Health gurus, chances are you’ve already heard of one of the newest health trends on the rise; matcha. For those of you unfamiliar with what matcha is, here’s a quick run-down. Matcha is a special form of green tea that is powdered; it literally means powdered tea. Generally your tea consists of infusing tea leaves into hot water. However, with matcha, you are drinking the actual leaves that have been finely powdered. There are several health benefits to matcha since it’s already a high-quality tea. It’s a more potent source of nutrients versus green tea. It is rich in antioxidants known to fight cancer, heart disease and improve blood sugar regulation. Matcha is also an anti-aging beverage that boosts your metabolism; the matcha benefits go on and on. Ever wonder how to make a matcha latte?
One of the most popular ways of ingesting matcha is by making a matcha latte. Several locations in NYC specialize in Matcha Lattes, e.g., Cha Cha Matcha. Matcha lattes are delicious and easy to make. Here is how to make a matcha latte at home if you don’t have any cafes around that serve matcha lattes. Start swapping out your morning joe for a matcha latte.
How to Make a Matcha Latte
¾ unsweetened milk, almond milk, soy milk or any other form of milk you prefer.
1 teaspoon matcha powder
Matcha Latte Tools
Double-sized mug (12 ounces)
Bring your milk to a simmer in a small pot over medium-high heat.
Place matcha powder in heatproof cup.
Slowly whisk in ¼ cup boiling water. Add the milk by tipping the cup slightly to create more foam.
Sweeten with agave syrup.
Making a matcha latte is relatively easy and requires a lot less effort than you’d assume. There are several different places where you can purchase matcha. Two of the greatest matcha powders are as follows: Sunfood Super Foods Organic Matcha Powder and Nature’s Truth Stone Ground Matcha Green Tea. You can purchase Sunfood’s matcha powder at GNC and Nature’s Truth matcha at target.