Matcha Latte (warm) recipe

Matcha Latte / Green Tea Latte recipe

{Matcha Latte / Green Tea Latte recipe} Hi, if you’re reading this, thank you for stopping by my cosy little place. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, but it’s a bit eclectic over here. Is anything that’s aimed at creatives any less than? Or, if you’re trawling through the online galaxy trying to find inspiration, top tips from kitchen adventures to creative makes from a once-upon-a-time-communications-consultant-turned entrepreneur-turned mum-turned-writer-maker-turned-mumpreneur (stay tuned for my new online shop starting early 2018 ( : ), turn this way and grab a cushion…you’ll be right at home here. While you’re settling in, I’m making us some Green Tea / Matcha Latte.

This foray into green tea bliss will hopefully help you to make sense of our fast-growing, fast-moving, unstable and crazy world. Speaking of which, it explains why this post is a little long overdue and I apologise but I’ve been busy trying to find that elusive work-life-balance. I’ve been asking myself whether as well as writing about others who are doing life differently in some of the articles I contribute, I should be trying to live by my quality-of-life mantra too.

green tea latte, book & journal
Green bliss in a cup to match a green book. One of my current reads: Spark Joy by Marie Kondo. 📷 //oil paint effects// outofman.com

In saying this I do hope green tea is a drink that floats your boat as we would all agree each of us is always in need of a little TLC with how crazy life can get. Also, it’s about time someone who’s discovered a drink that can put back the spring in our step (but makes us less cranky than coffee) share the recipe of this magic to lift the overall national and global mood. It’s after all November…a writer’s crankiest month of the entire year because of someone’s bright idea to start Nanowrimo: National Novel Writing Month (write a novel in a month, yea, right, like it’s possible to do it with any decent quality). I know, I know…someone’s grapes are super sour. Moving on!

A tip to the pleasures of homemade matcha latte (warning: you’re about to get so addicted to these); use only the best quality green tea powder you can afford. How many of us know it’s true that there is no substitute for quality. Oh, also, I’ve included both my warm and iced Matcha Latte recipes–you’re welcome.

From my cup to yours, have the best week and remember self-care and self-love comes before pouring yourself out to give the world the best of who you’ve been created to be. Hope you’re doing something fun besides work. Cheers.

Some fabulous matcha/green tea recipes that pair so well with this latte:
Matcha Ice-cream
Matcha Swiss Roll
Matcha Green Tea Loaf
Banana Matcha Bread

Matcha Latte (Warm)

1 tsp matcha green tea powder
1 tsp honey ( or sugar if preferred)
3 TB warm water (to dissolve powder and to thin the sweetener)
1 Cup or 250ml cold fresh milk (to be warmed and frothed)

Method:
Spoon the matcha green tea powder into a wide bowl, if using a bamboo whisk the matcha powder. (Alternatively, you may use either a mug or cup and use a teaspoon to stir the matcha powder with warm water to as smooth a consistency as you can get it to be). If you aren’t using a bamboo whisk, simply use a single mug, glass or latte bowl from the start till end.

Add the about 2 TB warm water which should be hot enough to melt the matcha powder yet not boiling; 80 ℃ is ideal. Whisk or stir with a tea spoon till it dissolves into a smooth paste (you’re aiming to remove as many lumps as possible, which is why a bamboo whisk is the most ideal!).

Add the honey or sugar with the last TB of water and stir till it mixes well with the green matcha paste.

Empty the dissolved paste with sweetener into a mug, glass or latte bowl.

Frothing/Warming The Milk
For a latte version, you could either warm the milk in an electric frother or if you haven’t got one, simply warm the milk in a small saucepan or microwave, then whisk it manually using a manual milk whisker/glass jug.

Top up the dissolved matcha powder with the frothy milk until nearly full. Sprinkle or sieve a quarter teaspoon of extra matcha powder over the froth before serving.

Matcha Latte (Iced) Using A Handheld Blender

1 tsp matcha green tea powder
1 tsp honey ( or sugar if preferred)
1 TB condensed milk
1 TB warm water (to dissolve powder and to thin the sweetener)
1 Cup to 300 ml cold fresh milk (to be whisked)
1 C crushed ice or ice cubes

Method:
Spoon the matcha green tea powder into a wide bowl, if using a bamboo whisk the matcha powder. (Alternatively, you may use either a mug or cup and use a teaspoon to stir the matcha powder with warm water to as smooth a consistency as you can get it to be).

Add the about 2 TB warm water which should be hot enough to melt the matcha powder yet not boiling; 80 ℃ is ideal. Whisk or stir with a tea spoon till it dissolves into a smooth paste (you’re aiming to remove as many lumps as possible, which is why a bamboo whisk is the most ideal!).

Add the honey and condensed milk with the last TB of water and stir till it mixes well with the green matcha paste.

Empty the dissolved paste with sweeteners into the cylindrical jug of your handheld blender set.
Top up with the cold milk, then blend till you get a smooth matcha-milk mixture.

Transfer to a tall glass. You could top up the cold matcha latte with crushed ice or ice cubes. I used a separate table top ice crusher to blend up some crushed ice and it worked perfectly for this power-packed super cold matcha treat!

If desired, sprinkle or sieve a quarter teaspoon of extra matcha powder over the top before serving with a straw.









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