Matcha Latte is a blend of fine Japanese matcha, fruit pectin, and sugar. Matcha is made from fine, tender young tea leaves, shaded for 2 - 3 weeks, then carefully - and selectively - plucked, heated to prevent oxidation, slowly dried using low heat, and, finally, slowly ground into the traditional powder format. This blend makes a wonderful, sweet, rich drink, especially with milk or dairy alternative.
The purpose of shading the leaves prior to plucking is to raise the chlorophyll content, giving the dried powder its deep green color, which 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 Mix into 2 oz. of hot water (212° F or boiling) until mixture is dissolved.
- Add 10 oz. of steamed milk or dairy alternative and serve.
Iced Matcha Latte
Mix one level tablespoon of Matcha Latte Mix with 2oz of 212° F water. Allow it to cool, then stir in 10 oz of cold milk or dairy alternative, pour over ice, and enjoy!