7.30.2010

Matcha green tea milk latte tutorial







this photo taken after my BB cream application vid :D you can see how even this BB cream makes my skin here~



Hello there ♥

I wanted to share my easy recipe of how to make matcha milk latte post since I am a matcha fanatic and I have been addicted to matcha as long as I can remember~ its a flavor that reminds me of Japan haha XP


Ok what is matcha? 

description from wikipedia :D

Matcha (抹茶?, pronounced [mat.tɕa][1]) refers to finely-milled Japanese green tea. The cultural activity called the Japanese tea ceremony centers on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha. In modern times, matcha has also come to be used to flavour and dye foods such as mochi and soba noodles, green tea ice cream and a variety of wagashi (Japanese confectionery).


Drinking teas are everyday drink for people in asia and especially in Japan, if you go to the store in Japan half of the drink they sell are some kinda form of tea drinks and matcha flavored items are a big hit in Japan mostly because it is a traditional flavor most Japanese people grew up with so you will see alot of matcha flavored anything there ^__^

Best of all drinking matcha have SO MANY beneficial qualities for your body! its so~ healthy! Basically you are drinking whole green tea leaf so you are getting all the nutrition of Green tea. :D To me it helps me relax and I feel healthier drinking matcha haha best of all its so good for your skin since matcha are packed with antioxidants!♥

 
Health Benefits of Matcha
 
The health benefits of matcha tea exceed those of green tea because when you drink matcha you ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water.
One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content. For maximum nutritional benefit, matcha tea is unparalleled.

Matcha Tea – A Nutritious Beverage
  • Rich in Antioxidants and Chlorophyll
  • Contains Catechins Only Found in Green Tea
  • Naturally Mood Enhancing
  • Zero on the Glycemic Index - will not raise insulin levels
  • Sugar-free, High in Fiber
Matcha Tea – For Antioxidant Protection

Exponentially Higher in Antioxidants than Blueberries and Spinach
Green teas contain a high amount of antioxidants, chemically compounds known to forestall aging. Antioxidants are found in many fruits and vegetables – even chocolate. A testing method known as ORAC – short for oxygen radical absorbance capacity, evaluates the antioxidant levels found in food. According to research done by Tufts University, the ORAC capacity of matcha green tea is exponentially higher than other foods known for their high antioxidants levels such as blueberries and spinach.
The ORAC rating of matcha is 1300 units/g, compared to 105 units/g for pomegranates and 91 units/g for wild blueberries.

Matcha Tea - For Renown Cancer Fighting Catechin EGCg

Renown Cancer Fighting Catechins are Only Found In Green Tea
Not all antioxidants are created equal. Antioxidants are found in many foods including fruits and vegetables.  There are many types of antioxidants, however, the class known as catechins are only found in green tea, and these maybe the most potent of all. And of the catechins,  EGCg (epicgallocatechin gallate) is the catechin with broadest and most potent cancer-fighting properties.  Sixty percent of the catechin content of matcha tea is EGCg.

One gram of matcha contains 105 mg of total catechin content, or roughly 61% EGCg.
Read more about cancer-fighting EGCg.

Matcha Tea – For Cleansing the Body of Toxins

Rich in Chlorophyll, A Renowned Detoxifying Agent
Chlorophyll, the pigment which gives leaves their green color, helps to remove heavy metals and chemical toxins from the body. Because matcha powdered tea is fully ingested when consumed, unlike tea leaves which are infused then discarded, and because matcha is shade grown, a process which increases the chlorophyll content in the leaves, matcha tea is a chlorophyll rich food. 
Read more about detox powers of matcha tea.

Matcha Tea – For Naturally Mood Enhancing Amino Acids

Theanine Improves Mood and Concentration
Matcha contains L-theanine, an amino acid known to relax the mind.  For this reason, matcha is also known as a mood enhancer.  Buddhist monks drank matcha to assist in meditation, as matcha’s amino acids, combined with caffeine, offer a sustained calm alertness over time.  Amino acids are also what gives matcha is distinctive taste.  They contribute to what is known as the fifth taste, or umami, characterized by a rich creamy mouth feel.  Kama matcha, our ceremony grade tea, made from the youngest, tenderest leaves, contains the highest levels of amino acids.  The delicate flavor profiles of Kama Matcha and Morning Matcha are best observed when prepared in the traditional style, with a bamboo whisk and whisked in a matcha bowl.
Read more about mood enhancing amino acids in matcha tea.

