At Hello To Natural, we love tea!
We drink it regularly because we love the taste and its health benefits.
Mary shares with us her own recipe for one of our favorites, and that is the Matcha Green Tea Latte.
Matcha Green Tea is a type of green tea made from whole, powdered tea leaves. It’s cultivated from plants that have a very precise and regimented growing process, and is made from Camellia sinensis, the same plant as white, green, black and oolong teas.
Being shade-grown gives it a balance of flavor between catechins, the compound that gives matcha its bitterness and astringency, and the sweet amino acid L-Theanine. Amino acids are the molecules that form the basis of proteins and are essential for proper functioning of the body. It also allows these beneficial elements to concentrate within the leaf, and since the whole leaf is consumed—rather than just a decoction like many other teas—it’s much more robust.
HOW TO MAKE MATCHA GREEN TEA
Make this simple tea in minutes whenever you feel like your immune system can use a boost.
- Combine: Add matcha powder, in a small saucepan of warm water or milk of your preference and stir well.
- Boil: Heat on high just until the tea starts to boil. Then, turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Rest: Let the tea cool in the pot for 5 minutes.
- Add: Coconut oil, coconut milk and any sweetener of your choice and enjoy.
Check out this video of the Matcha Green Tea Latte!