A tea-based drink that combines bright green Matcha powder and milk (often vegetable milk) to create a dairy drink as an alternative to coffee.
Many cafes and coffee shops offer Matcha Latte both hot and iced.
How is Matcha latte prepared?
Matcha Latte is prepared on the basis of Matcha powder, whipped or mixed with hot water, then filled with whipped milk (oatmeal, almonds, etc.), as when pouring a traditional latte. It is often sweetened with honey or agave, if sweetened at all.
To mix Matcha for a drink, you can use a traditional method that includes a tea bowl known as Chavan and a special bamboo whisk known as Chasen. Improving the balance between the water temperature and the churning technique is what distinguishes the competition from the skill of preparing the match.
Is there coffee in Matcha Latte?
No, but they have caffeine. Here, “Latte” simply refers to making a drink with whipped milk. For example, a regular latte contains 150 mg of caffeine, while a Matcha latte has only 80.
What do I need to know about the Match?
Originally from China, but now associated almost exclusively with Japan, Matcha is said to have been introduced to Japan by the Zen Buddhist monk Mioan Esai in the twelfth century. Matcha itself is a green tea grown in a shade similar to Japanese gekuro, with only a selection of high-quality buds to harvest, then dried, peeled and crushed to obtain the powder we know as Matcha.
Is Matcha Latte useful?
Thanks to its rich green color and herbaceous aroma, you can’t help but feel that you are doing something good for your body when you consume Matcha Latte. Green tea is rich in antioxidants. Catechins are among the antioxidant compounds found in Matcha and are said to have beneficial effects on blood pressure, cholesterol and the general condition of the heart.
Is there anything delicious in Matcha Latte?
The closest relative of Matcha Latte is Ice Latte, a type of drink that is usually prepared with ice in a shaker and is also served with ice. Some enjoy Matcha Latte infused with aromatic plants and fruits such as vanilla, lavender, mint and even pineapple!