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Trophy Cupcakes - Green Tea

"It is green."


What's this, Chris? It's not St. Patrick's Day and it's not an ungodly green color. What kind of cupcake is this? Spinach and sweet pea? Arugula?


Nope. It's a green tea cupcake that actually looks like green tea. And it tastes... amazingly like green tea. Subtle and just sweet enough at times.


The cake is of their moist variety, but unlike any of their other cakes, it has a very light flavor. It's obviously sweet, of course, but not cloying like some of the green tea sodas out there. Honestly, it was a bit less sweet than a like my tea, which made for a very good cupcake. I found out later from one of the bakers that the cake was flavored with brewed matcha tea that was added to the batter as well as the icing.


And after that, the icing was good but actually a little too sweet. Not badly so, but it had a tendency to overwhelm the cake after a while. The balance of flavors was a little off. Not badly so, but enough that my friend stopped eating the frosting after a while.


Definitely worth checking out if you have the chance.

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Taken on March 24, 2007