Matcha thanks a Latte`!!

April 24th 2013

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So I've already verbally splooged about how much I love Costco for certain items, well today I will be featuring another one!!! Ito en "Matcha" green tea! They sell it by the large box all individually wrapped and basically could survive zombie Apocalypse and come out of it brew ready. I fell in love with Matcha for the first time at Cafe D' Bolla in Salt Lake City, the proprietors are basically tea and coffee aficionados and they make the most amazing chewy pearl matcha iced tea! Since I can't really go there and have their tea, with the exception of a few times a year, I think I have found a reasonable way to solve my craving for Matcha. A lot of people think green tea is bitter and don't like it, I suggest that if you haven't enjoyed it in the past try the Matcha variety, it's really a delicious way to get all the great health benefits without the tannic aftertaste of traditional green. Over brewing can sometimes be the culprit in that as well, that being said it can be adjusted to suit the individual....so if you are new to tea drinking, try this. Drinking this hot or cold or room temp, is a great way to curb a craving for sweets and it a great way to extend your hunger till dinner and speed your metabolism.

1/4 cup almond milk, 1 palm sugar, you can use honey, I like these portioned palm sugar (found in Asian markets) because they dissolve well and are only 40 calories for the entire 32 ounces. Three tea bags, 32 oz mason jar filled with boiling water. 1/4 cup almond milk, 1 palm sugar, you can use honey, I like these portioned palm sugar (found in Asian markets) because they dissolve well and are only 40 calories for the entire 32 ounces. Three tea bags, 32 oz mason jar filled with boiling water.
I brew mine with boiling water, you can do a cold brew, but it's weaker, for about 5 minutes, I add the sugar or honey and sometimes none at all, add almond milk, and enjoy hot or fridge it for a bit...I don't like to add ice because it dilutes it but you can ice it if you like. This is seriously one of my favorite things and is totally accessible to everyone and I think a trained chimp could make it! Anything I can do to keep people away from Starbucks!! HAHA!