I used to work at this high-end tea shop in my town and learned to do a bunch of different things with Matcha.
I've started this small blog where I post different Matcha recipes. Let me know what you guys think about this recipe and what could improve on the blog itself :D
Quick and easy Matcha latte recipe
This is a quick and easy Matcha latte recipe anybody can make at home using kitchen tools you might already have at home. No longer overpay at your local Starbucks for a Matcha latte on demand at home!
This recipe makes a 1 large glass of Matcha latte.
This particular latte can be served either hot or cold, I personally prefer the hot one and can be made lactose free! I will have a link on the Matcha powder I used down below.
Matcha tea powder 1-3 heap teaspoons
Sugar 1 teaspoon
A pouring can for the milk.
Something to drink the latte out of ofcourse
One major question to start off the discussion is: Has anyone ever done a side by side comparison of two matcha's of the same grade one in the 40 gram container while the other in the 20 gram container, and were they very similar possibly even identical? This stems from the following Teachat topic http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15035 .
That being said I have tried to make Koicha with a few Ippodo matchas and even some of the mid grade ones held up to it quite well, which is interesting as Ippodo seems to offer matcha at the best prices with the additional claim that it can be used for either koicha or usacha.]]>
There are 26 individual Matchas sold under the "favored by heads of tea schools" catgory sorted as to the particular school which favored each.
Then there are 10 principle Matchas (I assume these names are used year after year.)
And 6 seasonal Matchas.
I guess Marukyu Koyamaen are a pretty big company, but how do they manage to have so many different types of Matchas?
This may be a stupid question as I don't know much about Japanese tea in general, but does anyone have any insight?