The best way, in my opinion, to enjoy it is in the morning or early afternoon. It is very high in amino acids which stimulates the mind and body with L-theanine, leaving you feeling very relaxed. Matcha powder is a delicate young tea that is mostly hand picked in Japan, ground into a powder, frozen then finely grinded for packaging.
You can purchase it at any tea or herbal shop, I got mine at Davids Tea. It came in the cutest tin can, easy to preserve it and decrease the time it oxidizes. I imagine it's the same powder established cafes, like Starbucks or Second Cup, use to make their special matcha tea latte.
I'll be honest I haven't figured out how they get it to froth, but I've duplicated the taste to meet my liking.
What you'll need
- Small bamboo whisk or the end of the spoon
- Small mixing bowl
- Matcha Tea Powder
- Honey or Maple Syrup
- Tea cup
- 1/2 cup of hot water
- 1 teaspoon matcha tea powder
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 cup hot almond milk (optional)
- Add the matcha tea powder to a small amount of hot water in your favorite mug or bowl.
- Using a bamboo whisk, whisk briskly in a up-and-down direction, until all of the powder partials have dissolved.
- If your adding milk then pour in steam milk of your choice to the paste and stir.
- The match will dissolve quickly and easily
- Lastly, add any sweetner of your choice. I chose honey, which I use generously, may I add to create desired tea.