It’s the ‘bestseller’ in our teabar: Matcha Latte, also called the ‘green cappuccino’! It’s a very healthy coffee substitute; Matcha is very high in theïne and gives you an gradual energyboost during the day (for about 6-8 hours). Matcha is also very rich in antioxidants (catechine EGCg) vitamins and minerals. It’s a real superfood (or actually super-tea) with many many health benefits! You can drink Matcha just pure or blend it with milk or fruits. For drinking it pure you can use the Ceremonial Matcha – Drinking grade A. This is the highest quality made of the frist flush tea leaves in the Spring time in Japan. For drinking a latte (or for in smoothies) you can use the Premium Matcha – Blending grade B. This is still a quit high quality, made of the second flush tea leaves. And now, how do you make a good Matcha Latte at home?
- 1 ts or 2 bamboo spoons Premium Matcha – Blending grade B
- 100 ml warm water (75-80 degrees)
- 100 ml oat-, soy-, coconut- or almondmilk
- 1 ts maple syrup or honey
Boil water and let cool in a bowl for about 2 minutes. Put 1 tsp (or 2x Matcha bamboo spoon) Matcha in a bowl. Add a little (1 tbsp) warm water to the bowl. Use a Matcha bamboo whisk to make a smooth paste. Now add about 100 ml of 75-80 degrees water and whisk it for 20 seconds in a W and 4 movement till it’s creamy and foamy on top.
Heat the milk and whisk it in a milk frother. Pour the frothed milk over the Matcha in a cup or latte glass. If you like it a little bit sweet, you can add some honey or maple syrup. Yummy!
For the real barista’s: You can make lovely latte art with the Oatly haver barista edition. Tip: Sign with a skewer beautiful shapes in the Matcha Latte, like a heart, leaf, flower or smiley 😉
There is also a simple and fast way of making Matcha Latte if you want to drink it at work. Mix Matcha with warm water in a mug or glass and add some (plantbased) milk or put it all together in a milk frother. Tip: sive the Matcha first, so you don’t have lumps (at the bottom).
Matcha Latte is a good and healthy coffee substitute, because Matcha contains a lot of theine and provides an energy boost during the day (about 6-8 hours). Theine works more gradually than caffeine, so you do not have an up and 30 minutes down again, as is the case with caffeine. In addition, Matcha is very rich in antioxidants (catechin EGCg), vitamins and minerals. It is a real superfood (or actually super-tea) with many health benefits! You can drink it purely, but also with milk. For the pure variant, it is best to use the Ceremonial Matcha – Drinking grade A. For the Latte it is best to use the Premium Matcha – Blending grade B.
You can find here our Instagram video: Making a Matcha Latte!
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