The Way of Tea, and How to Make a “Matcha” Latte.

Courtesy of Hibiki-An

 

I’ve had a thing for matcha green tea. And while one can only find matcha in its truest form in Japan, you can still enjoy something similar to the real thing elsewhere.

Typically, I bring a tumbler to work, and like its lid, the drink within glows a delightful green. Yes, you may be familiar with the “green tea latte” at Starbucks, but know that you can enjoy it in the comfort of your home and break room.

(Matcha) Green Tea Latte (Iced)

2 cups of skim milk (or whole milk. Whatever milk you wish. I have heard rice milk makes for a great addition).
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Republic of Tea’s Stone Ground Matcha Green Tea Powder.
1/2 cup of lukewarm water.

The Steps

Mix 1/2 cup of water with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the green tea powder until thick and dark.

Put the green tea powder, mixed with water, into a blender.

Add 2 cups of skim milk.

Blend these parts together.

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*You can choose to add or not add sugar. I usually add 6 small packets of Imperial Granulated Sugar after the drink is blended. Honey also works quite well.
*For boosted flavor, add a sprig of spearmint before blending!

Know of any good matcha powders besides the one I mentioned? Share your experiences with homemade green tea lattes here!

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