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An 8 ounce latte is typically a shot of espresso, mixed with steamed milk, and a layer of foamed milk approximately 1/2 inch thick on top.

Variations include whether to use just one shot of espresso or to add a second.

Steamed milk is different than heated or microwaved milk. In steaming, a special wand will disperse pressurized steam into the cold milk. Steamed milk will look velvety and have small air bubbles in it. Also, heating the milk by conventional methods could ‘burn’ it which results in a souring of the milk, not to mention the fact that it will break down the proteins.

The Matcha option is to make it an iced latte, switch out the espresso and put in the Matcha. The process is similar in some ways and completely different in others.
Instead of the one shot of espresso, you’d use one scoop of the Matcha powder.
Just one? According to your taste preferences, perhaps a second scoop is a worthy add.
Similar to espresso, you’ll add a small amount of very hot water to the Matcha powder in a very small glass. Just enough water to whet the powder, that’s all. The powder doesn’t necessarily mix well with cold milk on its own.
So now, you’ll have a thick green liquid instead of deep brown! Fun!

That’s the concentrate. And you don’t need to add sugar; the Matcha powder is pre-sweetened.
Now get a big glass and fill it about 3/4 full with ice.
Add cold milk to about 3/4 also. You can use whole milk or skim or soy.
Now pour the Matcha liquid into it, and mix it all together!
You can fill it with more milk and ice or top the sultry green beverage off with whipped cream!

MatchaGT.com

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About MatchaGT by ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the Smoothie Essentials blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. MatchaGT – the super premium Matcha Green Tea Introducing Matcha GT, the super premium Matcha Green Tea. Matcha GT is nature’s natural source of energy and antioxidants. Used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha provides a powerful pick-me-up plus antioxidants and other health benefits to keep the body, mind and spirit in perfect balance. While many forms of green tea are strained or brewed, Matcha GT uses the whole tea leaf providing the full benefits and bold taste of whole green tea powder. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at www.SmoothieEssentials.com or by emailing shelley@juicesolutions.com Benefits: Natural Caffeine – longer lasting energy Antioxidants – to fight cancer causing free radicals Chlorophyll – powerful blood cleanse Coffee concepts and juice bars across North America including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smoothie King, and Booster Juice have recently started selling Matcha Green Tea smoothies, frappes, and lattes, promoting the great taste and health benefits of green tea. http://matchagt.com/ http://www.smoothieessentials.com/

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