I've decided to take a break from coffee for awhile. I know! It's shocking and very hard for me! But lately I've been feeling pretty sick after drinking coffee due to my reflux, I haven't been able to drink the whole cup and I haven't been enjoying the taste of it much either. I'm sure it's just a phase. I plan on drinking lots of coffee when I travel this week for my conference because they hand out coffee like it's spring water!
I FINALLY received my Matcha powder from Dream Matcha Tea Co. I say finally because, this premium tea came all the way from the UK and it got held up in transit thanks to Hurricane Irma. As soon as I tried it, I immediately began brainstorming all of the cool ways I could use this product and this was the first one that came to mind because it's so simple and easy to do. I would recommend EVERYONE try this! It's so much healthier than coffee.
Not only is this latte delicious but it is so good for you. Matcha green tea is energising, anti-inflammatory, and high in antioxidants. It also raises metabolism, fights anxiety, and boosts memory and concentration. Get sipping!
Now to be fair, matcha is extremely costly. I say extremely because it's absurd for me to pay $18 for only 2 oz. of this stuff in Whole Foods, and online really isn't that much better. Another complaint most people have with matcha is that there's always some of it left at the bottom of the cup, making it feel wasted (hello this stuff is expensive, you don't want to throw it down the drain). My tip for preparing matcha is to ensure the matcha powder is completely dissolved in the beverage. I use a blender to mix up this latte and it always has a smooth consistency with no lumps.
Copycat Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte Recipe
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
- 1 Cup Milk (Cow, Almond, Coconut..your choice)
- 1-2 Tsp Matcha
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Syrup or Vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons honey, pure maple syrup or other sweetener (or to taste)
- 1 Cup Ice
- Place milk, matcha powder, and vanilla syrup together in a cup.
- Mix well with a regular spoon or a milk frother.
- Once well combined, add ice.