Now just what is a Matcha Latte?

Every time I think that I am up to speed with the latest healthy trend, something new comes along! And with it a whole pile of questions and general confusion.

So what is it that is tormenting me at the moment? Matcha – that’s what.

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Not Matcha tea – I’ve managed to get my head around that. It’s cousin the Matcha latte has my head in a spin.

Matcha Tea is like green tea that has been in the gym working out for its whole life. Matcha is a type of tea that’s far less processed than regular green tea and therefore provides the following:

  1.  It has 17 times more antioxidants than blueberries, and 60 times the antioxidants found in spinach. And that’s just in one teaspoon!
  2.  It’s energizing and anti-inflammatory – therefore a great pre-workout boost.
  3. Boosts your metabolic rate – burn, burn, burn
  4. Can help prevent skin ageing
  5. Calming & Mood enhancing

Sounds good to me!

Locally I discovered The Matcha Latte in The Rocketman in Cork. And what  a pleasant surprise and alternative to my usual flat white.

It was only then that I understood WHY the Matcha Latte exists. Confession time here – whilst I always found green tea inoffensive & now would even say it is palatable, I really struggle with Matcha.

The Latte eases the pain! It’s much easier to drink. That for me is reason enough for the Matcha Latte.

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What you need:

Milk Frother

1 tsp good quality Matcha Tea

200mls Milk of choice – Personal preferences are Almond or Coconut milk

2 Tbsp Hot (but not boiling) water

1 tsp Agave/honey – optional

Cinnamon to dust on top.

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  1. Add the water to the spoon of Matcha powder and mix well.
  2. Heat your milk & froth it. Pour 3/4’s  of it into your Matcha tea mix. Taste & sweeten if desired. Stir.
  3. Add rest of frothed milk and sprinkle with some cinnamon.

 

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Enjoy!!

Yours, hoping all this Matcha will make me look 21 again,

Cli xx

 

3 Comments

  1. Denise
    February 24, 2016 / 11:36 am

    Hi Cliona, what coconut milk would you recommend? Its so hard to choose! Thanks, Denise

  2. May 30, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Lovely latte Cliona, we’ll share with our followers!

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