Have you had the green tea crepe cake at Lady M? It's a delicate confection made with 20+ crepes layered with super-light pastry cream just barely kissed with the green, slightly bitter taste of matcha. These aren't pancake-y crepes, they're paper-thin and imperceptible on the tongue. You see them individually in the cross-section, but that's an illusion. The cream soaks into the crepes so your fork (yes I eat desserts with a fork, I find it's easier to piece off the exact bite I want) just glides on through.
Now it might seem ascetic to go on to describe a smoothie, but in fact they share the same flavor profile. A creamy base. An earthy sweetness. A plushness. And then, the matcha to give it all shape.
I got this recipe from this Instagram from Kat Odell, Eater's Drinks editor. Is this drink trendy? Yes. Insufferably so? Perhaps. But, who cares. It tastes like cold drinkable cake.
RECIPE: Blend 2 grams matcha, 16 oz water, 1 date, handful of almonds. Add crushed ice, if it's really hot.