AKI MATCHA 101 - All about Matcha - Health benefits and Facts

May 11, 2021 It's a beautiful day!I'm having a cup of Matcha latte from a cute tea shop in Haddon Township, New Jersey. Let's talk a little bit about Matcha, my passion. WHAT IS MATCHA? Matcha is a powdered type of Japanese green tea. Matcha is made by grinding only the youngest tea leaves to give it a bright green color and then the whole leaves will be fully consumed. This is totally different from regular green tea where the leaves are just infused in boiling water for a certain amount of time, and then be removed. For that reasons, matcha is proven to provide greater health benefits than regular green tea. The process to grow matcha is meticulously done...

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MATCHA HOT CHOCOLATE! Matcha is meant to be paired with something sweet so it works beautifully with white hot chocolate. This green tea and hot chocolate drink is made even better with toasted marshmallows. I love hot chocolate and I love matcha so this matcha white hot chocolate brings my favorites together in one delicious drink. INGREDIENTS:- Matcha- White chocolate bar: About 3/4 of the bar goes into this recipe.- Milk and honey- SaltΒ - Tea strainer- Saucepan- Handheld milk frother- Pink marshmallowsKitchen torch A handy little tool to toast marshmallows. INSTRUCTION: In a saucepan, bring milk to a simmer over medium-low heat. Take off heat and whisk or stir in chopped white chocolate. Sift in matcha, honey, and salt until...

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MATCHA LATTE! Learn how to make a matcha latte with this easy, 3-ingredient matcha latte recipe! It's creamy, cozy, and filled with antioxidants - perfect for cool days. How to Make a Matcha Latte?This matcha latte recipe is super easy. It’s just three ingredients (and a tiny bit of sweetener, if you want), and you don’t need any fancy barista skills or equipment. Easy step-by-step directions and tips from a tea sommelier on how to make a layered matcha drink in less than 5 minutes! Perfectly sweet and refreshing, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make at home. MatchaThere’s a big range when it comes to matcha. The brighter the matcha, the better the quality.Β  MilkAny kind of...

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