.

But they don’t really last long on my super dry hands and I’m really lazy with regular applications… mostly because I tend to leave the hand cream at home just in case I lose it while out and about. After all, these are only available at the airport and were duty free so I didn’t want it to run out too soon! And I only ever go overseas once in a blue moon.

I may or may not post a review on the others. This post is basically to announce to green tea hand cream appreciators that Elizabeth Arden green tea hand creams exist! And in different scents too!

~Nurilen

Snacks | Yuki & Love Japanese Style Green Tea Mochi

I’m a big fan of mochi and came across green tea mochi. Of course I had to try it!

I’ve had packaged green tea mochi before… but this particular brand of mochi wasn’t that soft, gooey mochi texture. It was a bit like biting into a stone…

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Wow, I haven’t posted on greentealicious in months! But 2 posts in one day? I am on a roll!

~Nurilen n_n

Snacks | Matchadventure @Daiso

おひさしぶりです!

It’s been a while!

So a new shopping centre popped up in my local area last year and I was ecstatic that a Daiso store was going to open up there!

At last, I finally got to to visit the store and boy did I find lots of green tea goodies! I selected a couple of interesting matcha snacks…

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1. Furuta Everyone Cookies

20161015_15412620161015190557The cookies come individually packaged. You get a whiff of green tea once you take the cookie out of its packet and there’s a subtle matcha taste. 2016101519064320161015190456Other than that, it tastes like a chocolate chip cookie.
Score: 7/10

2. DARS Uji Matcha Chocolate

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Haven’t been to a Daiso store in a while and am a little heartbroken that they no longer go by the “EVERYTHING $2.80”. This chocolate was $3.80… yikes.

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I’m a big fan of the dark chocolate taste and I was also pleased that the chocolate came as individual pieces like they do with some Lindt chocolates.

Score: 8/10

3. Meiji Hello Panda – Matcha Green Tea Cream Filling

Growing up, Hello Panda was the go to snack and I fondly remember my school canteen selling the chocolate and strawberry cream filling flavours. 20161015193040It was the closest thing to junk food the canteen sold once they removed ice cream and chips from the shelves. So, bonus points for nostalgia.The green tea cream filling tastes a lot like the green tea kit kat.2016101519325020161015193241The matcha taste is distinct which I love.
Score: 8.5/10

4. Meito Condensed Milk & Green Tea Candy

2016101519335120161015193306I’m not a big fan of hard candy but I was curious what this would taste like. It has a very matcha taste and there’s literally condensed milk inside. I like to chew on my candy and I found the shell to be quite thin, so less sucking time. I thought it was an ok candy.
Score: 7/10

Well, that’s it for my Daiso… haul (?). Until next time!

じゃあまた!

〜Nurilen n_n

Eat here: Dex2rose Nitrogen Gelato, Melbourne

I’ve heard so many good things about this Melbourne gelato place!
And they sell matcha ice cream too!
Dex2rose also serve this dessert called “Chocolate Waffle” which is a dark chocolate waffle with matcha icecream, matcha sauce, assorted meringue drops, seasonal fruits and fairy floss. Sounds so good! Must try whenever I go to Melbourne!

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Dex2rose
377 Little Bourke St, Melbourne CBD

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As a non-professional food blogger (read: this is my hobby, I still have to go to work at my “real,” job every day!), it’s always super exciting to be invited to new food spot openings! I’m a big fan of ice cream, and have really enjoyed the few nitrogen gelati I’ve had in the past, and have always wondered why there haven’t been more opened; it seems like there are endless opportunities to create amazing flavour combinations, if you’ve got the right people and passions behind it. Enter Jesse, the brains behind the operation of Dex2rose, Melbourne’s newest offering in the nitrogen gelati department.

This is a project that’s been four years in the planning and opened only 6 weeks ago. You’d be forgiven if you haven’t heard of it yet; strict council restrictions have prohibited the team from putting up…

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Blackmores Superfood Powder: Matcha

Good news!

Over the summer, the Blackmores Superfood Powder ads got to me (well, maybe that part isn’t good news). I’m not a sucker for marketing, but I am an avid tennis fan and these ads would pop up during the game.

But what really got to me was the fact that Blackmores now sell matcha!

Normally, I would have to make the trek to my nearest Asian grocery store on the other side of town. But now that Blackmores is selling their own range, green tea powder is now coming to a chemist store near you!

Well, more like chemist/pharmacy franchise. I bought mine from Chemist Warehouse…

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Kinda pricey though but oh well.

Since they come in satchets, I’m thinking of bringing it to work. At work, we have a coffee machine. So I can now make green tea lattes with that gorgeous frothy milk!!

~Nurilen

 

Snacks | Imuraya Matcha Tsubuan Monaka

This snack is a must have. For $3.40, I guess it was worth the first time experience of biting into this green tea ice cream/red bean/wafer snack. It’s summer time here in Australia and I am melting. I couldn’t be bothered waiting for my train for 17 minutes (because… Sydney Trains… nuff said) so I decided to go shopping.

Didn’t go far as I discovered TongLi supermarket in Auburn Central.

They have so much green tea products in there! The products are so much cheaper than the Korean store in Lidcombe where I bought my tub of green tea ice cream.

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It looks just like the picture on the package! And for that, I am super impressed. It tasted as good as it looked!

It’s interesting because I didn’t get brain freeze at all whilst biting into this. I guess it’s because of the wafer that surrounds it that protects your teeth?

9.5/10 would highly recommend and eat it again!

As for the nutritional content…

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I put the nutrition and ingredients list in there in case anyone wants to check it out but has dietary restrictions.

Can’t wait to try out more of Tong Li’s cheap green tea snacks!

~Nurilen