Food & Drinks

Recipe • Matcha chai latte

It is tasty, relaxing and helps you concentrate better.

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Examination period is here and it is going to last for a while. So! Let’s organize ourselves, people! Drinking coffee all day long is not a solution. Sometimes we drink it out of habit, whereas in reality we just need something to drink and refresh us. Tea and herbal infusions are a good alternative, but have you ever tried matcha chai latte? If not, here is a recipe for you!

There are so many articles online about the multiple benefits of matcha, such as boosting the metabolism and providing a huge amount of antioxidants. One serving of matcha tea is the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of green tea, can you imagine that?

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Its taste is very particular. To me, it tastes kind of leafy and… green -if this makes any sense. This is why many recipes couple it with almond milk, which matches its taste and makes it sweeter and more enjoyable. If you are a hard core drinker of course,  you can even pair it with just hot water -the “official” way of serving it.

Preparing and serving matcha tea is a true ritual. It requires patience and it can offer you a moment of peace, relaxation and admiration of the colours and scents which that are liberated. If you are interested in the process, check it out online. It includes a small bamboo whisk, and drinking the tea straight out of a small bowl. So good!

But, in this recipe, I will show you how to make it in a more Western way. You will use a common metallic whisk and you will pour your tea in your favourite mug. Well, it’s less sophisticated, I must admit, but the taste, the colours and the scents, are all there!

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For this recipe you will need:

1-2 grams of matcha tea

almond milk (alternatively, you can use coconut milk, oat milk or soy milk)

Spices to taste: Cinnamon, Ginger & Carnation suit the recipe really well

Preparation:

1. Put the almond milk in a milk pan and warm it up, in medium low temperature (stop it just before it boils)

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2. Add the matcha power and the spices of your choice, and whisk them continuously, till they are evenly distributed

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3. Serve it in your favourite mug. Enjoy!

Couldn’t be simpler.

Tips:

The first time you prepare the tea, you can skip the spices altogether, just to feel the real taste of matcha. Next time you make it, start adding the spices, till you reach the best combo for your taste buds.

If you try it out, don’t forget to leave me a comment, down below.

Till next time!

-Serenity

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