Matcha Latte Green Drink with Ice

Casa Matcha: The Secret Ingredient To Our Signature Matcha Will Blow Your Mind

Most of us have already discovered Matcha and it’s health benefits – and maybe even started loving it a bit more than coffee (who thought that was possible?). We’ve all started ordering Matcha lattes more than our regular cappuccinos, but what exactly is Matcha?

Matcha is a type of green tea made by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into a bright green powder. This powder is then whisked with hot water to make a dark green liquid. This differs from regular green tea, where the leaves are infused in water and are then removed. That’s why, according to Louis Cheadle, co-author of The Book of Matcha and co-owner of the tea company teapigs, when drinking green tea “you will get some of the nutrients, but you’re throwing away the best bit, whereas with matcha, you’re drinking the whole tea leaves.”

Green tea has long been a recommended part of a healthy diet, and it’s counterpart has become increasingly popular too. But what’s the difference? According to Time magazine, Matcha, like other green teas, contains a class of antioxidants called catechins. Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body. Studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and even encouraging weight loss. Both regular brewed green tea and matcha contain caffeine, but less than coffee or black tea. Matcha appears to contain more caffeine than regular brewed green tea.

So we’ve established that Matcha is healthy. But not all Matcha lattes taste the same. We’ve been trying a lot of different kind and most recently stumbled upon the best Matcha latte recipe you will ever try:

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened oat milk (it also tastes amazing with almond milk or soy milk!)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp maple syrup to taste if you like it a bit sweeter
  • 1/4 tsp Peppermint extract

The peppermint is what makes this blend so refreshingly different! You can even buy matcha powder that already contains peppermint if you’re willing to commit to the taste!

Instructions

  1. Add matcha powder into your cup and mix it with the hot water until bubbles start to form and there are no lumps (the bamboo whisk below does wonders for this step!)
  2. Warm up your choice of milk on medium heat, quickly bring to a boil and add in maple syrup, coconut oil and peppermint extract. Mix well, then add to a blender or frother for 30 seconds to get a nice foam.
  3. Add mixture to your cup of matcha and taste.
  4. Enjoy hot or cold!

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