By: Alison Marras
January 25, 2016
(updated October 22, 2020)
I’m sitting here in what can only be described as a snowy tundra. Yes, Jonas lived up to everything they warned us about on the news… over 2 feet of snow!! East coasters say whatttttt! I got quite a nice workout shoveling with my husband over the past couple of days and coming inside to a hot drink is basically the best thing ever in the winter.
I’m figuring out that matcha lattes sedate me quite nicely when I’m stressed or tired or have icicles melting in my hair apparently. I love them with almond milk, I get them all the time at nearby cafes and they even put the little heart on top <3 But coconut milk…
It froths up so nicely and tastes like magic. So I make them with coconut milk at home 🙂 You’ve gotta try it, it’s one of those simple pleasures that everyone needs to experience. The overall ceremonial treatment of making it to the actual drinking it is just lovely. Have you tried? I use Panatea brand because I really love the high quality and taste. You can also buy the whole set from them so you have all the tools!
Matcha has numerous health benefits and is a perfect habit to pick up this new year. To name a few of those benefits: It naturally detoxifies the body, it’s high in antioxidants and boosts tranquility, memory and concentration while still increasing energy levels (low amount of caffeine that lasts longer than your average cup of coffee or black tea). Matcha and green tea also helps support a healthy immune system and metabolism which can help burn calories. Why thank you, MATCHA.
Green tea in general has a lot of these properties, but what makes matcha different is how it’s grown, it’s form and how it’s made. Whole leaf green tea is a wonderful drink and I always keep bags on hand, however, consuming it in the powdered matcha form is ideal because it’s actually a lot more nutrient-dense. Besides the health benefits, I really enjoy the taste much more as well because it’s less bitter and has a sweeter taste. Plus… look at that color <33333
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