Oct 20, 2019

Make a Matcha Latte with a Modern Twist

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Liquid error: wrong number of arguments (given 1, expected 2) Matcha is a concentrated powdered form of green tea leaves. It is known to have many neurological benefits and the caffeine + amino acid (L-Theanine) in it has a synergistic effect without all the jittery effects of coffee. <ref>https://ift.tt/2J7rMrD> Matcha is most commonly made as a tea or a latte. It is traditionally prepared in a matcha bowl and mixed with a matcha whisk, however, this recipe will use a handheld frother instead of a whisk for a modern twist! <ref>https://ift.tt/35PDe55>
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Liquid error: wrong number of arguments (given 1, expected 2) Matcha is a concentrated powdered form of green tea leaves. It is known to have many neurological benefits and the caffeine + amino acid (L-Theanine) in it has a synergistic effect without all the jittery effects of coffee. Matcha is most commonly made as a tea or a latte. It is traditionally prepared in a matcha bowl and mixed with a matcha whisk, however, this recipe will use a handheld frother instead of a whisk for the modern twist!
 
== Ingredients ==
 
== Ingredients ==
 
*Teaspoon or Traditional Matcha Spoon
 
*Teaspoon or Traditional Matcha Spoon
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# Sift the matcha so that the powder is very fine. Note: This step is optional, however, the handheld frother is usually able to get rid of any chunks when starting off by only pouring a little bit of milk with the matcha powder first.
 
# Sift the matcha so that the powder is very fine. Note: This step is optional, however, the handheld frother is usually able to get rid of any chunks when starting off by only pouring a little bit of milk with the matcha powder first.
 
# Add two teaspoons or more to the matcha bowl. [[Image:7FAA81D3 709C 402F B1FC 4A70EC39ADD4_1_201_a.jpeg|center]]
 
# Add two teaspoons or more to the matcha bowl. [[Image:7FAA81D3 709C 402F B1FC 4A70EC39ADD4_1_201_a.jpeg|center]]
# Use the handheld frother to properly mix the powder and milk. The handheld frothers can be relatively inexpensive and found on Amazon. See Tip #2. [[Image:F014BA74 44B0 4302 99E0 77D4502E2FF9_1_201_a.jpeg|center]]
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# Use the handheld frother to properly mix the powder and milk. The handheld frothers can be relatively inexpensive and found on Amazon.  
 
# Blend until there are no chunks of matcha powder left. [[Image:Whiskingmatcha.jpeg|center]]
 
# Blend until there are no chunks of matcha powder left. [[Image:Whiskingmatcha.jpeg|center]]
 
# Mix in sweetener, if desired.
 
# Mix in sweetener, if desired.
 
# Pour more milk until the bowl is almost full. [[Image:Matchafull.jpeg|center]]
 
# Pour more milk until the bowl is almost full. [[Image:Matchafull.jpeg|center]]
 
# Use the handheld frother to properly stir the rest of the milk into the latte.
 
# Use the handheld frother to properly stir the rest of the milk into the latte.
# Add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract or a tablespoon of rose water if desired for flavor. See Tip #3.
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# Add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract or a tablespoon of rose water if desired for flavor. See Tip #2.
 
# Add the preferred amount of ice cubes. Note: This iced latte can also be prepared as a hot latte. The quickest and modern way to do that is to place the latte in the microwave for a minute or more at this point. The second option is to gently warm up the milk on the stove before using it in the steps that require milk.
 
# Add the preferred amount of ice cubes. Note: This iced latte can also be prepared as a hot latte. The quickest and modern way to do that is to place the latte in the microwave for a minute or more at this point. The second option is to gently warm up the milk on the stove before using it in the steps that require milk.
# Sip the latte. The amount of sweetener can be adjusted if needed. See Tip #4. [[Image:B953F509 BA23 499C AC23 C19E567F7632_1_201_a.jpeg|center]]
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# Sip the latte. The amount of sweetener can be adjusted if needed. See Tip #3. [[Image:A11E1DC7 2C23 4B11 B702 38638253B4FD_1_201_a.jpeg|center]]
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== Tips ==
 
== Tips ==
 
*This allows the frother to blend more effectively as it ensures that there are not chunks of matcha powder floating around later on.
 
*This allows the frother to blend more effectively as it ensures that there are not chunks of matcha powder floating around later on.
*As for product and brand recommendations for the blender, PowerLix's handheld milk frother is highly dependable and has great ratings. For the matcha, Encha is a USDA certified organic matcha company that has been tested for heavy metals.
 
 
*The vanilla extract or rose water compliment the taste of matcha very well and they can help take away any bitterness. However, the bitterness is usually minimal when prepared cold.
 
*The vanilla extract or rose water compliment the taste of matcha very well and they can help take away any bitterness. However, the bitterness is usually minimal when prepared cold.
*Cupping the bowl with both hands while being mindful of the taste is said to be a very therapeutic process in Japanese culture! <ref>https://ift.tt/2J8bmzz> As mentioned earlier, matcha is known to have an amino acid called l-theanine that can boost the feeling of calmness so it can be a great time to indulge in some self-care. <ref>https://ift.tt/2MX9omz>
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*Cupping the bowl with both hands while being mindful of the taste is said to be a very therapeutic process in Japanese culture! <ref>https://ift.tt/2J8bmzz>  
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As mentioned earlier, matcha is known to have an amino acid called l-theanine that can boost the feeling of calmness so it can be a great time to indulge in some self-care.  
   
 
== Warnings ==
 
== Warnings ==


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