A matcha latte is a great way to reap the benefits of matcha. We sweetened our latte with honey and it was delicious!
If you aren’t familiar with Matcha, it is described by webmd as a powder that’s made of finely ground green tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant. Matcha is grown differently from green tea. When growing matcha, the tea plants are shade-grown for about three to four weeks before harvest. This process causes the plants to produce more caffeine and theanine, which results in matcha’s unique nutrient composition.
Matcha is typically stronger than regular green tea since it contains the whole tea leaf. You can use matcha in teas, lattes, smoothies, and even baked goods.
It boasts health benefits such as lowering your risk of chronic disease, help with weight loss and weight management, improved cognitive performance, and improved liver health.
This matcha latte recipe is so easy to make at home and can be served hot as described below or iced if you prefer. You can also substitute regular milk, almond milk, or your preferred milk for the coconut milk in this recipe.
1 tsp matcha
1/2 cup hot water
1 cup coconut milk
1 tsp Peace River Honey
Simmer coconut milk in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add matcha, hot water, and Peace River Honey. Whisk to combine.
Once warmed, serve immediately in a mug.