I have always been a coffee lover. I didn’t necessarily drink it every morning, or have a ritual for drinking it to wake up, but I definitely enjoy every sip and jumped on any excuse to go out for coffee or consume one. There are/were a TON of things I didn’t like about drinking coffee though; the jitters, the intense buzz, the mood changes, not knowing the effects it has on my body, the potential to mess with my sleep, and its acidity.. Enter Green Tea Matcha powder.
This stuff changed everything. All the benefits of coffee without ANY of the bad! No caffeine crash, doesn’t feel like it is destroying my stomach lining, plus this stuff has high levels of antioxidants and chlorophyll, and will make you feel so great!
I was first introduced to it by a friend who used to get a matcha green tea latte from Starbucks…although delicious, there is a TON of added sugar that you do not need to add to make this delicious latte at home, and years later I believe I have mastered it! You can drink it iced, hot, or even blend it into a frap style for those scorching hot days. The way I find this drink the most delicious is with oat milk (although it works with any dairy free milk), there is something about oat milk that recently I am obsessing over and so is my husband.
What is Matcha Green tea powder and how is it different from regular green tea?
Matcha green tea powder is ground up green tea leaves, so as opposed to just steeping and discarding the leaves you are actually consuming them.
I recently read a great review on Happy Healthy Life and decided to put my matcha up to her test.
From reading her review you will learn that there are a few very easy ways to tell the quality of the matcha powder. Where is the matcha powder from? What does the matcha look like? And what is the grade?
I was so excited to be able to have the chance to try this awesome quality Green Tea Matcha powder from Nature’s Blueprint. You can tell below the colour difference between these two is HUGE. The one on the left was the matcha I had in my cupboard from a health food store but no specific brand (eek). The smell and taste are also extremely different, and I much prefer the Nature’s Blueprint matcha. I find the smell stronger in the Nature’s Blueprint and it smells similar to green tea vs my health food store one is hard to even get a smell. The same situation with the taste.
There are MANY ways to drink/consume Matcha Green tea powder and I will be sure to share more of my favourite ways with you guys soon!
Here is my current fav way to drink my Matcha Green Tea. Hope you enjoy it just as much as I do!
- 1½ cups - oat milk (or non dairy milk of choice)
- 1 teaspoon - ceremonial grade matcha green tea powder
- 1 teaspoon - maple syrup (optional)
- ¼ cup - filtered water
- In a pot or kettle on the stove boil your water.
- While you are waiting for the water to boil, in a small bowl add 1 teaspoon of your matcha green tea powder, when the water is boiled add approx ¼ cup to the matcha powder and stir until dissolved
- In a small pot of the stove heat up your oat milk and whisk until frothy
- Pour the steeped matcha powder into a mug and add the foamed milk and stir until combined
- Add your sweetener as desired and Enjoy!
Nature’s Blueprint is being super awesome and has given you all a discount to use when purchasing their Matcha from Amazon YEAH!!
ALSO I am giving one of these away for FREE (woo) through my instagram account! I will be choosing the winner tomorrow (April 1st, 2016) so be sure to check it out and enter! 🙂
Be sure to use these codes below to enjoy the discounts!
Nature’s Blueprint Ceremonial Grade Matcha
Discount code: VGINGER1 (25% OFF)
Nature’s Blueprint Culinary Grade Matcha
Discount code: VGINGER2 (15% OFF)
Nature’s Blueprint 2 Pk. Matcha(1 ceremonial & 1 culinary)
Discount code: VGINGER3 (25% OFF)
You can use these codes until the end of April so happy latte making!! 😀
Disclaimer:I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.