Despite my usual preference for DAVIDsTEA's Ceremonial Matcha, I opted to try SteepedTea.com's variation as I had received it as a gift. The results were less optimal than my regular brew and retained a lingering floral flavour more reminiscent to Jasmine Tea than Matcha. Nonetheless, the final product was still tasty.
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- 1 -2 tsp green tea powder
- 1 cup hot water
- 1/3 cup milk *
- 1 tsp honey (opt.)
1) Sift green tea powder into a Pyrex measuring cup (or heat-safe container of choice).
2) Add hot water and whisk with an electric frother. Should your selected type of green tea powder already contain sugar (ie. drink mixes), it will dissolve easily and will not require the use of a frother to remove lumps.
3) Add in honey to taste. Alternate choices of sweeteners such as agave or maple syrup may also be used based off of personal preferences.
4) Heat and froth milk in a Stainless steel pitcher, then combine the tea and frothed milk in a mug. Top with additional green tea powder if desired.
5) Serve while warm and enjoy!
- A 1:3 ratio of milk and brewed green tea was used to obtain the final product, however feel free to adjust the amount of water used to the dissolve the tea powder based on preference. Less water will contribute to a more intense flavour, and vice versa.
- 2% milk was utilized in this recipe, though both dairy and non-dairy milks will work equally well. It should be noted that frothing time and temperature may require minor adjustments; the resulting consistency may also vary depending the quantity and type of milk used.
- Upon dissolving my green tea powder, it was discovered that the substance was not pure Japanese matcha as the label had stated. Consequently, latte art could not be easily created. Thus, it was more accurate to describe the finished beverage as a Jasmine Tea Latte instead, especially considering that its aroma was more floral than grassy.