Matcha Tea – Suited for Meditative Practice

Create Your Own Ceremony and Relieve Stress

The Japanese Tea Ceremony known as Chanoyu is a highly ritualized practice of drinking matcha tea. The Zen monks were the first to introduce matcha to Japan, and their influence is seen throughout the ceremony. Most notably is the emphasis on a calm mind, serene settings and awareness of nature. Drinking tea alone will not convert you a Zen monk, but adding a tea ritual to your day, however you choose to create it, will increase the possibilities for calm and serene experiences in your life. For inspiration we recommend the Tea Ceremony by Sen’o Tanaka with detailed descriptions of Chanoyu rituals, artifacts and philosophy. 




ok so you get the idea of what matcha is Now here is how I make matcha latte at home, its basically made similar to Vietnamese french coffee :)

This direction makes a BIG glass serving so if you want to make is smaller serving just reduce the amount for all but I love a big glass of matcha latte♥



what you need:
1.Matcha green tea straight powder
Im using GoodYoung tea this is a Taiwanese brand can be found at asian grocery stores


2. Almond Milk can be in vanilla or original tastes the same either way ^^ or use Milk
I use this instead of milk since Im lactose intolerant and its really rich and creamy, has a great flavor and as nutritious as a glass of milk♥


3. sweetened condensed milk
I love love~ condensed milk btw this doesnt bother me with lactose intolerance yay~



4. half cup of hot water
Its easier to mix the matcha powder and the condensed milk when the water is hot so they all blend in nicely.



 5. Add matcha powder in the water, I add about 1 1/2  full teaspoon of powder, you can adjust to how strong you want your matcha latte to taste I like mine med to strong so that I can really taste the matcha and the more the matcha more its is healthy for you :)




6. make sure to mix the powder completely or you will get chunks of powder and the chunks will be pretty bitter and strong

 


7. Add condensed milk, depending on how sweet you want you can adjust the servings, I like mine pretty sweet to counter the bitter strong taste of matcha so I add 4-5 teaspoon full and make sure you mix it well also.







8. Now pour the mixture into a glass~ you can see that the glass is about 1/4 full so add about equal amounts of almond milk into the glass so that the glass is half full or more depending on how creamy you want your matcha milk to taste.




9. Add ice! enough so that the glass is full so its nice and Chilled~ ^___^



10. Finished!! The drink should be really nice mint green color if its lighter than what you see here it might not taste much of matcha you can always add more of matcha after if its too light but make sure to mix the powder in hot liquid or it wont mix too well,, 

Now drink up♥ this drink is perfect for HOT summer day or night haha :P






 If you are looking for quality imported Japanese matcha powder I do recommend Teavana matcha tea powder but its pretty expensive since its only 40g/80g can but tastes so much better! XD but this powder comes in 250g so you have MANY usages and it is really tasty too! Also matcha powder can be mixed in vanilla ice cream and make your own green tea ice cream, you can bake this in a cookie or a cake so there are endless with what you can mix matcha powder in! ♥

Hope you like it~ Stay healthy and beautiful everyone! :D


XOXO
eki


89 comments:

  1. Yes! i've been waiting for this.. hehe :} <3

    I'll save this recipe for future matcha latte cravings! Thank you Eki :D :D :D

    BTW what is your favorite instant matcha milk/latte mix? My current fave is the Maxim kind but I'm curious if there is something better out there! :)

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  2. Aww.. This looks so delicious and easy to make.. nyumm.. Ice matcha green tea in a hot summer day! Perfect! Thanks for the recipe Eki chan :)

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  3. Oishiii desu :D ! Now I want to go buy matcha packets haha so yummy : ) Great tutorial and makeup ~ !

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  4. great review i wann try it now :3

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  5. Will go to grocery store and grab some matcha powder *fingers crossed* Thanks for sharing. Have been loooking forward to this post as I have cravings for this for quite a while. Nice to know a recipe to be able to make this.


    Ha ve a great day =)

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  6. I am definitely going to try this! I have a lot of matcha powder at home and I can't believe I haven't tried this yet!

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  7. Looks really good~ I have to search for this matcha powder~ :3

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  8. looks yummy!!! shall try making it at home hehehe... I just simply love anything with Macha.... hmmmm not everything but almost... :) except macha popcorns hahaa

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  9. i want to try! it looks good!

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  10. Totally going to give this a shot, thanks for the post Eki! So helpful ^^. I've been making matcha milkshakes lately with banana so now I have something new to try.

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  11. Gosh I am so excited to try this. A friend bought me matcha from Japan (with a matching bamboo whisk!) and I've only been enjoying it hot :) Now I will try this lovely drink, Eki!

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  12. Thank you so much for the recipe, Eki!!! I'm in love with it! Have been suffering for years because of my lactose allergy since the products are pretty expensive and taste awful mostly. Can't wait to try it out! Keep up the amazing work! :) Take care. ^-^

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  13. I use almond milk too because regular milk hurts my tummy! Have u tried making yours with honey instead of condensed milk? It's super yummy too. I'm going to have to try this version.

