This was my first time making matcha at home. I used this matcha in some muffins a couple of weeks ago with much success. I mixed up a tablespoon of matcha and some hot water with a small whisk and it frothed up quite nicely. I also whisked up some almond milk to add to it. I made enough for my brother and I to each have a latte. I added a spoonful of alfalfa honey to each.
The matcha was pretty smooth and my brother who has had more matcha then I have thought it was better than even some of the restaurants he has been to, even if it wasn’t the best of the best. I might try sifting it next time round. It had a strong, leafy green tea flavor that reminded me of green tea ice cream. I could definitely get used to these lattes.
Matcha is way cooler than Karate Kid II made it out to be!Matcha has a very rich history in the Japanese culture spanning back centuries. The Japanese Tea Ceremony, with its’ tradition and rigidity revolves around the preparation of Japanse Matcha. With a jammy-like smoothness matcha provides a very full cup! The Gyokuro leaf base gives a light astringent finish.