Dairy – Free Matcha Latte

Matcha Latte

Dairy-Free Matcha Latte

Matcha is a traditional Japanese tea. It is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea and is a bit more expensive. Matcha’s ORAC rating is a mighty 1573 units per gram, compared to pomegranates 105 units per gram or blueberries 93 units.

Matcha Green Tea Latte

Finding a great quality matcha brand isn’t easy. There are 3 important things you want to check in deciding which matcha to purchase:
(1) Country of origin
Great quality matcha comes from Japan. Try to find matcha from Nishio city in Aichi prefecture and Uji city in Kyoto prefecture. China also produces matcha, which is less expensive. Chinese green tea can be high in lead, so even if you see that it is organic, you probably want to stick with Japan production.
(2) Price
High quality matcha could range from about $26 and up per 30 gram tin. Save your money to buy a good quality one. Cheaper matcha will be noticeably less tasty and leaving a bad taste in the mouth
(3) Color
Look for a vibrant green. I purchased 3 brands from Amazon and most of them were produced in CHINA.  Yes, they are organic but totally not worth it because the quality isn’t the same.  They were far below my expectation and mostly came in a brownish green or a pale green color instead of the brighter green as I had hoped.

 

Matcha Latte
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Dairy-Free Matcha Latte
Course: Drink/Tea
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk coconut milk, soy milk, rice milk, hemp milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Organic Matcha Powder
  • Agave syrup or Honey
  • Matcha Wisk
  • in Non-fat or skimmed milk provides the largest foam bubbles. Since there is no fat the milk the result is light and airy but the flavor is not as rich as other types of milk.
  • Organic and lactose free milk do not froth as well as other types of milk
Instructions
  1. Bring milk to a bare simmer in a small pot over medium-high heat
  2. Add 1 teaspoon match powder in a cup. Slowly wish in 1/4 cup boiling water then milk, tipping cup to create more foam. Add agave syrup or honey to sweeten your matcha tea

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