    I love visiting your blog. It's full of pretty pictures and I always end up lovin the music. Seems like we have the same taste ^___^

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  14. Thanks Eki! I've always been looking for a good recipe to try out!
    I'm going to try it out and most likely LOVE IT<3 Thanks again love!^^

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  15. I dont usually comment but wow what a great post and tutorial! You always talk about your green tea lattes I was wondering how you make them. I guess you could make this hot too? THanks :)

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  16. Thanks for this great recipe.
    Do you drink this hot in the winter?

    I can't wait to try this.

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  17. StrawberryxyunyunJuly 30, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    thanks for the recipe!! I love matcha too :]

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  18. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG LOVE YOU EKI!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE MATCHA!!!!!!!! ESPECIALLY BLUEBERRY MATCHA!!!!!!! MMMMMMMM....... I HAD ONE TODAY TOO!!!! I COULD DRINK IT FOREVER!!!!! PLUS BLUEBERRIES ARE ANTIOXIDANTS AS WELL.... THANKS FOR THE RECIPE! I WILL DEFINITELY TRY THIS!

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  19. lovely thanks for this recipe! im also lactose intolerant and can't have soy, either... had no idea there was almond milk so i'll be trying it out!

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  20. I had no idea you can use condense milk! Eki u are genius! I can't tell you how much I enjoy your blog posts. My life is so much better that you're in it : ) <3

    Steph

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  21. omg! i drink this all the time but from starbucks! thank youuuuuuu for posting this! now I don't need to spend $4 every day. thank you~ <3

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  22. Yay :D I'll try this one day, thanks <3

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  23. mmm I LOVE Matcha! They have it in Japanese starbucks Matcha Frappuccino is my FAVOURITEST but they dont have it in Starbucks in UK whichsucks!

    Thanks xxxx

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  24. Ooo thank you for showing us a tutorial on how to make our own good matcha tea =)! It looks delicious! I'm going to go to a chinese supermarket later today to try to find the matcha powder you used to make some on my own too ^__^ Thank you Eki =D

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  25. MMM that looks so good! I always wondered what the difference was between matcha green tea and regular green tea, thanks for posting this, Eki ^^

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  26. yummyy def gonna try your recipe out ^.^

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  27. Soo informative! Definitely trying this out! But first I need to hunt down Matcha powder as I don't think I've seen it before.......

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  28. have you tried ones from http://www.teanobi.com/ ? I ordered from them awhile back (they used to have free shipping) but I haven't had the chance to actually use it. I thought it was cool b/c you could order sample packs to test or bake with. For some reason my local asian markets never have matcha. Anyhow, awesome post!

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  29. Thanks for the tutorial and information on matcha tea :) My boyfriends LOVES hot matcha tea and he's a huge green tea drinker too. I'm going to take some of his matcha powder and make a latte! It looks so good :)

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  30. Thanks for the comment! I am a HUGE fan of Macha! Can't wait to try this out =)

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  31. Ahhhhh I can't wait to make this!! :D :D :D Thanks so much for the tutorial Eki! :D

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  32. I LOVE green tea and I know matcha has been known for all its health benefits and great taste and flavor. THANK YOU for this tutorial Eki! This is the exact recipe I had been searching for and I am absolutely NUTS (no pun intended) about almond milk tea anything.

    I'm glad you can tolerate condensed milk...this seems like such a tasty treat which I am soon to try out soon in the sweltering 100 degree Texas heat. :)

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  33. Looks really good, will definitely try to make some! ty for the tutorial :D

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  34. i love condensed milk too~
    thanks for the recipe, looks delicious ^^

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  35. Im so glad you like it :D I do use soymilk at time but seems to give me gas so I switched to almond milk like a year ago and it tastes much richer than the soy so I am digging it alot now goes great with coffee too :) hope you have a great week too Hun~

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  36. your welcome I hope you like it! :)

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  37. yay~your welcome! :D condensed milk are super yumm on strawberry's too huh hehe :D~

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  38. Hi Irene~ your welcome! yeah very healthy for you XD I do LOVE almond milk goes well with anything lol<3 waa I hated it when I lived in orlando it was always over 100 degree too XP stay cool!

