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We have a new flavor – Green Tea!

And we have a new flavor – Green Tea!  We make this with matcha.  Know what matcha is?  If so, then great and you’re up on what we’re up to here.  If not, let me explain what matcha is.  Matcha is shaded green tea leaves that are finely milled into a powder (like in the above picture.)  This stuff is great for you by the way, but I digress, ’cause you know, we’re talking about ice cream here.  Anyway, we worked with the tea experts at Somerville based MEM Tea to find an exquisite matcha for our ice cream.  (Big thanks to Gilbert over there!) Our creamy base along with this matcha results in a delectable tea flavor with a fabulous (and real!) color.

All Fall we have been working to finish up the recipe and roll this out.  Finally, with much excitement, we made the inaugural batch last week.  It will be rolled out to a few stores initially, starting at this week. Look for updates on our Facebook page and/or Twitter accounts for which stores will carry it first.  After that, it will continue to be rolled out to more stores.  If this is a flavor you want and your store of choice does not carry it, ask them to start carrying it!

Once you have a chance to try it, be sure to let us know what you think of this newest flavor – either on here, on our Facebook page, or on our Twitter account.

Oh, and want to know more about matcha? Bon Appetit did a 2 page spread on it in their October issue – here’s a link to an abbreviated online version.

2 Responses to “We have a new flavor – Green Tea!”

  1. February 3rd, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Erica says:

    The green tea ice cream is delicious! And I love how your recipe is minimalist. You prove that ice cream doesn’t need to have lots of extra “stuff”. Way to go!

  2. October 13th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    steve marantz says:

    For the last 10 years the only sweet I have craved is green tea ice cream. For a long time the only place to get decent green tea ice cream was Christina’s in Cambridge. A long drive from Swampscott. Recently I found Batch Green Tea at Swampscott Whole Foods. To my delight, it is better than Christina’s version. Love it. And love the energy and sense of well-being it brings to me. Now that I’ve read about matcha I understand why.

    Thank you Batch. You have improved my life.

    Steve Marantz

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