Delicate pure matcha with frothy nut milk and water. Matcha tea’s benefits are wide-reaching. It is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, and chlorophyll (the green color?). And it helps steady your metabolism as well as relax you with the presence of amino acids that help trigger relaxation. Yet it also creates clarity of mind with a steady subtle caffeine effect. The perfect daily drink.
Add the teaspoon of tea powder and a small amount of hot water into a mug with the matcha tea. Use the back of a small spoon to stir to make a smooth, green paste. There will be lumps of tea. Add in the remaining hot water and milk of choice, and sweetener and coconut oil if you choose. Add the mixture to a blender and spin for less then a minute. If you have a milk frother (here is my favorite frother), froth some nut milk up for the topping and garnish with a sprinkling of cinnamon.
- 1 tsp high quality matcha powder – I use KENKO tea powder
- 1/2 cup nut milk
- 1/2 cup hot water
- optional: 1/2 tsp maple syrup
- Cinnamon for garnish
Using a sauce pan: The blender creates an incredibly airy and frothy tea, but of course you don’t have to blend. Just pour the mixture in a sauce pan and warm a bit more, stirring to break up those tea lumps. There is also a traditional wisk you can buy that is used in ceremonial teas. Here is the wisk I have but any brand will suffice.
Iced Version : Make a Matcha Shake Increase the matcha powder to 1 tablespoon, substitute the hot water for ice. Also, put a glass in the freezer while you prep and pour the blended result into the frosty glass.
Hope your matcha break is all you want it to be!
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