Here at Tenzo, we like to start the day with a matcha almond milk latte. The rich, nutty quality of the almond milk pairs perfectly with the earthy, strong flavor of the matcha. Sweetened with a little honey, it’s a creamy, and sweet wake up call that will give you long lasting, focused energy throughout the day. It's time to say “Bye Bye” to your morning coffee and try our matcha almond milk latte.
6 oz Almond Milk
1 Tsp honey
2 oz hot water
Whisk 2 scoops (one tsp) of Matcha Green Tea with 2 oz of hot (but not boiling) water to make a matcha concentrate.
Once the the matcha green tea powder and water are completely blended, add the honey and whisk again thoroughly until the honey completely dissolves
If you have an espresso machine with a steam frother, use it! Otherwise, heat the almond milk to a low simmer on the stove. When the almond milk is hot, whisk thoroughly to create some foam.
Pour the hot almond milk into your latte mug and then add the matcha, water and honey mixture.
Tenzo’s matcha almond milk latte not only tastes amazing, but is so much better for you than a regular latte. There are ton of reasons why you should switch from a regular latte to a matcha almond milk latte as part of your morning routine. We at Tenzo Tea thought we’d break down some of the main reasons for you.
The caffeine in our matcha almond milk latte comes from the matcha, which is finely ground powdered green tea. The caffeine in a regular latte comes from espresso, which is specially processed coffee beans. As far as energy goes, matcha caffeine beats coffee caffeine on all levels! How can this be? Well matcha green tea is special because it contains a special “feel good” amino acid called L-theanine that works with caffeine to reduce stress and anxiety while promoting a relaxed state that doesn’t make you feel tired. Unlike regular coffee, matcha caffeine gives you clean focused energy without any jitters, headaches, or added anxiety. A 2 gram serving (1 tsp) of our Matcha Premium green tea yields about 70 mg of caffeine while one shot of espresso (the amount used in a 8 oz latte) has about 77 mg of caffeine. Thus you get around the same amount of energy from our matcha almond milk latte as you would from a regular latte without the negative side effects. To fully understand the difference between matcha caffeine and coffee caffeine check out the caffeine experience.
It’s not uncommon for doctors to tell their patients to cut out dairy as the first step to getting a little healthier. Even though regular milk (and cheese, mmmm cheese) is absolutely delicious, its high in fat, cholesterol and hard to digest. Thankfully almond milk acts as the perfect replacement for regular dairy milk in our matcha almond milk latte. Made of just ground almonds and water it’s naturally slightly sweet and creamy. Plus its lower in calories; almond milk has 40 calories per cup, while regular, dairy milk has 103 calories per cup. Almond milk has some other health benefits including that it:
We like to swap out regular milk for a non dairy option when making matcha recipes here at Tenzo Tea. This is because evidence from as far back as 2008 has demonstrated that dairy might inhibit your body’s uptake of the beneficial nutrients and antioxidants found in matcha green tea. Matcha green tea is full of antioxidants, especially the powerful antioxidant EGCg which helps to fight free radicals and ward off disease. Scientists are finding that if you eat your antioxidants with dairy, you can say adieu to all the disease-prohibiting and health-promoting properties offered by these natural chemical compounds. Apparently dairy contains a protein called casein which binds to the beneficial plant compounds known as flavonols in tea. (These compounds are also referred to by specific names such as catechins and are the building blocks of antioxidants.) And, according to some scientists, the binding may make it tough for the body to absorb the flavonols and get the health benefits.
In fact, there are so many health benefits in matcha green tea, aside from the antioxidants, that we had to have a dietitian explain all of them for us. You can see the full story for yourself, but just believe us when we tell you that you are not going to want to let your body miss out on them because of some cow's milk. Additionally, consuming matcha green tea has also been linked to weight loss. So that means our matcha almond milk latte not only tastes great, but it just might help you stay sexy in your birthday suit ( this is not a drill, you are very welcome). A million times more delicious (we may be biased... we know) our matcha almond milk latte has half the calories, and twice the health benefits of a boring regular latte. Kill coffee, and make the switch to our matcha almond milk latte today!
If you loved this matcha almond milk latte try making it with:
For a fruity twist on our classic matcha almond milk latte recipe.