Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Foodie Post: Green Tea Latte

Hey lovelies, and happy Wednesday! How are you doing today? As it is very grey, gloomy and wet outside, I figured I should share one of the go-to hot beverages I have for these kind of weathers. I'm sure many of you would enjoy this. It's green tea latte, the healthier version of the Starbucks drink. For this you can use the nut milk I showed the recipe for in this post, but basically any milk you love will do the trick. I just love nut milks on my drinks because they are easier to my body the regular dairy milk. This recipe is picked up here, but mine didn't come up nearly as pretty. It tasted amazing though!

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Green Tea Latte
1 portion
 
1½ tsp Matcha powder
1 tbsp hot water
1 cup milk
1 tsp sugar or sweetener of your choice

Sift green tea powder into the cup to get rid of the lumps in the powder.
Add hot (not boiling) water and whisk briskly until powder is all dissolved. This prevents the tea having lump in it so do not skip (I second that, if you whisk too little there definitely will be clumps). The green tea paste should be smooth and foamy. You can use a frother but also a small regular whisk (like I did) or chasen (bamboo whisk used for Japanese tea ceremony).
Add milk and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat the milk over medium heat until small bubbles start to appear around the edge of the saucepan. Do not bring the milk to full boil. Turn off the heat. (Or use cold milk for iced latte)
Froth the milk until foamy, about 10 seconds with a frother. If you don't have a frother, you can skip.
Add the hot milk and foam in the cup and dust the green tea powder on the top. (Add ice for an extra cold iced latte).

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Note: if you are using non-dairy milk like I did, it might be a bit more challenging to get is as frothy as dairy. This won't affect the taste, but visually it doesn't necessarily look so amazing. Just a heads-up.

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Enjoy your hot beverage, and don't mind mine not being perfectly green. That's what happens when you use too hot water, but nothing more serious. That, unlike the choice of milk, does actually affect to the flavor so be careful with the water! I think this one is a relatively healthy option for coffees and hot chocolates, especially with the nut milk and if you for example use honey to sweeten the drink.

Have you given this a try? Let me know in the comments!

That's what I have for you today, and hopefully tomorrow I will have another outfit post for you. Photographing is quite a challenge at the moment because the days are so dark and there are not that many photogenic enough spots at our place to shoot outfit pics in. I will try to figure something out though, as I would love to take pics more than just on weekends. Anyway, while you wait for the next post you can follow me on social media, where I will let you always know when there's a new post up. 

Have a fantastic day ♥

2 comments:

  1. I usually like to drink tea by itself, without milk. I don't like the taste of it.

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    1. I think that with dairy milk, I wouldn't like it either, but this way it works for me. Although, I fully get your point, tea usually tastes best on it's own. Especially fine quality ones. :) ♥

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