How much do you guys know about Matcha? It’s one of those things that I know I like, but I realized I didn’t know a ton about it. I knew that it has a lot of antioxidants and that it is supposed to be good for weight loss. But this link tells me it is a detoxifier, fights against viruses and bacteria, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar, is rich in fiber, and even has cancer – fighting properties. You certainly can’t go wrong with that.
I am very curious about the rituals around serving matcha tea. One day I’m going to buy a fancy matcha whisk and bowl and learn, I think. Or maybe I’ll travel to Japan and learn how to make it there…
The only negative thing about matcha is that it tends to be very expensive. Like, $30 for a small container. And you know, I understand it. It’s imported from Japan, and I’m sure it’s very good quality. However, I was on a mission to find some for cheaper. I went to T & T Supermarket, which is an asian grocery store in Canada, and came across a pretty decent sized bag of “green tea powder” for $10. I couldn’t exactly read the package because I do not read Japanese, but I took that as a good sign. It seemed legit. And you know what? It looks like matcha, it tastes like matcha, and I honestly can’t find any difference. Happy days!
Matcha Green Tea Latte:
1 tsp Matcha Powder
1/4 cup boiling Water
3/4 cup Almond Milk (or regular milk)
Honey or Agave, to taste
1. Bring water to a boil and pour 1/4 cup into a mug.
2. Whisk in 1 tsp matcha powder.
3. Meanwhile, froth almond/regular milk. I used my capresso milk frother (because it is the best/most convenient thing ever) but you can use whatever method you like.
4. Once matcha powder is dissolved into water, pour in the milk, stirring with a spoon to mix if needed. Sweeten with honey or agave as needed and top with a light dusting of matcha powder, if desired.