Wednesday, 25 March 2020

How To Make The Perfect Matcha Latte



With all this working from home, it can be hard to stay motivated and sometimes coffee can be the only thing to keep your mind focused.

We all know though that coffee isn't the best thing to be drinking a lot of, plus you might get the high, but you also get the massive slump not long after.

Matcha is great, it's bursting with antioxidants and also has a high caffeine content. It gives you a slow release of energy and then you don't have that horrible slump afterwards. I wouldn't recommend having a lot of these each day, but one or two a day is a great way to up your antioxidant levels.

It's super easy to make, but there is definitely a technique to it (nobody wants a lumpy matcha latte - I am that arse who will send it back!)

It's super simple...

- measure it out
- sieve it in
- make a paste with hot water
- whisk it up
- add your hot milk

If you don't sieve it and whisk it, you will end up with lumps. We don't want that!

WHAT YOU NEED (per serving)
  • 1gram matcha powder
  • 1 tsp inulin powder (optional but a great prebiotic to add to hot drinks)
  • water from a recently boiled kettle - not boiled
  • 250ml hot oat milk (or any milk of your choice) - I use a milk frother for this but you can use a sauce pan or microwave
METHOD


I would always recommend warming your cup first with hot water, then put your cup onto the scales with your sieve/tea strainer on top and zero your scales. Weigh out 1 gram of matcha and then add your inulin powder on top and sieve into the cup. You can also buy special spoons that have the perfect measure of matcha. I am that person who has one :o)


Add a splash of water to the powders and then whisk it up with either a matcha whisk or (my favourite) a milk frother whisk. I tend not to add sweetener, but you can add it at this point if you wish.


Whisk until there are no lumps left and its a bit frothy.


Then it's time to add your hot milk...



Pour your hot milk in to the top and if there's any space left, you can always top this up with hot water from the kettle. 


It should then look a little something like this! So sit back, relax and get your matcha on!

I hope you found this helpful,

Stay safe guys,

Em xx
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