Hi everyone! Julie from The Feed Feed, a wonderful community and resource, asked me to help curate a matcha feed – you can check it out here. I had a really difficult time choosing which matcha product to include in the feed – I honestly wanted to choose them all!! The Feedfeed community is incredibly talented – I know where I’ll be going for inspiration!
For now, I’m going to continue with the matcha obsession and offer this simple recipe for matcha green tea latte. I used honey as a sweetener, because I choose honey over sugar any day of the week
Matcha is a Japanese green tea that is ground into a powder form. It is said to have numerous health benefits, partly due to the fact that when we drink this tea, we drink the entire leaf instead of just the water brewed from the leaf. I personally love drinking matcha in any form – by itself, in a latte, or in hot chocolate. It’s also one of my go-to flavors for baking, and apparently everyone loves it as well!
RECIPE: Matcha Green Tea Latte
I do not have a milk frother, but you can buy one for 2.50 at Ikea here. I didn’t want to wait until I had a chance to go get one, so I just whisked by hand :). Sometimes you just use what you have. I still remember when I was in college without any form of electric mixer, but I desperately wanted to make whipped cream for something, probably a pie. So I braced myself, turned on Gilmore Girls, and whipped the heck out of that heavy cream. Trust me, your arms get strong!
2 tbsp matcha powder
1.5 tbsp just boiling water – do not get a rolling boil, otherwise the matcha will be too bitter
1 tsp honey
3/4 -1 cup whole milk (I used 3/4 cup because I wanted more of the matcha taste)
1| Whisk matcha with hot water. Whisk in honey. Whisk whisk whisk until foamy. Set aside in cup, or two cups.
2| Heat milk in a small pan until it just boils – do not let it actually boil. Whisk or use a milk frother until foamy.
3| Pour foamy milk into matcha mixture. Whisk or froth some more. Sprinkle with some matcha powder.