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Matcha nog!

following DoMatcha’s guidelines: “For a more contemporary Matcha-Nog recipe, heat up 6 oz. of readymade Organic Eggnog available at your local natural food retailer, add a dash of nutmeg, and top it off with 1 tsp. of matcha pre-whisked into a froth. A splash of rum is optional!”

I used 1/2 tsp matcha, a combination of milk, almond milk, and eggnog (because I wanted fewer calories/less dairy), and no rum as it was the middle of the day ;-) Not bad!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Janefan

Also, I wasn’t sure what liquid I was supposed to pre-whisk the matcha into (more milk, I guess?). I just sifted it over the heated nog/milk/nutmeg blend, then mixed with the areolatte. Easy!

LiberTEAS

Hmm… that sounds kind of interesting!

Janefan

It was… interesting. Warm eggnog is weird enough, and then adding in the matcha is also weird. Once I thought of it as a hot matcha latte with a shot of eggnog flavoring it seemed less weird. A fun experiment, but I doubt I’ll have it again.

Bonnie

Hot Toddy I think my Grandmother’s era would have called it, or maybe a hot buttered rum sort of drink would be interesting if you use rum.

Janefan

@Bonnie I don’t think I’ve ever had a true hot buttered rum. Maybe I’ll try it this season. I have seen a couple “hot buttered chai” recipes going around lately…

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Backlog: I made matcha lemonade yesterday.
8 oz Full Circle organic lemonade
1/4 tsp matcha

Used my aerolatte to mix because I’m lazy. it even frothed a bit! Served over ice.

This lemonade is so sweet it’s kinda gross :-/ Next time, more matcha, and maybe some water (2-4 oz) in place of some of the lemonade

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 15 sec

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DaisyChubb

oh that sounds so good!

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I added 1 tsp to my Green Monster smoothie for extra energy, because I’ve been dragging lately!

My basic recipe is:
8oz milk (almond, coconut, dairy, etc.)
1/2 banana, frozen
2 large handfuls baby spinach (about 1/4 of a bag, or 1/2 cup packed)
1 carton (~6oz) low/non-fat greek yogurt (Plain, vanilla, w/fruit, etc.)

Blend until smooth. Serve in a mason jar with a few cubes of ice, and a straw. Feel healthy!

(GM Smoothie inspiration here: http://greenmonstermovement.com/ )

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 30 sec
TeaBrat

I love making matcha smoothies!

Nik

Thanks for the recipe! =)

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This was more like a matcha shot. It was 4:15 yesterday, I needed to leave the house by 4:30 to go paddling. I’d meant to make a Matcha milkshake (like the one HesperJune mentioned earlier this week), but time was getting away from me… So, I poured a splash of almond milk in a wide-bottomed but small mug of mine, eyeballed about 1/4 tsp of matcha with a regular ol’ “silverware” teaspoon, stirred it up a bit, added more milk (about 5 oz total), frothed it up with a few short blasts of my Areolatte (the “moo” model), and gulped it down.

It was delicious, there were somehow NO lumps (which I’ve never had happen when trying to cold steep/electric whisk matcha), and it foamed up very well. Apparently Blue Diamond almond milk is better than Silk and So Delicious at frothing even when cold. Score!

And what’s better, I had plenty of energy and a great time paddling (flatwater lake. I don’t do rivers).

I think there will be many more cold matcha lattes in my future now that I know I can successfully whip one up and drink it down in 5 min. flat!

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 30 sec
Janefan

It could’ve had a stronger flavor though. It was an even balance between almond and matcha. Maybe next time I’ll double the matcha to get that lovely green color and flavor.

Hesper June

Sounds tasty:-)

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Had to break this in right away. http://www.breakawaymatcha.com/products/matcha-creamers.html Literally, moments after it arrived today, I was frothing matcha in it. The ceramic was still warm from its overland journey from sunny CA to possibly equally sunny NC. I may have let out a squeal of delight when the big brown truck slowed in front of the neighbor’s, but then stopped in front of my house! Me? Me!

I will try to write more (possibly an “online place” review later) but overall the entire ordering/shipment/product from Breakaway Matcha is top notch (although I only ordered this, not their actual matcha tea, but I probably definitely will in the future).

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Janefan

I realize this “note” is more about Breakaway than DoMatcha, which is probably bad form, but I love my tin of DoMatcha! It is what got me “into” matcha and buying matcha gear. I will buy their “ceremonial singles” (single-serve pouches) next though for easier matcha prep w/ fewer tools (and less mess!)

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used this match to make a Matcha Green Monster smoothie following this recipe:
http://thechiclife.com/2011/07/matcha-green-tea-green-monster-smoothie.html

I used about 3/4 tsp matcha to split the difference withing the range called for, but next time will use the full tsp. I did not add any sweetener, used vanilla greek yogurt, and unsweetened almond milk. The texture was perfect (rich & creamy, but easy to drink) and the flavor is great, just needs a tiny matcha boost.

Preparation
Iced

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Mixed with coconut milk for a quick afternoon pick-me-up. Will use whisk or frother next time as stirring didn’t blend it well (even though I mixed the tea with some warm water first.)

Cofftea

Try putting it in a container w/ a lid and shaking it. That’s how I do my matcha OJ and protein water and it works wonderful!

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Nothing in this world makes me feel quite as good as a nice cup of matcha. And this one delivers.

Ashley Bain

I hear ya! Love me some matcha.

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drank Organic Matcha by DoMatcha
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I purchased the Domatcha brand after reading favorable comments here. I found a fantastic deal on ebay, so that made the price reasonable. I am a novice to matcha, however, compared to two other plain matchas I’ve tried this very good. The color is vibrant green, the smell is lightly grassy, and the taste is very fresh and almost sweet. I do not detect any bitterness. I like it!

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