All About Matcha Green Tea

Dear Diary,

What’s one of my absolute favorite things in the world?! Tea!!

This year, I discovered Matcha Green Tea and oh my God…I am HOOKED!

The matcha tea I use is The MatchaMi by Teami Blends.

What is Matcha Green Tea?

Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown tea leaves with numerous health benefits…and it’s delicious!

What Are the Health Benefits?

  • High in antioxidants
  • Suppresses cravings
  • Accelerates weight loss
  • Calms the mind and body
  • Boosts memory and concentration
  • Increases energy
  • Burns Calories
  • Detoxes the body
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves cholesterol

One cup of Matcha is equivalent to 10 cups of regular green tea!

How Do I Use Matcha Green Tea?

Of course, you can drink Matcha like a regular cup of tea, but you can actually add Matcha to anything you eat or drink!

Some Other Ways I Use Matcha:
  • Make a latte
  • Bake with it
  • Put it in a smoothie
  • Add it to oatmeal

Matcha can replace your coffee!

One cup of Matcha has about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of black coffee….but you won’t crash AND it’s better for you!

Tools Needed to Make a cup of Matcha Tea:

When making a cup of Matcha Tea, there are some tools needed to get the proper consistency. If you decide to use your Matcha in other ways, though, you can skip this!

  • Whisk
  • Strainer
  • Frother (for lattes only)

Here are the tool brand I use: MatchaMi WhiskMatchaMi StrainerMatchaMi Frother

You can also purchase all of this plus a bag of matcha in this bundle: Matcha Pro Set

(For any Teami Blends products, use my code Beth11 for 10% off your order!!!)


Now that you know the basics about Matcha Green Tea, I am going to show you the best (in my opinion) way to drink it: Lattes!

How to Make a Matcha Green Tea Latte (Hot)

What You’ll Need:

  • Water
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp Matcha Tea Powder
  • Tea Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Bowl
  • Mug
  • Creamer Holder (or cup)
  • Teaspoon
  • Strainer
  • Whisk
  • Frother
  • 1/2 cup Choice of Milk (I use Almond Milk)
  • Truvia or sugar (Optional)
  • Cinnamon (Optional)
Directions:
  1. Turn on your tea kettle (or put some water in the microwave)
  2. Fill bowl with about 1/2 cup of hot water
  3. Pour Matcha powder into strainer over the bowl
  4. Make sure all powder makes it through the strainer!
  5. Whisk powder and water until little bubbles appear on the surface
  6. Fill creamer holder with your choice of milk
  7. Microwave creamer for about 30 secs or until warm
  8. Use frother for 10 seconds to froth milk
  9. Pour bowl of Matcha into mug and add 1/4 cup more hot water
  10. Pour frothed milk over tea
  11. Mix in a little bit of truvia
  12. Top off with cinnamon
  13. Enjoy!

How To Make a Matcha Tea Latte (Iced)

This is even easier than a hot latte, and doesn’t require as many tools!

It’s also so yummy on a hot day!

What You’ll Need:
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp Matcha Tea Powder
  • Blender
  • 4-5 Cubes of Ice
  • 1 1/2 Cup Choice of Milk
  • 1/2 tsp of Shredded Coconut (Optional)
  • Cinnamon (Optional)
  • 1/2 tsp of Truvia or sugar (Optional)
Directions:
  1. Add all ingredients except your choice of milk into the blender (I know it looks gross, but I promise it won’t taste it!)
  2. Blend until Matcha powder is smooth
  3. Pour choice of milk into a glass
  4. Pour blended mixture over milk
  5. Enjoy!


I am totally obsessed with Matcha!

It is a great replacement when I am craving something sweet after work or at night. I whip up a Matcha latte and I feel totally stuffed and no longer crave the bad stuff!

Comment which way you are going to try Matcha!
Also, comment what kinda of Matcha tutorial you’d like to see next time!

Thanks so much for stopping by to read my Not-So-Secret Diary.

I post every Sunday and Wednesday!

xx,

Beth

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