MATCHA: THE CULT GREEN TEA
Updated: Apr 28
I'm slowly transitioning myself to end coffee completely. I know, I know. Crazy, right? I have decided to make this conscious decision because, truth be told... I feel awful after a few hours of not consuming the lovely coffee beverage. I feel fatigue, headaches and I crash pretty hard. Zzz. Zzz. Zzz.... I have always noticed this relationship with coffee and I. So, I decided to try out Green tea matcha latte. There are SO many benefits that come along with this little drink.
Let me share.
Matcha Green Tea has so many vitamins and minerals. The first ingredient is highly concentrated with polyphenol compounds which are called catechins, that is a type of antioxidant. A study found that matcha contains 3x more of the catechins called epigallocatechin gallate *EGCG* an antioxidant connected to beating cancer, viruses & heart disease ~ than other kinds of standard green tea! Now, you can understand why I chose to make the right decision :) Buh-buy coffee, hello Matcha!
A simple & easy recipe on how to make yourself or anyone else a matcha green tea Latte. INGREDIANTS ½ cup boiling water ½ cup almond milk, or coconut milk (Any milk will do). 1 teaspoon matcha tea powder 1 tablespoon agava, maple syrup, or honey to taste INSTRUCTIONS Add the matcha tea powder to the boiling water in a tea bowl (cup). Use a bamboo whisk, (or fork) and whisk briskly in a up-and-down direction to make a thick, green paste. Pour remaining nut milk or regular milk and water into the paste and stir. Add your sweetener. If you're using a milk frother, place on the top of the latte and turn on, allowing to froth and foam until desired texture takes place. Mmm. Enjoy!
1st photo above via Pinterest and second photo is via Cap Beauty Grocery (where you can purchase green tea matcha from). Located in NYC.