Matcha Latte Hot or Iced

 

Matcha Latte Hot

  • 1 tsp matcha tea
  • 2 ounces water
  • 10 ounes macadamia nut milk unsweetened (or milk of choice )
  • 1-2 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1 TBL collagen peptides (flavorless) (optional)
  1. In a small saucepan heat up the water and milk to just before boiling, about 160 degrees. In a blender add your matcha, honey and any other optional additions. Pour the hot milk mixture into the blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour in a mug and enjoy! 

Other additional add ins of coconut butter, adaptogens such as maca or wild mushroom powders can be added to your liking. 

I must admit, of all the many food trends that come and go matcha lattes have quickly become a fav. On days when I want a lighter caffeine fix I turn to matcha. This whole leaf green tea is packed with antioxidants, naturally detoxifying, mood boosting and delivers a stable energy without the crash or jitters that coffee can bring. Because of its popularity there are many grades of matcha in the market but I’ve found that ceremonial grade delivers the best creamy, grassy umami flavor without the bitterness. There are many ways to make a matcha latte and I have included a basic recipe as well as optional additions that you can add to your liking. I have found that macadamia nut milk adds a really creamy and natural sweetness to the latte but you can use whatever you’d like.

Matcha Latte Iced

  • 1 tsp matcha tea
  • 12 ounces macadamia nut milk (unsweetened) (or milk of choice )
  • 1-2 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1 TBL collagen peptides (flavorless) (optional )
  • 1 cup ice
  1. In a blender add all the ingredients except for the ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a tall glass with ice. 

I’m really excited to be partnering with Easthill Tea Co. in Chicago for this giveaway. Easthill Tea specializes in small batch, premium loose leaf tea sourced for purity and freshness. Spring is matcha harvest season. For brands like Easthill Tea Co. the 2017 batch is still high quality, but they mark it down to make room for the new 2018 product coming in. This is a good chance to find a great deal on a very high quality product.

Easthill Tea Co. carries ceremonial grade matcha which makes a smoother, creamier matcha than lower grades. Their 2018 product will be available in June, and is always recommended straight-up without milk or sweetener. Their 2017 product is a great opportunity to get high quality matcha at a much lower price to use in lattes etc.
The giveaway is being held on my Instagram account so head on over for the details on how to win a months worth of 2017 matcha tea from Easthill. They are also offering free shipping on all orders with code JULIA at checkout for the month of May.

 

 

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