Matcha Latte

Cup of Matcha from above
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Matcha powder is ground up green tea leaves. It’s earthy, fresh, a little grassy and just barely sweet. Since it’s ground up tea leaves instead of the actual leaves, it’s stronger, both flavor and caffeine-wise than the innocent powder appears to be.

Cup of Matcha from the side

Trust me on this one: if you go overboard (say, a tablespoon instead of a tsp per serving, you will know it.) If you are caffeine sensitive, this is not an afternoon drink – this is a morning, clear-your-head-get-focused-and-create drink. Learned this the hard way. 😀

It’s a nice break from coffee

Matcha has polyphenols, antioxidants, catechins, and of course, caffeine. Catechins are associated with lower blood pressure and perhaps lowering your cholesterol. Polyphenols and antioxidants have a reputation for helping to lower inflammation and perhaps fighting cancer cells. I’m not telling you matcha is going to fix a crummy diet and sedentary lifestyle (sitting is the new smoking), I’m telling you the powder isn’t going to hurt you and it might be good for you.

Plus, it’s such a pretty green … and it just smells like it’s good for you.

Matcha Latte

Heat a few ounces of water and honey in the microwave, dissolve your “dose” of matcha powder in the water/honey mixture, then add hot milk of any source. Stir and enjoy.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1
Author: Burntporkchops.com

Ingredients

  • 2 oz water heated in the microwave to almost boiling
  • 1 – 2 tsp honey use local honey if you have it
  • 1 – 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 6 – 8 oz hot milk any source. Macadamia nut milk is particularly good for this

Instructions

  • Heat the water and honey, dissolve the matcha powder in the hot water.
  • Heat whatever milk you want and add it to the water/honey/matcha mixture.
  • Stir and enjoy.

Notes

Try adding some ground cinnamon or chai spice. Almond and vanilla go well with this, too. For a cool drink, don’t heat the milk, and serve it over ice.

If you need matcha powder to try this recipe, click to Amazon through BurntPorkChops and they’ll send a few pennies my way. Thanks!


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