In the warmer months, I hit the cold brew hard but this summer I’m planning for a more reserved approach!
I’ve noticed that matcha gives me more of a gentle buzz and heightened alertness. My heart doesn’t race and I don’t feel my skin tingling – all signs that I’ve drank too much coffee (or that I’m having an allergic reaction).
Anyways, matcha treats me a little better! It does have a grassy, bitter taste but it’s one of those things that grows on you. Once you get used to it, you start to crave its earthy flavor.
What is matcha? Matcha is a powder made from ground green tea leaves. It differs from most other tea varieties because with matcha you’re consuming the actual tea leaves and not just steeping the tea leaves in hot water.
Matcha is, no doubt, trending and it has been for years! Its concentration of phytonutrients and list of potential health benefits has made it a popular menu item inspiring endless culinary creations.
Including my own!
These Chocolate Matcha Oat Bars are still one of my most popular recipe posts. But, a matcha themed beverage is still my favorite way to enjoy quality matcha.