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
- A cup of Milk (I prefer almond milk)
- Good quality maple syrup
You can get the kit here.
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.
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).
After mixing all the ingredients, add the rest of the milk.