We Love Matcha

20130224-091422.jpgWe love matcha tea and want to share our excitement with you. While in Thailand, one day we popped into a cute cafe to have coffee, instead we had Matcha Latte!! We had the tea before but not as a latte … was love at first sip!!

So we bought some matcha tea before we left Thailand so we could recreate that delightful drink at home; to sip and remember our surprise discovery at the cute cafe.

Unlike other teas that come in dried leaves, pearls, or tea bags… matcha is ground to a powder and its bright green. If you never had it before, here is what Matcha is looks like:
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Make sure you are buying it from a tea shop or market that turns through product, to ensure you are buying a fresh batch.

Matcha has great health benefits; it is the super antioxidant! Matcha green tea possesses antioxidant levels 6.2 times that of goji berries, 7 times that of dark chocolate, 17 times that of wild blueberries and 60.5 times that of spinach!

How to make matcha latte at home:

  • 1 1/2 cup milk or soy milk
  • 2 heaping teaspoons of matcha, less or more as you prefer
  • 1 small cube of sugar
  • Bring milk to near boil – add the cube year and stir. Melt matcha in little bit of the hot milk or hot water, whisk till smooth paste. I prefer to melt it in the milk, but some claim you get better result with hot water. Then add the paste to the milk and whisk to create a light foam. Pour into your favorite cup and enjoy it.

    As you can see I really like my latte with a lot of matcha. You can adjust how much you use based on your preference. Hope you try this great drink. Here is to your health!!
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