If you aren’t already obsessed, we’re here to tell you that matcha is magic. It has a unique flavor and gives you a healthy boost of caffeine that keeps you energized and focused, unlike a jittery coffee crash. Matcha’s typical flavor profile is a lovely grassy note with a smooth sweetness and hint of balancing nuttiness. Matcha is classically delicious simply whisked into hot water, but it’s also incredibly versatile and can be used in cocktails, desserts, your beauty routine, and more!
WHAT IS MATCHA?
It’s a finely ground Japanese green tea powder that’s packed with at least 3 times the amount of energizing antioxidants than regular green tea because it’s grown differently. Around a month out from being harvested, farmers will shade the leaves to boost chlorophyll and amino acid production and this practice also yields matcha’s signature bright breen hue. It also contains more health benefits than other types of tea because the entire tea leaf is ground up instead of only steeping and discarding them.
12 WAYS TO MAKE MATCHA
These recipe combinations are a matcha made in heaven. From indulgent lattes to delicious desserts and even beauty DIYs, here are 12 different ways to make matcha!
This warm latte recipe makes matcha the star of the show! This drink is so easy to make at home, it’ll become a morning staple. Try it out for a drink that’s both delicious and energizing, and sure to warm you up on a cold day.
If you’re in need of a thirst-quenching boost (hopefully on a sun-soaked terrace), we have the perfect matcha iced tea recipe that’ll leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. It combines a peachy matcha green tea with another summer staple: lemonade. The result? A revitalizing and citrusy peach matcha lemonade that’s as healthy as it is delicious!
Matcha powder takes this refreshing minty mojito recipe to the next level. Just the right amount of sweet and citrus, this drink is a real crowd pleaser!
Matcha is an amazing ingredient to toss into smoothies for it's health benefits, a boost of energy, and that green tea flavor. It fits right in with green theme of this super healthy smoothie! With the help of matcha, almond butter, and banana, you won't even notice all of the veggies you're drinking up.
The combination of matcha green tea, cucumber, lemon juice, ginger, and fresh mint is a powerhouse in cleansing your body and makes a tasty blend for an iced tea. All the ingredients in this iced tea are experts at aiding your body in detoxification and promoting healthy balance.
Winter weather means less sun, less moisture, and less glow. Fight dry skin and winter dullness with this brightening, rejuvenating matcha mask! It's quick, cheap, and unbelievably simple. We promise it won't turn you green!
Do you wish your hair would grow faster? Try this nourishing hair growth mask, made with three simple ingredients you probably already have! When massaged into your scalp, this mask will stimulate hair growth, protect against fallout and breakage, and give your hair a beautiful shine. Let your hair grow and glow!
Have you ever seen a green cookie? These adorable treats are the perfect way to impress your guests. They won't believe their taste buds when they bite into one and learn just how moist, chewy, and tasty they are - not to mention how beautifully white chocolate and matcha complement each other!
These pops are vegan, gluten-free, and pack an antioxidant punch! Made with matcha and fresh mango, these treats are the perfect energizing and guilt-free snack.
Got a sweet tooth? These rich almond cupcakes with matcha buttercream will hit the spot! An almond emulsion make these cupcakes fragrant and delicately flavorful.
If you're a matcha lover, this ice cream is a dream come true! It's quick, easy, and delightfully green. We're here to show you that you don't need an ice cream maker to make delicious, rich, and creamy ice cream. You can use your favorite food-grade matcha for this recipe - and feel free to add your own flavor combinations!
Sink your teeth into one of these delightful treats! These sweet, fudgy cups are delightfully flavorful, and since they're made with matcha, they'll give you a burst of energy. As a bonus, their red and green color scheme naturally comes from the matcha and raspberry - nothing artificial here!
BEST MATCHA POWDER
There are so many different matcha powders out there that it can be hard to figure out the best kind for you. We know the struggle, so we curated a list of the best matcha powders based on if you want something fun, classic, convenient, or sweet (plus a starter matcha kit!). We guarantee you’ll find one that you love so matcha!
Mana Matcha Potion (Thésaurus Tea)
Need a fun boost to your spirit energy? Mana matcha is just what you need! This BLUE matcha may taste like softly herbed vanilla, but make no mistake about how potent it is.
Organic Matcha Green Tea (Tea and I)
Containing 137 times more antioxidant properties than brewed green tea, this classic organic matcha is a cup of wellness that can help you look and feel like a healthier you! Produced from 100% organic, premium grade non-GMO matcha green tea powder, with no additives, preservatives, artificial flavors or coloring, this organic matcha tea will fast become a refreshing, essential part of your daily routine.
Matcha Green Tea Drops (Tea Drops)
If you’re looking for a fun and convenient cup of matcha, try these Matcha Green Tea Drops! They’re made with high grade, organic matcha green tea blended with the subtle sweetness of organic and raw Demerera sugar.
Matcha Ice Cream (Pinky Up)
Perfectly sweet and deliciously satisfying, there is so matcha to love about this dessert tea. A fabulous and guilt-free substitute for the frozen treat.
Matcha Starter Kit
This matcha starter kit includes all the essentials you need to learn how to prepare and enjoy matcha the traditional Japanese way. The kit includes a handmade matcha bowl, a bamboo matcha whisk, a bamboo matcha scoop, and a matcha whisk holder. With this kit you’ll be a matcha pro in no time!
Whether you’re a tea head or a tea novice, the Sips by Tea Shop sells all types of tea from the best tea brands. We’ll teach you how to make the perfect cup of tea, whether you’re using loose leaf tea or bagged tea, whether you want the benefits of black tea or the benefits of green tea, or whether you prefer hot tea or iced tea. Need an extra energy boost? We’ve got caffeinated teas like black tea and green tea. Want to savor a comforting mug at night? We have herbal and caffeine free teas. Discover the world of tea with white tea, oolong tea, pu’erh tea, rooibos, cacao tea, and more.
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