Matcha is a delicate, green tea leaf that is hand-picked, dried and ground up very finely so it dissolves in water. With most tea, you simply steep the leaves in hot water but with matcha, you’re actually going to be consuming the leaves. This plant produces high levels of chlorophyll which not only brings out its beautiful bright green color but also packs the leaves full of nutrients and antioxidants.
Matcha does contain caffeine, but since it’s digested differently the caffeine is said to release at a slow and steady rate. So, rather than getting an instant boost (and crash), it provides a more natural, continual energy over a longer period of time.
This matcha latte recipe is the perfect way to bring green tea into your morning routine, and it's so easy to make as well.
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1-2 teaspoons of hot water (just under boiling)
1/4 cup hot water (just under boiling)
3/4 cup coconut milk (alternatives: almond milk, soy milk, rice milk)
1 teaspoon matcha powder
2 teaspoons honey (optional)
Add matcha powder to 1-2 teaspoons of hot water into your favorite mug or teacup.
Whisk vigorously until all of the matcha powder has dissolved and a white foam appears.
Pour in the remaining 1/4 cup of hot water and whisk again until dissolved.
Bring coconut milk and honey to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
Pour steamed milk into the cup. Enjoy!