Matcha Green Tea

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matcha green tea

I have never really been a fan of green tea…I have drunk it over the years on and off and always steered away from anything which had green tea in it…

Well, that has changed some since living here because if it doesn’t have coconut in it… It has green tea or matcha…. All the TV cooking programs promote the benefits, it definitely seems to be the thing to drink, have for breakfast and put in your latte or ice-cream…

So…this girl tried firstly the latte as it looked sort of ok and I say that when green is actually my favourite colour… They do tend to put these little lumps of jelly in their drinks here and I just can’t…So this one was my preamble into “matcha “

Matcha Mint Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk or almond milk
  • 2 tbsp matcha green tea
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 2 ice cubes

To make Matcha Iced Tea.

Put all of your ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth and frothy…

Now when I go to my favourite drinking place they can if you want them to, top it up with whipped cream…I do indulge as a treat…Well, wouldn’t you???

Now, what is Macha???

Matcha is made from whole green tea leaves…

It is said that the matcha powder has greater levels of antioxidants than brewed Green Tea. You can also get that caffeine hit but without the jitters, some people get when they have an overload of caffeine from coffee or black tea.

There are two categories of matcha one is the ceremony grade and there is also a food grade one…The ceremony grade is used for drinking and the cooking grade for baking and cooking.

The ceremony grade can also be used for baking as it is less bitter than the cooking grade matcha.

These products are sourced from Amazon of which I am an associate and I may receive a small fee from them if you make a purchase for that I thank you.

Loving my green tea I have now found some beautiful pottery tea sets they are so lovely and look very nice in my Thai kitchen but I am sure they would look equally as nice displayed in your kitchen wherever you are in the world.

I hope you have enjoyed my post on green tea and the lovely products I have found for you…If you would like to read more on the health benefits of green tea and also find some other lovely recipes using Macha then please pop over to my other blog you will be very welcome.

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/smorgasbord-health-2017-cook-from-scratch-with-sally-and-carol-taylor-green-tea-ice-cream-latte-and-macarons/

I hope you all have a lovely day 🙂

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Carolcooks

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetables ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

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