The Right Way to Flavour your Matcha

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy matcha. Matcha began to appear in lattes, ice cream, smoothies, icing, and other products a few years ago. " Say hello to Matcha if you thought green tea was the king of the tea world. What began as a Japanese tea ritual has now made its way into the global market, where it has become the darling of many tea connoisseurs. This Japanese green tea is full of nutrients and is considered the healthiest of all teas. Matcha tea is created by grinding young tea leaves into a bright green powder.Matcha is unquestionably the modern-day superfood. It's perfect for making refreshing smoothies, luxurious shakes, and delectable lattes thanks to its sweet, delicate aroma.

What is Matcha?

Green tea is already known for being high in antioxidants, but matcha tea has even more. The reason for this is that in other types of green tea, the leaves are steeped in hot water and then discarded. Matcha is made by whisking the powder into hot water or milk. As a result, when you drink the tea, you consume the entire leaf! Antioxidants in it may help to lower blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart disease, and even boost your metabolism.

So, how about that caffeine? Although matcha contains more caffeine than regular green tea, it does not provide the same buzz as coffee. It makes me feel energized and focused while remaining calm.

Did you know that?

In terms of nutritional content, 1 cup of Matcha is equivalent to 10 cups of brewed Green tea, implying that Matcha contains up to 137 times more antioxidants than the average variety of Green tea. As a result, this tea just perfectly justifies its ever-growing popularity, doesn’t it?

Adding Flavor to the Water

The first method is to infuse a fruit, herb, or flower into the water that will be used to make hot Matcha. Because hot Matcha must be prepared at 170 F/75 C, you can boil the water, infuse the flavoring ingredient for about 5 minutes, strain, and use the infused water to make Matcha. The water temperature must have dropped by then, and it should be ready to use for making Matcha.

This method will give your Matcha a subtle but noticeable flavor boost. I like to steep the fruit/herb/flower in a glass measuring cup so that I can pour the flavored water directly into the Matcha and strain it at the same time.

Orange/tangerine Matcha is my favorite choice for something subtle and delicate. Here's how to go about it:

  • Wash a tangerine thoroughly.
  • Peel, set aside, and bring water to a boil.
  • When the water is boiling, put 2-3 medium tangerine peel pieces in a glass measuring cup (or any cup) and pour 1 cup boiling water over them.
  • Allow 5 minutes for the tangerine peel to steep before straining.
  • Use the tangerine water to prepare hot Matcha as usual.

This is a delicious way to flavor Matcha without adding sugar. I recommend that you experiment with this method and try out different options. Other suggestions include:

  • Rose Petals
  • Cacao Shells
  • Cucumber
  • Mint leaves
  • Sage
  • Jasmine Green Tea (steep for 2-3 minutes at 180°F/80°C)

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