Aside from a source of caffeine (sans the jitters), green tea has powerful mind, body, and beauty benefits like fighting inflammation and protecting your body against aging (thanks to vitamins B and E, it boosts collagen production), and it has shown to boost your metabolism to burn fat as energy quicker. Need more convincing to add the green powder into your daily routine? Below is how we make our matcha tea latte at home.
WHAT IS MATCHA?
Matcha powder is made up of ground-up green tea leaves. Instead of brewing a cup of tea with tea leaves, this is ground-up leaves that dissolve into warm/hot water. If you ever have the privilege of visiting Kyoto, Japan, be sure to go to a tea house and be sure to buy some beautiful matcha green tea powder for the road. The packets make great gifts and can be used to make this warm matcha latte or an iced matcha latte!
Though there’s not much that goes into making matcha tea, we have perfected how each of us takes our latte. It’s a staple at our home and in our BeautyLeeBar editorial meetings. The first time we had it, we immediately asked for the recipe and exact matcha and syrup. The almond milk and organic maple syrup make it slightly sweet (not too sweet though), and we serve them in these mugs—it’s such a treat, and now we are hooked on whipping one up every morning.
RECIPE TYPE: Beverage SERVING SIZE: 2 PREP TIME: 5 min. TOTAL TIME: 5 min.