This is literally the most amazing drink you can sip in the summertime. Before we dive in though, let’s have a brief history lesson, shall we? Matcha are green tea leaves that have been ground into a powder – which only then means that this way, you can take total advantage of the tea's full potential by using the entire leaf. When making regular tea, the water is only able to extract a small fraction of the nutrients while the rest remains in the leaves we usually throw away.
The Japanese have the right idea, as they have a complete ceremony for drinking matcha tea. Furthermore, there are special whisks and other tools available so that you can create the perfect matcha drink.
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar- or as much as you like
- 3/4 cup cold water
- 1/4 cup milk
- In a bowl, whisk the matcha powder, water, and sugar to a smooth uniformed liquid.
- Pour into a high (tall) glass with the ice cubes.
- Add the milk and stir.
- Sit back, have a sip, and enjoy!