Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Matcha Latte

Matcha Latte
This is a wonderful and refreshing hot drink.  A great change from my normal morning hot tea or coffee. Matcha is a fine powder green tea that has wonderful health benefits.  It has a high concentration of the antioxidant EGCG. Matcha also boosts your metabolism and it reduces cholesterol levels when it is drunk on a regular basis.  These health benefits are derived because the whole tea leaf is ingested.  This means it delivers a higher potency of catechins, chlorophyll, and antioxidants.  I knew tea was good for you:)  I bought my Matcha powder at Whole Foods but you can find it at Japanese markets.
This latte is a super easy  and quick drink  to make.  You heat almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, or cow's milk ( I used almond milk), and water. Then whisk the liquids into a mug containing  the matcha powder.  Sweeten with Agave syrup (nectar) and you have a very tasty antioxidant drink.

Matcha Lattee
From Bon Appetit

Ingredients:

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, or cow's milk
1 teaspoon matcha powder
Agave syrup (nectar)





Directions:


1. Bring almond milk to a bare simmer in a small pot over medium-high heat.
2. Place matcha powder in a heatproof cup.  Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup boiling water, then almond milk, tipping cup slightly to help create more foam.  Sweeten with agave syrup and serve.

Makes 1 serving



Matcha Powder



4 comments:

  1. Oh Yum! This looks and sounds so good! Perfect for our very cold weather!

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  2. This sounds fantastic, I've never used...let alone heard of Matcha before. But, I love green tea so I'm sure I'll love this. Thanks for sharing, I will definitely have to try!

    Sincerely,
    Happy Valley Chow

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  3. I love matcha in anything! This latte sounds wonderful.

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  4. I'm going to have to branch out beyond my hot tea!!!

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