This could be an Asian thing, but I am truly a sucker for anything matcha flavored. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, matcha is powder of green tea. I would recommend starting from the green tea frappe in Starbucks and you’ll get the hang of it.
As for me, wherever I travel, I’ll make a stop for this greenness if possible, since there’re tons of ways to incorporate this flavor and I can never get tired of it. So, imagine how thrilled I was finding myself in the heaven of matcha, O’Sulloc Tea House in Seoul, Korea. It’s practically green tea everything, pound cake, roll cake, mousse, smoothie, ice cream, you name it.
To cure my spontaneous craving when I’m not on the way, a packet of matcha powder is a staple in my kitchen. Here’s a super easy green tea latte (original recipe) at home when you have the powder and milk at hand:
- Put the green tea powder in a cup (I used 2 teaspoon), heat 40ml milk and pour in, blend thoroughly;
- Heat 120ml milk to around 60 ℃ (140 °F), use a frother to foam the milk, it’ll take about 30 seconds;
- Pour your foam into the cup to 80% full, stir with a spoon;
- Decorate with any latte art you prefer (which I didn’t do apparently…)
Let me know if you like the flavor and/or your preferred way of having it. Also, thank you Eat Clean Tea for sending me this great matcha powder!