Organic matcha

Here is a post to share and note a bit about organic matcha, a superfood, which helps to look after your body and wellbeing. I just bought an organic matcha green tea powder by BioBalance (@biobalancenz) a couple of days ago, and am looking forward to trying the organic matcha for the first time πŸ•Š the organic matcha powder is a bright, fresh green colour and is often used in smoothies, baking and lattes as a more nutritious alternative for coffee, and the organic matcha could be helpful for someone who is quite careful or health conscious, or could be hoping to drink a bit less caffeine 🌸

About organic matchaΒ 

As noted on the packaging for the organic matcha, the powder is made from green tea leaves, which are carefully hand grown in shady highland valleys of Japan. Further, the ancient practice of blocking out sunlight just 20 days before harvesting the green tea leaves helps to concentrate the production of amino acids, catechins and antioxidants, to bring out a strong natural green colour and a mild and pleasant taste.

Support for 

πŸ•Š high in antioxidants for free radical protection

πŸ•Š immunity and general wellbeing 

πŸ•Š mental clarity and focus

A matcha latte recipe

Here is a recipe for a plant based matcha latte, created and posted by the minimalist baker (a link to the website is here). I am hoping to try the recipe as soon as I can, and it sounds so delicious and nourishing with the plant based milk and maple syrup. The matcha latte recipe is noted to be dairy milk free, made with natural sweeteners, and a creamy, antioxidant rich blend. 

Matcha latte

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of matcha powder
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of hot water
  • 3/4 of a cup of light coconut milk
  • 3/4 of a cup of macadamia nut milk

Optional ingredients to include

  • 1/4 teaspoon of maca root powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ashwaganda
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) of coconut butter

Method

Add matcha powder to your serving mug along with sweetener of choice and hot water (if adding more ingredients, including maca, ashwaganda, or coconut butter, add at this time)

Whisk with a bamboo whisk or a metal whisk until completely dissolved. If you don’t have a bamboo whisk, you can use a spoon or a metal whisk or even blend the latte in a blender. Bamboo whisks are gentle on the matcha and also help it dissolve more completely. So if you like matcha, I recommend investing! Otherwise, use what you have

Once the matcha is completely dissolved, heat your coconut and macadamia milk (or other dairy-free milks). I added mine to a frothing pitcher and steamed on our espresso machine, but you could also heat in the microwave or on the stovetop until hot and steamy. To get more froth, you can whisk vigorously or use a handheld frother.

Pour dairy-free milk into your mug, latte art optional. Taste and add more sweetener if needed. I found that, when I used the macadamia nut milk, I only needed a bit of maple syrup or stevia to sweeten. Enjoy immediately.

In case you would like to see the full recipe, including photos, tips and notes a link to the post by the minimalist baker is here πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈ

Have you tried organic matcha powder before, or any baking or latte recipes made with organic matcha?

Photo credit: organic matcha photo, found on Pinterest

Sources: BioBalance organic matcha packaging, the minimalist baker website

Please note: I also wrote an earlier blog post about the KORA Organics noni glow skin food supplement and organic maca powder in case you are also hoping to read a couple more blog posts about natural supplements (please check the links)

Disclaimer: please note the blog post is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with BioBalance, although I hope noting a bit about the brand of the organic matcha powder could be helpful in case you are from NZ too and could be hoping to try a safe and organic matcha powder (a link to the website for BioBalance is here)  

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