Over the past few years, a number of new superfood food trends have surfaced for people looking for a healthy and balanced diet, including chia, kale, goji berry and quinoa. Superfoods are those foods that, due to their high nutritional value, are the ideal way to stay healthy, maintain weight, and fight all kinds of diseases and ailments.
Matcha is a variety of green tea derived from the Camellia sinensis plant that has a different flavour profile to regular green tea, as well as completely different cultivation and preparation methods, and even health benefits.
Whereas green tea is light, delicate and fresh, with a floral, fruity, or nutty taste with notes of honey, jasmine, peach, citrus, ginger or other aromas, Matcha has a richer and far more intense flavour with a frothy, velvety texture and sweet taste, making it ideal to lend with milk to create delicious match lattes like this one.
While regular green tea is left in hot water to infuse its properties, with Matcha you drink the actual leaves, only powdered. Matcha tea also has different production process – the Matcha leaves are shielded from the sun for 20-30 days before being harvested, which gives the tea a deeper taste. Matcha also has a higher amount of caffeine compared to regular tea.
If you would like to try Matcha latte at home, it is very easy to make, and you need only two ingredients to achieve this delicious cup of green latte.
Step 1: Mix the Matcha powder with your preferred sweetener. Add between 1 and three teaspoons of hot water and stir until you reach a thick paste consistency that matches your personal preferences.
Step 2: Froth the milk.
Step 3: Pour the milk into the Matcha mixture.
Step 4: Enjoy your delicious Matcha.