How to Make the Perfect Cup of Matcha – use these simple recipes to make your own perfect cup of matcha!
This post is sponsored by Encha Organic Matcha – the opinions are my own.
Have you been seeing matcha everywhere lately but aren’t really sure what it is or how to make yourself the perfect cup? I got your back you guys! I am so excited to share with you two – count’em TWO – recipes that are simple and easy so you can make yourself your own perfect cup of matcha.
Okay – you guys know I am typically all about the cold brew – right? And I have told my story so many times of how I switched to cold brew because regularly brewed coffee was way too acidic and was contributing to some acid reflux/stomach issues. I have heard so many good things about matcha and that is so much easier on your stomach than coffee or other teas. So when Encha Organic Matcha approached me and asked me if I wanted to try their product I was so excited – I had only tried matcha a couple times from different coffee shops and, frankly, I hadn’t been too impressed. I was excited to make it in my own home, using an incredibly high-quality product and see if I liked it. But first, I did some research…..
What is Matcha?
Matcha is the fine powder that is the result of ground up green tea leaves, but it is different from regular old green tea because:
- You actually consume all of the nutrients from the leaf.
- Matcha contains more theanine than regular green tea (because it is shade-grown for the last 3 weeks). When theanine is consumed with caffeine, it results in a calm but alert feeling.
- Matcha is much softer than regular green tea because the stems are removed and only the fine leaf is ground up.
Encha Organic Matcha is just that – organic. And you can tell – like right away. It is soooo soft – I know that is a weird way to describe tea, but it really is. And I definitely gave me a different feeling than just drinking coffee. It was energizing, but not in quite the rigid way coffee energizes you, which can feel a bit harsh sometimes. It was just …. calmer.
I still suffer from acid reflux so I am seriously considering doing an experiment and drinking only matcha for a week to see if I feel any better…… I don’t think I will ever give up my beloved cold brew, but I can tell you that matcha will be permanently added to the rotation.
I wanted to give you guys a couple quick and easy matcha recipes so you can make some at home yourself. They are so easy and delicious!
I am also incredibly excited to announce I am doing a giveaway with Encha Organic Matcha over on my Instagram account!!!! It is open through Friday, November 3rd so check out the details and make sure you enter! I also have a coupon code….. also on my Instagram account!
So my bonus recipe is for The Perfect Cup of Matcha:
1 teaspoon Ceremonial-Grade Encha Organic Matcha powder
5 oz water (160 degrees – any hotter and it will burn the matcha)
1 Tablespoon ghee
1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon collagen (optional)
Place all ingredients (except for water) in large mug and then pour water on top. Use a matcha whisk or a Electric Milk Frother (link is to the one of bought) to mix thoroughly. I also have just put everything in a blender to combine and then pour into mug.
So simple, yet soooo good.
The recipe for the Extra Creamy Iced Matcha Latte is below – don’t forget to check out the giveaway before time runs out!!!
- 1 Teaspoon latte grade Encha Organic Matcha
- 6 oz almond milk
- 2 oz coconut cream
- 2 Tablespoon coconut butter
- 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ Teaspoon ashwaganda (optional - or your other favorite adaptogen)
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend for 30 seconds - 1 minute.
- Pour over ice and serve immediately.