What the heck is Matcha tea?
Matcha, matcha, matcha, lately Matcha tea is all the craze among health and wellness bloggers. It seem like you can't check your instangram accounts lately without seeing the bright green color of matcha-infused lattes, cakes, and smoothies. For tea lover like myself, it's great!! there is nothing like a good health trend that doesn't involve starving yourself or depriving yourself in hope of losing weight. Put simply, the world has gone bonkers for matcha, from matcha latte, smoothie, brownies, energy balls to cake. Unless unless you've been living under a rock, you've definitely noticed this new craze. I am proud to say that I am a part of this matcha cult. For this post I thought I'd give you guys a little breakdown to what is matcha green tea, and how I make my morning matcha latte.
For this specif pose I've decided not to offer the health benefits of the tea, but there are many benefits associated with matcha tea. If you're really interested in learning more about the tea, its historical background and others, I'd recommand reading the following Books: Matcha: A Lifestyle Post - Matcha - The Matcha Miracle: Boost Energy, Focus and Health with Green Tea Powder
So what's Matcha?
Let’s start with the basics, what is matcha tea? matcha green tea is delicate tea leaf variety typically grown and processed in Japan. Matcha tea is typically used in Japanese tea ceremonies. The green tea are often shaded from the sun for few weeks of their growth, which help increasing the chlorophyll content and creating a gorgeous green color. Then, the leaves are carefully ground with stone grinding wheels to produce a fine powder. The powder can then be used to brew an antioxidant rich frothy green tea or in recipes like smoothies or baking.
Okay, lets talk about making that morning matcha latte
- 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk (hemp seed milk, soy, or almond)
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 1 tsp moringa powder (optional)
- 1 tsp raw organic coconut butter
- 1 tsp collegan powder
- ¼ tsp Honey (optional)
- Combine milk, matcha, collegan, coconut butter, honey and moringa powder (optional) in a small in blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Once it's done, set it aside.
- While the matcha is blending make sure to boil a cup of water in a kettle.
- Pour the matcha into a mug and add your boiled water. Serve immediately and enjoy!!!