Want to try something new for breakfast or teatime? What about dried green tea leaves grated into the finest powder? This magical tea from Japan is consumed as tea or as an ingredient in food and has been a traditional hot beverage in Japan for hundreds of years. It has a rich and thick flavour with a hint of wheat grass and rose hip, and you can drink it just as it is or do a trendy matcha latté. Aside from the tastiness of this exotic drink matcha is renowned for numerous health benefits.
- Rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll
- One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content. It is healthier than regular green tea because it is made out of the whole leaf and not just the brewed water.
- You consume the same amount of caffeine as in a regular cup of coffee, but the effect is much better, since matcha creates an “alert calm” due to its natural substance called I-theanine.
1 cup/ 300 ml
1 tspn finest 100% raw matcha powder
250 ML Hot water (about 60 degrees C)
50 ML Unsweetened lukewarm almond milk (homemade)
Honey (can be excluded)
Warm the water to about 60 degrees Celsius. If you are uncertain just let the hot water cool down a bit before you mix it together with the matcha powder. Pour the matcha into a medium sized tea cup and slowly pour the hot water into the cup. Use a whisk or an electric milk frother to get rid of lumps. Pour in the lukewarm almond milk and use the wisk/frother to foam it. Finally pour in a dash of honey (can be excluded). Enjoy!
By: Victoria Thoors