Matcha green tea has a natural, savoury flavour that we and millions of others enjoy every day. Having said that, even those who love it as much as we do may fancy a change every once in awhile. Fortunately, Matcha tea powder is as versatile as it is healthy and there are tonnes of different things you can do to change up the way you use it. Green tea traditionalists look away now, as here are just 5 ways that you can mix-up your matcha.
Mix It With Milk
The Matcha Tea Latte is a popular matcha tea alternative that requires very little additional work. The perfect replacement for your morning cup of coffee, all you need to make a green tea latte is some matcha powder, some milk, a little water, and something to sweeten it up. The rule is usually brown sugar for coffee and white sugar for tea, but we’d recommend using demerara sugar, honey, or coconut sugar. In any case, if you want to try all three out in order to find your favourite, simply follow the Kineta 6 step matcha latte guide.
Mix it With Fruit
You might not feel like something hot every morning, but then you also don’t want to miss out on the morning matcha kick. Matcha Smoothies are the perfect solution to this common summer-time problem and they’re also incredibly easy to make; all you need is some fruit. Smoothies are inherently versatile by nature, you literally just throw whatever you want into a blender and let the mechanical fruit ninja do its thing. Matcha smoothies are much the same, but with an added teaspoon or two of Kineta Everyday Matcha Green Tea powder.
Mix It With Fruit AND Water
Cold brewing allows you to enjoy the health benefits of matcha tea and flavour of a matcha smoothie, but without the calories and sugar. To cold brew tea, you’ll want to use an infusion bottle with a removable strainer, as this will make it easier to store the drink in the fridge whilst its brewing. Simply remove the strainer from the bottle and place within it an assortment of fruits, berries and herbs; for example lemon, ginger and blackberry. Lastly, add a teaspoon or two of Matcha tea, place the strainer back n the bottle and leave it to infuse for a minimum of 12 hours. The result is a deliciously fruity drink with loads of flavour and plenty of possible combinations to experiment with.
Mix it With A Cocktail Stick
There nothing we can do to make drinking alcohol healthy, but that doesn’t mean we’ll ever stop trying. The Matcha Mojito is the closest we’ve come to making a truly delicious green tea cocktail, as the combination of mint, lime and brown sugar complement the taste of matcha. We recommend using 50ml white rum and a dash of soda to finish off the drink, though we’ve heard that only 25ml of rum and mixing it with 25ml of vodka allows a bit more of the matcha flavour to get through. We’ve not tried it yet but as soon as we do, you’ll be sure to hear about it.
Matcha Tip: The combination of lime, mint and matcha also makes for a fantastic cold brew matcha drink.
Mix It With Cake
Matcha Buttercream may seem a little bit out there but bear with. This one is for people who love the taste of matcha because God knows its health benefits are overshadowed by the all the butter and sugar. Still, suppose it’s more healthy than if it wasn’t there at all. In any case, matcha buttercream is the ideal cupcake topping and also works really well with marmalade as a Victoria Sponge Cake filling. To make matcha buttercream, simply follow any buttercream recipe and add a tablespoon of matcha green tea powder for every 2 cups (approx. 400g) of sifted powdered sugar.