MATCHA

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Some people love coffee but I looooove tea!  When I heard that there was a Japanese ceremony for the preparation, serving & drinking of this tea called Matcha, I had to find it. Matcha is traditionally made from shade grown green tea leaves that are flattened and stone ground into a fine powder. Not only is it beautiful to look at, it's also really yummy! There are a few ways you can have Matcha but after trying it at Fresh in Toronto, I had to share my quick no foam version of their recipe! 

First you will need a few items:

  • A Matcha whisk 
  • A small bowl
  • A Matcha scoop 
  • Matcha powder 
  • Cinnamon
  • A cup of Milk (I prefer almond milk)
  • Good quality maple syrup

You can get the kit here.

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METHOD: warm the bowl & the tip of the bamboo whisk with hot water, then combine  3/4 - 1 spoon full of Matcha powder, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon & maple syrup in a bowl & whisk them all together. 

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After mixing all the ingredients, add a bit of hot milk and mix it again. The aim is to get rid of all the lumps & create foam (if you like foam).

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After mixing all the ingredients, add the rest of the milk.

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If you're interested in getting a sample, drop by David's Tea! It's my favourite place for unique teas! The staff is really helpful & always willing to give you a tea tutorial or sample.