Yeah, that’s a bit cheeky but hey, why not?
I am in love with matcha green tea. I first tried it at Wegmans coffee bar as a hot latte. It’s kind of green tasting but adding a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg made it delicious, like a green version of chai. Then I bought some matcha powder and tried making it at home and yuck! Not the same. Why?
Two days ago I got a cold one and it wasn’t quite dissolved in the milk. It was then that I realized the secret is in adding sugar. Those little crunchy crystals make all the difference (once dissolved that is). I am not a “sweet” drink person but in this case adding just enough sweetness to the greenness makes all the difference.
This morning I made some iced matcha using about a teaspoon of matcha powder added to about 6-8 ounces of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (from Aldi), a packet of Truvia, and shook it with ice. PERFECTION!
I think I paid $14 for my tin of Republic of Tea matcha powder (I bought the ginger one), roughly $1.79 for the almond milk plus whatever Truvia costs for a box of packets (I used a coupon). So I may have paid $20 total for the supplies. One small matcha latte costs $3.19. For $20 that’s 6.27 cups of store bought matcha. My canister says there are 20+ servings. If I use a full teaspoon and estimate 20 servings per can, homemade matcha only costs $1 per cup! It’s more than a cup of coffee or regular tea but it’s really cheap for a nice pick me up.
Ok I am super excited to have figured out how to make this taste good. Kind of geeky but whatever. What can I say? Tea floats my boat 🙂
What do you like to drink?