Ok so I have always been a bit timid about matcha because it seems so daunting and requires so much work and a lot more supplies that I have money to spend on. Despite all this, I’ve wanted to try matcha for the longest time to reap all the benefits it claims to have. How was I going to do this – spend a good $30 for a whisk? That was out of the question. But one day I had the brilliant idea of using my $4 Ikea hamd held milk frother to whisk it! I went into my favourite Davids Tea location (Brentwood Town Centre) and they said that it could work. I bought 30g straight away and the next morning I tried it as an iced latte. This is what I did: I mixed the matcha in less than a cup of not-boiling water using the frother, mixed in some peppermint flavoured hot-chocolate mix, added a touch of agave into it, mixed it some more, poured it over my leak-Proof Mug from Davids full of ice, added some vanilla unsweetened almond milk, stirred and then took it to go to work (with no back-up tea in case it turned out to be yucky). Well it turned out delightfully delicious!!
So now I’ve been steeping teas, using that tea instead of plain hot water to whisk my matcha in, and having fun making yummy flavoured iced matcha almond milk lattes. Teas I’ve used so far, all from Davids: Creme Brulee Rooibos (Yum!), Pure Vanilla Rooibos (it was ok), Cocomint Cream (so refreshing!), Mulberry Magic (delicious!), Read My Lips (I probably need to try adding more RML to give a proper review), Creme Caramel Rooibos (just as good as when I used the Creme Brulee), Cocoa Canela (not my favourite), Gold Rush (it was ok), Coffe Pu’erh (it was ok)
I am so excited that I have found a method that works for me!! Have any of you had any other yummy combos with matcha?