You may have heard about Matcha tea, Matcha lattes and even of food recipes containing Matcha, especially in the last year or so – it seems to be cropping up everywhere! It originates from Japan but has now become a hugely popular drink around the globe for it’s health benefits. Aside from the fact that it’s full of antioxidants, a bunch of vitamins including D & C and it’s packed with fibre, it is also caffeine and sugar free so it’s a great alternative if you’re trying to cut down on either or both.
There are plenty of recipes that you can find online that will suit your taste buds but I like to keep my simple. All you need is;
- Matcha powder, I use Teapigs. (It’s not cheap but you use the smallest amount so it lasts you for ages & I promise is well worth the investment.)
- Oat milk (You can change this to suit you and your taste buds, I like to use oat milk because it has a creamy texture and froths up well but rice milk also works well as it’s naturally sweet)
- Honey – optional to sweeten your latte.
- Matcha scoop and whisk – optional, you can also just use a third of a teaspoon and a milk frother if you don’t have either of these.
Simply fill up your favorite mug with your milk and then tip it into a pan to heat up. Add a (Matcha sized) scoop of Matcha powder into the pan and froth up with the whisk until all the powder has dispersed and no lumps are left. Make sure the milk is nice and hot and pour back into your mug. Add a squeeze of honey in for some sweetness.
Sit back and enjoy, if you become hooked with the Matcha lattes, try experimenting with other recipes like Matcha desserts! Give it a go and let me know how you get on!