Chilled Matcha Latte, refreshingly delicious!
Chilled Matcha Latte
Make your own Chilled Matcha Latte in a few simple steps!
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Matcha is one of those ingredients that seems to be popping up everywhere lately. You might see it at Starbucks, a health food store, or even your local coffee shop. And while it is certainly trendy, there is something special about drinking matcha tea. The Japanese green tea has been used in Japan for centuries to promote health and wellness and is now touted as a powerful antioxidant.
Matcha is a finely ground green tea that has been used in Japan for centuries, including during tea ceremonies. In Japan, it is believed that drinking Matcha helps to boost your energy and concentration, while also giving you a sense of calm and clarity. Matcha is not only delicious, but it is also packed with antioxidants and vitamins, making it a healthy alternative to coffee.
In addition to being delicious both hot and cold, Matcha Lattes are easy to prepare at home. Personally, I prefer to drink my Matcha Latte cold, or 'chilled'. I explain below how to make the perfect Chilled Matcha Latte.
"Matcha is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and caffeine. The high levels of antioxidants in Matcha help increase your energy and reduce stress."
What is a Matcha Latte?
Matcha Latte is a drink with matcha tea and milk that you drink hot or cold. Matcha is a green powder tea from Japan. The leaves of the tea plant are ground into powder. Matcha tea owes its bright green color to the fact that the tea plants are covered with sun-resistant sails four weeks before harvest. In order to survive, the tea plant needs to produce extra leaf green. This leafy green enhances the color and taste of the tea.
Latte is the Italian word for milk. Matcha Latte literally means Matcha with milk.
WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR A CHILLED MATCHA LATTE?
Fortunately, you don't need that many ingredients to make Chilled Matcha Latte. For a glass of Matcha Latte I use the following ingredients:
HOW TO MAKE A CHILLED MATCHA LATTE?
A Matcha Latte can be made at home in a few simple steps. You don't even need boiling hot water for the recipe I'm describing here.
All in all, not difficult to make at all! Time to find your hammock and enjoy your homemade cold Matcha Latte.
Do you like the recipe or do you want to tell us where you prefer to drink your Matcha Latte? Leave your comment in the comment box below.
- Kirsten -
Tea Shop Het Kleinste Huis
In addition to our Matcha, we also sell many other Japanese teas. All available in store and online!
Don't have the time or inclination to make your own Chilled Matcha Latte? Come and visit one of our special tea rooms. We are happy to prepare one for you!
For a large part of her life Kirsten has had a passion for entrepreneurship and tea. Since 2014, she has been combining this with her husband, Niels, in the tea specialty store Het Kleinste Huis (The Smallest House in Amsterdam). Kirsten likes to write about things that keep her busy (this doesn't have to be just tea!).