Earlier this month I decided to switch from my daily cup of tea from Earl Grey to Matcha. I'd been considering doing this for a while but decided October would be the month of Matcha.
Each day I generally drink two Matcha Lattes: one in the morning and one before I begin teaching in the afternoon (my other business). It's been 11 days and the change in my energy is noticeable. I work late four days a week (until between 7:45 - 8:15 pm) and I find I can make it to that time without dragging. And I generally get up and start working around 7 am.
Obviously, every person's body is different but if you are interested in adding Matcha into your day here are the things you'll need to purchase:
First, the Matcha itself. I use this particular one because it's made specifically for making lattes...yum!
Next, you'll need a few tools. Matchaful has a kit that is perfect:
And finally, if you want to make a latte you'll need a milk frother.
To make a matcha latte:
Sift 1/2 tsp for every 8oz of Matcha using the strainer. This gets rid of the clumps of matcha. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP! Don't forget it! I didn't do this at first and was not happy with the result. Clumpy Matcha is no good - trust me!
Add hot water (warmed to 180 degrees) and use your whisk to mix the Matcha and water. For a Latte just add 1-2ozs of water.
Optional: add in a drop of two of pure vanilla extract or some vanilla bean paste
Heat milk in the frother. Add heated milk to your Matcha and voila! A Matcha Latte!
Happy latte making! And let me know how your Matcha journey goes!
With love & Matcha,