The drink, which Matcha Mylkbar describes as a “sexy smurf latte,” consists of ginger, lemon, coconut milk, agave and blue algae powder and is priced at $8AU ($6US). The price reflects the cost of the algae, which is valued for its anti-oxidant properties and can cost over $3AU a gram.
WOOHOOO!!! Don't freak out but it's finally available! ?????? Introducing the BRAND NEW Smurf latte !!! It's got E3 live blue algae, lemon, ginger agave, coconut mylk. So for those who guessed blueberries, you were close! Ticking off the rainbow, slowly...
A photo posted by M A T C H A // M Y L K B A R (@matcha_mylkbar) on Jul 9, 2016 at 12:39am PDT
The blue latte has been sale for less than a week, but is already proving to be a hit with the public, with sales reaching triple figures, which, co–owner Mark Filippelli admits, is probably down to its Instagram potential.
We think the drink actually looks quite tasty, though apparently it has a strong odour of seaweed, so it may be down–in–one, rather than something to savour. It’s also part of a wider trend for blue drinks, including this blue wine and the addition of butterfly pea flower to cocktails, which turns drinks blue and then violet with the addition of citrus.
Yayayay sexy smurf lattes with @sexysupernatural. No there's no blueberry, no there's no food dye, it's DEFS not photoshopped it's just E3 live blue algae, lemon, ginger agave, coconut mylk. So good for you and so DELISH too! You gotta try it to believe it ??
A photo posted by M A T C H A // M Y L K B A R (@matcha_mylkbar) on Jul 11, 2016 at 1:31am PDT