Matcha has become extremely popular over the past couple of years and for good reason! It has great health benefits and it's so versatile with it being used anywhere from lattes, desserts, to smoothies and more!
I am a huge coffee drinker but even I have my days where I'm craving a slightly different taste, or just want to change it up. For those days, that's where matcha comes in!
My favorite way to enjoy matcha is by making an Iced Ginger Matcha Latte. This is especially true during the summer when I need caffeine but want something refreshing.
In the case you're not super familiar with matcha, it's a Japanese green tea powder, with matcha literally meaning powdered tea.
The difference between traditional green tea and matcha is the way it's prepared and how it tastes. You'll find that compared to traditional green tea, matcha is slightly more bitter and "grassy" in taste and the green color is way more vibrant.
You also get more health benefits given that you are drinking the actual leaves. Once the powder is whisked in hot water you get all of those antioxidants that can help reduce risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, and can help boost your metabolism.
Given the more bitter and umami flavor matcha has, it can be an acquired taste. I personally learned to like matcha by figuring out different ways to drink it and seeing which way I enjoyed the most.
I've found that adding a tiny bit of simple syrup or honey, will give you just the right amount of sweetness without losing all of that flavor matcha is known for. For this Iced Ginger Matcha Latte we like to use the following:
Making an Iced Ginger Matcha Latte is so simple to make at home and will definitely save you future trips to the coffee shop!
Enjoy this latte! Best served on a hot summer day.
An easy, at home Iced Ginger Matcha Latte for when you're craving a little pick me up! This Iced Matcha Latte features a ginger simple syrup for the perfect amount of sweetness and additional spice.
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