Blue-green algae, crystal, beet, and turmeric lattes have taken over! Matcha has gone from being the ultimate trendy drink to a classic staple flooding coffee shop menus worldwide.
Now Hannah Habes, founder of cult fave brand Matchafu, brings us a spin on the classic matcha latte that not only gives the flavor a spicier, sweet and fragrant kick, but also take the healing benefits to the next level. “The combination of chai spices helps aid in digestion, fight inflammation, and provide a powerful antioxidant boost. Matcha, a powerful form of green tea, is high in antioxidants and contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that helps to improve our focus and mental alertness.”
Chai Spiced Matcha Latte
Makes 4 servings
What You Need
- 2 cups water
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ½ teaspoon cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 star anise pods
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon black peppercorns
- 2 teaspoons ceremonial grade matcha (Hannah recommends Matchaful’s organic Emerald or Jade)
- 3 drops stevia or 1 teaspoon agave or honey (optional)
- 6 to 8 ounces warm or steamed almond milk
- Bring the water to a boil, and add all ingredients except for chai. Reduce heat to simmer and let simmer for 10 minutes.
- Strain chai mixture and pour 3 ounces into each of 4 cups. Add ½ teaspoon of matcha to each cup and whisk with a fork or matcha whisk until frothy.
- Top with milk and drink immediately.
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