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  39. ahhh I cant wait for you to try it~!!! XD XD haha your welcome hunnie<3

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  40. I hope you like it~<3

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  41. your welcome<3 I think he will love this matcha latte style<3 hope you guys like it :D

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  42. I saw that site before but never order from them,, ohh samples are always nice :D yeah not all asian market place sell matcha powder,,, but alot of chinese and japanese market do though!<3

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  43. oh I hope you find matcha powder! if not there are always online stores XP

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  44. Hope you like it<3

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  45. your welcome! Im glad now you see the difference :D

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  46. Hi HUn~ hope you find some matcha powder and like it<3 hehe

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  47. They dont have in UK??? whattttt,,, that sucks :P hope you get to make some at home<3

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  48. got too excited at this sad news....and I forgot to write in "starbucks" UK lol but thats still a shocking news that they dont serve matcha....since UK are known to be tea drinkers!! >_<

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  49. yay~ hope you like it<3

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  50. yay! you can actually save alot of money by making it at home and you can drink so much more for less! ^__^ your welcome!<3

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  51. LOL thanks Hun! aww you are too sweet!! thank you for stopping by Love<3

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  52. your welcome! you will love almond milk!<3

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  53. yay~ yeah I love blueberry too matcha+blueberry= ALOTTA ANTIOXIDANTS~!!! I could drink this forever too lol XD hope you like it<3<3

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  54. your welcome~! yes you can drink this hot in winter<3 its really good hot too :D

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  55. thank you for commenting<3 :D yes you can make them HOT and its really good in cold winter day hehe <3

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  56. your welcome Love! hope you like it<3<3

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  57. yay for almond milk :D yeah I used to make it with honey but condense milk adds that extra creamy goodness :D but honey will be much healthier for sure :P aww thank you for visiting~ glad you like the music selection! :D

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  58. awww your welcome! I know what you mean,,, being lactose intolerant is not fun and expensive >_< Hope you love it Hun~ ^__^

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  59. OHH authentic matcha and whisk!!!! thats great :D Hope you like this matcha latter version too~<3

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  60. aww your welcome! oh yeah I mixed matcha in my shakes too but I love matcha in this latte form the most :D Hope you like it<3

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  61. Hope you get to make it<3

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  62. haha matcha popcorn actually sounds good LOL XD I love anything matcha too<3 hope you like it ^__^

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  63. ohh thats nice oyu have lots of matcha *envy* hehe XD hope you like it<3

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  64. HI Hun~ hope you found some matcha and tried it and it filled your cravings!! hehe :D

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  65. Hope you found some matcha! Thanks Hun~<3

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  66. yes really easy to make!<3 its is so perfect for hot summer day it have cooled me down so much :D you are welcome<3

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  67. yay~ your welcome!! I do like the maxium one the best so far since it so much frothier and smooth :D

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  68. I love Matcha tea! Thank you about the tutorial, I am making for sure!

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  69. Ohh, this looks so yummy!! *___*
    Thank you for sharing the recipe, I definitely am gonna try this soon!

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  70. yuummmmmm! i totally bookmarked this, hahaa. i always forget to add condensed milk :X

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  71. hi eki, do you keep your matcha powder in the freezer as suggested in the bag?

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  72. Hey Eki!
    I'm half Japanese and am so excited to find a beauty blog by a Japanese person and I recognise so many of the products you use. I also think you are extremely pretty! I love green tea soo much! and even more I love green tea latte but I always used the sachet ones but have run out and haven't been to Japan for awhile and now I found this and I'm really excited! Because I dont have to restock I can just follow your recipe :)

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  73. thank you so much for this sweet message! Im sorry to be so late in the reply >_< Im always so happy to hear back from fellow Japanese gal!<3 I love matcha too and I hope you found some pure matcha powder to make your own latte!<3<3

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  74. mmm this looks yummy...Eki i want circle lens but i don't know what measurements to get,i talked to eye doctors about it but they don't know much about it,i want them so bad i mean their so cute looking~ Can you help me eki please respond! i read about how to taker of them and "do's" and "dont's" .

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  75. "take" not "taker" lol woops ^^;;

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  76. Thanks for this! :) I have some Matcha powder but not had the chance to do anything with it. I will find some Almond milk or substitute it for some other kind of milk and give this a go :)

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  77. Many folks wonder what Matcha Green Tea tastes like. It is an often misunderstood, highly complex, alluring flavor. Chlorophyll together with amino acids supply Matcha with its distinctive rich taste. It has an initial astringent, vegetal taste which then gives way to a lingering sweetness. When Matcha is whisked with water in the traditional style of Japan, it is actually a very full-bodied green tea. The high intensity of your first Matcha experience can be compared to the first time you red wine or dark chocolate. When Matcha is used as in ingredient in baking, cooking, or beverages, the taste will become more subtle. It can add the unique flavor, (and generally the color), of green tea to a variety of creations such as ice cream, cupcakes, smoothies, a latte, or various different sauces.
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  79. ooooh this looks tasty! i'll be trying it, thank you! :D

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