Reading multiple articles from the Internet and listening to people talk about how matcha makes them feel better has encouraged me to drink more matcha. My body does not react well to coffee, although I have it from time to time. So, when I feel like drinking something in the morning, I’ve been trying matcha lattes over the usual New Orleans from Blue Bottle or an iced vanilla latte. (Don’t get me wrong, I loooove these drinks and it’s such a treat to have them. I just can’t drink too much of it in one sitting.)
Matcha doesn’t give me headaches or start migraines for me like coffee does and since I’m more of a tea person, matcha made more sense to drink. It’s a vibrant and colorful way to start my mornings. I’m also not one to eat a big breakfast, so I like how the milk/milk alternative products fill me up. I like to pair my matcha lattes with a muffin or oatmeal with berries; a sweet and light way to begin my day.
The Art of Creating the Latte
The making of matcha lattes are simple, yet delicate. Meaning…
The chasen itself looks so delicate, right?! I’m no expert, but buying the right type of matcha and whisking it with the chasen is all part of the art of matcha lattes. I added a spoonful of matcha, a spoonful of almond milk, and then whisked them together.
I mixed a bit of honey into my almond milk to sweeten it since matcha has such a distinct, earthy, bitter undertone. Then, I added some ice cubes and slowly poured the bold matcha mixture into the milk.
Simple and delicious! All you need is matcha powder and your choice of milk (or even water!). Sweeten it with honey and you can’t forget the chasen! That’s it! If you like tea, give matcha lattes a go if you haven’t already.
With Beauty, Grace, and Love