MATCHA – what it is and how to use it

Good morning beautiful people, I hope you’re all doing really well!

The good people at Good Earth Ltd. have released a new range of superfood powders and I’ve been experimenting with many of them recently. Matcha is definitely a favorite of mine so I’ve been using it very regularly and showing you the finished product over on my Facebook and Instagram stories.

Many questions about what it is and how to use it have been coming in so I thought I’d share some more info here.

Matcha is a type of green tea in that it comes from the same plant as green tea but it is grown differently to ensure a very unique nutrient profile that is immensely beneficial to human health. The way in which matcha is harvested ensures higher amounts of caffeine and antioxidants than are found in green tea.

Benefits of drinking MATCHA (backed by science):

Protective against heart disease

Protective against certain types of cancers

Loaded with antioxidants (very important for oxidative stress within the body and overall health)

Reduces inflammation

Protective against liver disease

Good for skin

Helps with weight loss

How to use it:

I often make matcha lattes or iced matcha lattes with my organic matcha. However I have been experimenting with new ways to use it in cooking so Iโ€™ll be sharing new matcha recipes soon!

In the meantime, here are my current fave ways to use it!

  1. ICED MATCHA LATTE

Now I realize itโ€™s November but if you, like me, live in Malta, you know itโ€™s still warm enough for an iced drink. I still love making this now.

Simply add your favourite milk to a tall glass and add lots of ice. In a separate mug, add a teaspoon of matcha powder and about a tablespoon of warm (but not boiling) water. Whisk together until the powder is dissolved and the green liquid becomes light and frothy. Then pour over milk and ice, stir together and enjoy!

Green tea tends to be a bit bitter and matcha is no different. So feel free to use either slightly sweetened milk (I like using rice milk for this as it tends to be quite sweet naturally) or add some honey or sugar.

2. FROTHY MATCHA LATTE

This one is a winner in colder weather. Essentially it’s the same as the method above only using warm frothed milk. Simply dissolve a teaspoon of matcha powder in a tablespoon or so of warm but not boiling water and add warm frothed milk. Think of it as a matcha-chino if you will.

3. MATCHA WITH WARM WATER AND MILK

Finally, I like using this method when I want something a little lighter and opt for less milk. Again just dissolve matcha powder in warm water using a whisk, then simply top it up with warm water and add a small amount of milk (and sweetener if using).

I am also working on some matcha treat recipes so stay tuned for those ๐Ÿ™‚

Thatโ€™s it from me for today โ€“ Iโ€™ll be back with a new blog post Every Single week ๐Ÿ™‚

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Until next week, be well xXx

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