There is much more to matcha powder than simply ground green tea leaves. Grown, harvested, and processed in a delicate manner, a flavor that is beautiful, deep, and rich. The grassy undertones are not overly bitter when prepared properly. If you're interested in trying green tea for the first time, a matcha latte is the ultimate satisfaction.
If you buy matcha and it's very green, it's been grown well, an indicator of other healthy compounds, the concentration of chlorophyll indicates how much green leaf is present. The higher the level of antioxidants and special amino acids, the more robust your matcha is. It is therefore a very clear connection between the green color and the health benefits (and flavor).
To make a single 8-ounce mug of matcha, combine 1/2 teaspoon of matcha powder, 1 scant tablespoon of water, 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of honey.
If you use whole milk, instead of milk and cream, your latte will be less rich and creamy. You can also substitute maple syrup for the sugar and vanilla extract for the vanilla bean powder.
Add the matcha powder into a large bowl before whisking. Heat the water to 70 degrees Celsius. Pour it over the matcha powder, submerge the matcha powder completely under the water with a matcha whisk. Then, vigorously whisk the matcha powder until it is completely dissolved. Whisk in the syrup and vanilla extract until everything is well-combined.
Be careful when making an iced matcha latte, not to create clumps because of the static electricity and the ultra-fine particle size. Sift your matcha powder before making your iced matcha latte, preventing clumps and ensuring a uniform color and texture.
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