Hi Friends! Happy 2020!!! Have we all set our goals/intentions/resolutions? I would love to know what some of yours are. I’m still working on mine as quiet moments for reflection and intentional thinking are hard to come by in a house with a six and a one year old. More than anything I want to be more intentional in 2020. 2019 was a year of survival, flying by the seat of my pants, improvising, sleep deprivation, coasting on fumes and fueled by constant caffeine infusions. Less caffeine dependency should probably be on my 2020 resolution list. However, I know me. I will never, ever, ever give up coffee. They would pry my favorite mug from my cold dead hands. However, I am trying to let coffee sit the bench in my afternoon caffeine game and give tea a fair shot. Like with this Matcha Chai Latte!!!
Made with traditional Matcha powder and pinches of nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom and sweetened with just a drizzle of agave syrup, it offers all the comforting flavors of chai without the gobs of sugar of a traditional latte. We make this mug o’ goodness with half water and half milk of choice- nut milk, cows milk- it doesn’t matter. Point is, it doesn’t you leave you feeling weighed down and there is no sugar crash. If you like a creamier version- use all milk or add a little half and half.
Also, for big bonus points- the recipe also includes directions for an iced version. Don’t tell anyone, but yesterday I had one of each. 😉 So insanely delicious!
You can use the traditional Matcha whisk and tea bowl if you have them on hand. The whole frothing thing does have a zen quality to it- sort of like taking the time to make French Press or pour over coffee. But if you don’t have the equipment, you can just as easily make this in a mug with a whisk. Just make sure you whisk long enough to dissolve the Matcha powder.
Enjoy friends- caffeine boost without the caffeine (or sugar) crash. Also, could someone please tell me how to properly pronounce “matcha”?!
I think I’ll go sit down with one of these (and one of our chocolate chip scones I just discovered in my freezer) and try to get my 2020 intentions on paper.