I can’t remember how I got started drinking matcha but I do know I was definitely late to the game. I’d heard about it for years, seen it at the store, and yet I never had the urge to try it. Then last year when I was suffering from unexplained dizziness (which I now know was the Epstein Barr Virus) I was desperate to remove any and everything from my diet in the hopes that it would miraculously stop whatever was causing my dizziness. So I subbed my morning cup of joe for a morning cup of matcha and I haven’t looked back since. Coffee may not have been the source of my dizziness but what I learned in the process is I love me some matcha and as luck would have it it’s a powerhouse in the wellness department.
So what is matcha?
Matcha’s a type of green tea that hails from Japan. Prior to harvest the leafs are covered to shade them from the sun. This is done to increase the levels of chlorophyll which in turn also turns the leafs a vibrant shade of green. Once the leafs are harvested they are ground into a powder which is then whisked in water to make matcha. Unlike other forms of tea where you steep the leaves in water, the entire leaf is consumed when drinking matcha, allowing you to ingest all of the antioxidants the leaf has to offer. And when it comes to matcha that’s ALOT!
But the thing I love most about drinking my daily matcha is that I get the morning boost of energy I need without the jittery crash. Similar to bullet coffee, the caffeine in matcha is slowly assimilated in the blood steam over time providing sustained energy for 6-8 hours.
For more information about matcha read here
- Handheld frother and latte mug
- 1 tsp ceremonial grade matcha powder
- 16 oz hot water
- 2 oz milk of your choice I like oatmilk or almond milk with a splash of nutpods
- 1 tbsp honey
- Heat milk and froth. Set aside.
- Add matcha to mug
- Add 1 tbsp water
- Using a handheld frother mix water and matcha until lumps are gone and the matcha powder and water have formed a paste. Add a small amount of more water if needed, usually just a drop or two.
- Add remaining water and honey
- Use frother to mix well
- Top with frothed mik