I'm such a fan of matcha. Not only does it taste amazing but it's extremely good for you and just so versatile. Amongst other things, you can add it to green smoothies, make iced teas and even bake it into brownies and cupcakes (yes, really!)
This matcha latte is one of my favourite things to drink on cold winter evenings, although it's good at any time of year. It's incredibly simple to make (which I love - I'm all about simplicity) and easy to adjust to your own tastes. I use either soya or coconut milk when making this, but any milk will work - almond, rice, dairy...whatever you prefer. There are also a number of ways you can sweeten this drink if you so wish - you could use honey, agave, maple syrup, stevia or even sugar.
And just how is it better than Starbucks, I hear you cry? Well, you know exactly what's going into it so there are no hidden nasties, it costs a fraction of the price and you don't even have to leave your house to enjoy it! So let's get into the recipe - I hope you love it as much as I do.
You will need:
1 heaped teaspoon matcha powder
3/4 cup milk of your choice
1/4 cup hot water
Honey to sweeten (or agave to keep it vegan)
1. Heat the milk in a pan, bringing it to a simmer. Froth the milk using a whisk or milk frother.
2. Meanwhile, boil the water then let it sit and cool for a few minutes (it's important not to use boiling water as this can kill the flavour of the tea). In a mug, mix the water with the matcha powder until it has dissolved.
3. Slowly add the milk to the mug and stir.
4. If you want to sweeten your latte, add a little honey or agave now.
Do you like matcha? What's your favourite way to use it?
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