Top 5 Ways To Drink Matcha Green Tea

Matcha is more than just a great tasting tea..

I think this has been established by now right!?

Well just incase you need a little inspiration of what else you can do with matcha green tea, here’s our top 5 ways to drink matcha tea powder. (#3 is our fave!)

#1 Matcha Green Tea Latte

There’s nothing quite like the taste of a matcha latte. I’ll never forget the first time I saw one on Instagram with it’s captivating, vibrant green colour with a beautiful swan etched in milk froth. From that moment I knew I just had to have one and so I whipped up one using this recipe and it was pure love at first sip!

Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe

Dairy free & vegan friendly

What you’ll need:

– Milk frother

– Small bamboo whisk or small whisk

– Small bowl / shallow mug

– Coconut, soy or almond milk

– Honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)

– Matcha green tea powder

Ingredients:

– 1/2 cup of hot water

– 1/2 cup of almond, soy or coconut milk

– Half a tea spoon of matcha powder

– A drizzle of honey maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten

Instructions:

  1. Add half a teaspoon of matcha tea powder to a small amount of hot water your the bowl/mug. Ensure the hot water is not boiling, 175F/80C should be the desired temperature which is just about under boiling point.
  2. Using your bamboo or small whisk, mix the matcha vigorously into the water to form a thick green paste. Try using a small amount of water to begin with and add more water as you mix. You don’t want the paste to be too watery.
  3. Heat the milk and pour into the paste and stir. If you are using a sweetener, add it here.
  4. The matcha will then begin to dissolve quickly and easily. Using your milk frother, place on top of the matcha latte and froth until you’ve achieved your desired texture. You can also leave some of the hot milk to froth separately and then gently pour into the matcha latte to add an extra layer of delicious froth!
  5. Enjoy it either hot or warm, take a photo and post to Instagram tagging @matchabay 😉

Advice

Never use cows milk with matcha – cows milk will actually counteract the absorption of many of the beneficial nutrients and antioxidants in Matcha.

#2 Matcha Green Tea Smoothies 

This has got to be one of the most fun and creative ways to drink matcha. Everybody loves a great smoothie and simply adding half a tea spoon of matcha to one makes it super healthy and delicious! Simple matcha smoothies are great for when you’re on the go but with smoothie bowls for breakfast, that’s where your creativity really shines. Just take a look at these beauties:

 

 

#3 Cold Matcha Green Tea 

A cold matcha green tea is by far the most refreshing ways to drink matcha and this is great for when you’re on the go. I usually take a bottle with me to the gym but when i’m chilling in the sun, an iced matcha green tea is such a perfect treat.

Depending on the size of your water bottle you’ll need to use either half a teaspoon or 1 teaspoon of matcha to mix in with the water. Most water bottles/shakers are 500ml/17.5oz and so with this amount of water you’d need to use 1 teaspoon of matcha. If you find that’s too bitter you can of course use less.

Now let’s add some flavour to it..

We like to keep it simple by adding half a lemon chopped up into small chunks and a handful of mint leaves but you can experiment with lime and other fruits.

Give it a really good shake to dissolve all of the matcha and enjoy!

cold matcha

#4 Matcha Protein Balls  

matcha protein balls

OK, OK! I know this is the “top 5 ways to drink matcha” but matcha isn’t just for drinking. Matcha can be used as an ingredient to healthy snacks that you can easily make at home so I wanted to share this recipe with you.

Matcha Protein Balls Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 2 TBSP coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup of unflavoured or vanilla protein powder
  • 2 TBSP coconut oil, melted
  • 3 TBSP Agave Nectar or honey
  • Toppings: chopped pistachio nuts or desiccated coconut

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, blend the cashew nuts, coconut, coconut flour, protein powder and matcha powder into a crumb-like consistency.
  2. Next add the melted oil and agave nectar. Blend until well combined and the mix resembles a dough – add a splash of water if it is too dry, or extra coconut flour if it is too wet.
  3. Form the mixture into approximately 10 small balls and roll in the chopped nuts or coconut.
  4. Place in the fridge to set & store in an air tight container until consumed.

Recipe source: https://hazelwallace.co.uk/recipe/matcha-protein-balls/

#5 Matcha Mojito

matcha mojito

Matcha and alcohol? Yes please!

This recipe is so simple yet super delicious and perfect for the summer.

Matcha Mint Mojito Recipe

First off let’s make the Matcha syrup:

  1. ⅓ cup sugar
  2. ⅓ cup water
  3. ½ teaspoon matcha

To make the matcha simple syrup:

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and whisk til totally dissolved. Remove from heat. Spoon matcha into a small bowl and pour a little simple syrup into the bowl to make a paste, whisking vigorously until totally smooth. Pour in remaining simple syrup and whisk until smooth. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate until cool and ready to use.

Matcha mojito:

  1. 5 mint leaves
  2. 2oz / 55ml good white rum
  3. 1ox / 25ml vodka
  4. 1.5 – 2oz 45-55ml matcha simple syrup, depending on how strong a matcha flavor or sweetness you like
  5. Club soda / sparkling water

To make matcha mojito:

Tear mint leaves and place in the bottom of a tall glass. Muddle mint leaves with a muddler or back of a spoon. Add rum, vodka, and matcha simple syrup and stir to combine. Add a couple handfuls of ice, up to about ⅔ of the glass. Top with club soda or sparkling water. Garnish with mint leaves and enjoy!

Recipe/photo source: http://40aprons.com/matcha-mojito/

And that’s it – now go enjoy matcha in all these wonderful ways!

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