I consider myself very lucky to have travelled to Japan and I would certainly recommend it to everyone. Japan is so diverse, surprising and although they are advanced in so many modern day novelties, they keep their traditions as close to their hearts as they possibly can.
It was in Tokyo where my friend and I visited a traditional tea house. It was in the middle of a lake on a rainy afternoon, which made the perfect setting for my first matcha tea. The people who know me well, are quite aware I tend to forget a lot of things, but somehow food related memories stay with me forever. For this exact reason, although it was many years ago, I vividly remember the tray with perfectly arranged cups and sweets the beautifully dressed lady brought us and my first sip of the frothy green liquid. At first we couldn’t decide whether we liked it or not, since it’s nothing like your normal green tea. However, after a couple of sips, the sweetness and comforting thickness of the liquid (kinda similar to that hot cocoa experience) made us understand why Japanese love it so much and now I’ll have it any chance I get. Try our take on matcha, the Matcha Almond Latte!
List of Ingredients (Serves 1 Matcha Almond Latte):
- ¾ tsp Matcha Powder
- ¼ cup Almond Milk
- ¼ cup Hot water
- Optional: Agave syrup
- Small whisk
How to make The Matcha Almond Latte:
Spoon in the Matcha powder and add a little bit of the hot (not boiling!) water. Stir until there are no tiny lumps left. After that add the rest of the water and warm almond milk. Use the whisk to make the froth. Add agave syrup or honey to taste and enjoy!
The Matcha Almond Latte Song: Alessia Cara – Four Pink Walls
Since I already did this long intro for today’s drink, we just want you to listen and take in the sweet sound of Alessia Cara. The next big thing, compared to Lorde and she got critics raving about her. She released her first EP Four Pink Walls last month with her debut single Here, but we think you should hear all her work, behold Four Pink Walls. Just so cool…