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My love affair with Matcha!

Earlier this month I decided to switch from my daily cup of tea from Earl Grey to Matcha. I'd been considering doing this for a while but decided October would be the month of Matcha.

Each day I generally drink two Matcha Lattes: one in the morning and one before I begin teaching in the afternoon (my other business). It's been 11 days and the change in my energy is noticeable. I work late four days a week (until between 7:45 - 8:15 pm) and I find I can make it to that time without dragging. And I generally get up and start working around 7 am.

Obviously, every person's body is different but if you are interested in adding Matcha into your day here are the things you'll need to purchase:

First, the Matcha itself. I use this particular one because it's made specifically for making lattes...yum!

Next, you'll need a few tools. Matchaful has a kit that is perfect:

And finally, if you want to make a latte you'll need a milk frother.

Grab this one that's gorgeous and has a ceramic non-stick interior!

To make a matcha latte:

Sift 1/2 tsp for every 8oz of Matcha using the strainer. This gets rid of the clumps of matcha. THIS IS IMPORTANT STEP! Don't forget it! I didn't do this at first and was not happy with the result. Clumpy Matcha is no good - trust me!

Add hot water (warmed to 180 degrees) and use your whisk to mix the Matcha and water. For a Latte just add 1-2ozs of water. 

Optional: add in a drop of two of pure vanilla extract or some vanilla bean paste

Heat milk in the frother. Add heated milk to your Matcha and voila! A Matcha Latte!

Happy latte making! And let me know how your Matcha journey goes! 

With love & Matcha,

Sara

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