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The Teapigs Guide to Matcha

The Teapigs Guide to Matcha

Teapigs provide their very own blend of Organic Matcha tea, in a number of different flavours. For this guest recipe, they take us through their two favourite matcha uses - a matcha latte and a matcha protein smoothie.

Matcha tea comprises of 100% green tea leaves from Japan, carefully ground down into a fine powder. Known as a something of a 'superpower' tea, it's packed with nutrients and slow-release energy. Matcha is traditionally drunk as a hot tea, whisked into hot water but because it’s a powder, it can also be whisked into juices or smoothies, added to cakes and baked goods, or drunk as a latte.

Selection of different green matcha drinks, including smoothie, latte and milk drinks

 

Matcha Latte:

We love using brown rice milk in our matcha lattes, as it’s naturally sweet – but almond, coconut or cows milk are all great options too.

Hot: Serves One

Using a handheld whisk, whizz up 1g of teapigs organic matcha with a splash of milk
Add a sprinkle of cinnamon, as well as a squeeze of agarve syrup if you’ve got a sweet tooth

Top with frothy milk – if you don’t have a coffee/frappe machine then a microwave and whisk will do the same job!

Iced: Serves One

Fill a glass with ice and milk
Pour in whizzed up matcha – stir and enjoy!

Matcha Smoothies:


Protein Smoothie

Simply blend...

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 150g low fat natural yoghurt or soya yoghurt
  • 100ml hazelnut milk
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp teapigs organic matcha powder


Green Smoothie 

Simply blend….

  • 25g kale
  • 10g rocket
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 3 ice cubes