Saturday, April 12, 2014

How to Make a Matcha Latte at Home

Those are icecubes floating in the first glass!

In all honesty, I cannot go a day without this drink; on the weekends it’s my breakfast and during the week it’s an accompaniment to my lunch. Matcha Lattes are usually sold at Boba/Bubble Tea stores and contain a fair amount of sugar, however I use Stevia at home as it has a much more organic flavour as well as significantly less calories.

Matcha is a vivid green powder consisting of finely ground green tea leaves, meaning when made into a tea you are consuming the whole leaf which essentially gives you more of a punch of green tea goodness, as it contains three times more antioxidents. It has a much different, more intense flavour than green tea leaves that may take you aback at first, but after your first sip it quickly becomes a flavour you will enjoy.

Matcha powder can be bought online or from Asian grocery stores.

What Will I Need?
250ml whole milk
1 tsp matcha powder
3/4 tsp stevia
two latte glasses

What Now?
1. Half fill the latte glasses with icecubes.

2. Add the milk, matcha powder and stevia to a blender and blitz for 30 seconds.

3. Pour the matcha latte over the ice and serve immediately.