I first discovered matcha at Starbucks. I always ordered a green tea latte. Of course I decided if Starbucks can do it, so can I, so I set to work trying to make myself a green tea latte at home.
The dilema was, I had no idea how to make a green tea latte. I probably used up a billion bags of green tea, thinking that if Starbucks somehow magically transformed regular green tea into the rich, green drink I loved, so could I.
Well, the reason I was having so much trouble is because Starbucks doesn't magically turn a bag of green tea into a green tea latte. They use matcha powder.
Matcha is actually ground green tea leaves. So when you're drinking matcha, you're actually eating the whole leaf. No wonder it tastes like you're eating nature. Supposedly it has about a million times more antioxidants than regular tea and gives you a boost of energy without caffeine. I don't know if that's true, but I do know that I love it and it's absolutely delicious. You can use it for frappés, smoothies, lattes, ice cream, or I mix into desserts like I did today.
I bought my matcha on Amazon here
Just so you know, I just typed "walnut" instead of "wallet" accidentally and just about choked to death laughing for five minutes straight. I need to get a life.
And don't worry, someday I'll show you the basics of making an awesome matcha latte to go with your cookies!
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