The Perfect Matcha

As you may have read in my Instagram post, I used to hate matcha. I tried matcha in so many forms, but I eventually started to love the taste once I realized you can do more with it than just mix it with water (not my favorite way to drink it). Matcha is like a concentrated green tea powder, except one brewed cup of matcha is the antioxidant equivalent of ten cups of green tea. Plus, after some research, I realized just how beneficial it is for you to drink matcha: 

  • Packed with antioxidants
  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Calming and relaxing factors (we all need some of that) 
  • Vitamin, chlorophyll, and fiber rich
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

I'm not a matcha professional and I'm definitely not a barista, but I was so tired of dropping five bucks every time I stop to get a matcha latte - so I decided to try my own DIY recipe.

 
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RECIPE

  • 12 oz mug
  • Whisk
  • Kitchen thermometer
  • 1 teaspoon of matcha powder
  • 3 tablespoons of boiling water (160 degrees)
  • 1 1/4 cup of milk (regular, coconut, almond, or soy) 
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 
  • Sugar or honey (optional)

 

  1. Add 1 tsp. of matcha powder into the mug; if you want a lighter taste, add 1/2 tsp.
  2. Boil water until temperature reads 160 degrees.
  3. Bring milk to boil in a saucepan. If you have an espresso machine that froths milk for you - use it! Boiling milk on the stove will froth around 160 degrees. 
  4. In the meantime, add 3 tbs. of the boiling water into the matcha and whisk together until frothy.
  5. Add vanilla and sweetener, then whisk again. 
  6. Once the milk has reached 160, pour into the mug until full. Clearly mine does not look like the lattes in the movies... *Cue your latte art talents here*
  7. Enjoy! 
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Hot day? Matcha is SO good iced too! You still have to boil the water to mix the matcha. But you can just pour in the other ingredients over ice! 

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