Updated: Oct 1, 2021
Now that the days are growing shorter and the nights a little chilly, my thoughts turn to warming autumn drinks and there's nothing better as far as I'm concerned than a matcha latte.
I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that matcha is considered as something of a superfood because it is ground from the whole tea leaf into a fine powder, making it much higher in anti-oxidants than green tea in leaf form.
I also don't exaggerate when I say it is pretty expensive, albeit a little matcha powder does go a long way. I tend to treat myself to a matcha latter whenever I feel in need of a gentle caffeine boost rather than double espresso style rocket.
I make my matcha latte using 1 teaspoon of powder with 300 mls of milk - (that's probably enough for 2 matcha lattes but I like a nice big mug all to myself!). I whisk the milk with some sugar to get it a little frothy. Of course, if you have a milk frother, all the better. Then I pour the milk over the matcha power which I've pre-mixed with a little water. A little more matcha powder sprinkled over the top and there you have it, a soothing Matcha Latte.
If you like the sound of this, you can find the youtube tutorial here or scroll to the bottom of the page. The written recipe is just below.
Happy drinking! Kurumi XXXX.
For another matcha based recipe, why not try out my Matcha Teramisu dessert. You can find the link to the recipe here.
(makes one large matcha latte)
1 tsp match powder 2 tbsp hot water 2-3 tsp sugar (according to your taste) 300ml milk
add the matcha powder to the hot water in a bowl and whisk well
put the milk & sugar in a small pan and warm up but just below boiling while whisking vigorously to create a froth
pour the matcha into a cup, then gently add the milk
decorate with some additional matcha powder if you wish