Matcha Latte is a blend of fine Japanese matcha, fruit pectin, and sugar. Matcha is made from fine young tea leaves, shaded for 2 - 3 weeks, then plucked, heated, dried, and ground into a powder. This blend makes a wonderful, sweet, rich drink, especially with milk or soy.
The purpose of shading the leaves prior to plucking, is to raise the chlorophyll content, giving the dried powder its deep green color, and also increases vitamin and amino acid content. As one is consuming the actual leaf, as opposed to drinking the brew steeped from the leaf, caffeine intake is higher, but available nutrient count is also elevated.
The matcha used in our blend is a high grade, added to that is fruit pectin, as a thickener, and sugar. It makes a wonderful drink - not too sweet - and foams up very nicely (due to the pectin) especially when combined with steamed milk.
Sugar, Japanese Matcha Green Tea, Fruit Pectin.
Hot Matcha Latte
- Stir a level tablespoon of matcha latte powder into 2 oz. of hot water (212° F or boiling) until mixture is dissolved.
- Add 10 oz. of steamed milk (or milk alternative) and serve.
Iced Matcha Latte
Mix one level tablespoon of Matcha Latte powder with 2oz of 212° F water. Allow it to cool, then stir in 10 oz of cold milk or milk substitute, pour over ice, and enjoy!