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Green Tea Latte Recipe

Green Tea Latte RecipeI am a huge fan of Starbucks's Green Tea Lattes. I could drink one everyday. Unfortunately starting around $3 a pop, they are not the most economical thing to drink.

So I've come up with my own green tea latte recipe and it works for either hot or cold drinks. You will need:

  • the milk of your choice
  • simple syrup (2 parts water, 1 part sugar brought to a boil and then cooled completely)
  • matcha powder with sugar
  • ice for a cold drink

I usually make up the simple syrup ahead of time and store it in the fridge. In your favorite tea cup add your preferred amount of simple syrup. I don't usually measure this out, it is more of an eyeball it to your own taste sort of thing. If making an iced green tea latte, then just pour in cold milk. If not, heat it up first.

Then I add the matcha powder on top. Starbucks uses a sweetened matcha powder, but they don't sell it in the stores. I suggest the matcha from Mighty Leaf Tea found below as a substitute.

You can stir everything together with a spoon, but I find having a little milk frother works very nicely to blend it all together. Add ice, if cold, and enjoy.

I know there is a lack of concrete measurements in my green tea latte recipe, but I really think it is one of those things you need to do some trial and error on to find what works best for you.

Sliced Peach Iced Tea

Sliced Peach Iced TeaRecently the American Tea Room tweeted about making iced tea with fresh fruit slices in it. It sounded intriguing and I had all the ingredients handy, so I decided to give it a try. I choose to brew some Immortal Green loose tea.

After steeping, I poured the hot tea over some ice to cool it more quickly. I then added some cut up peach slices and poured a glass. It was good, but like sangria I figured a few hours of letting the flavors mesh would be better. So I popped it in the fridge, also adding some orange slices as well.

That evening I had a really great pitcher of iced tea. The addition of the peach and orange slices really enhanced the flavor of the green tea. Plus I rarely sweeten my tea, so it added a nice natural sweetness which was very refreshing.

I got the Immortal Green tea from the American Tea Room and the peaches and oranges from my local grocery store.

Do you ever add fresh fruit to your iced tea? I would love to hear about your favorite combinations in the comments below.

Steaz Green Tea Review

I used to drink a ton of soda pop when I was in high school and college.  Then sometime in my twenties I made a complete switch to water when I realized how much sugar was in them.  And of course with all the concerns about high fructose corn syrup, well it just isn't something I drink much these days.  Every once in awhile though, I love to drink something sweet and carbonated though.  I decided to give Steaz Sparkling Green Tea a try.

It is billed as a being organic and fair trade and made with decaffeinatedCeylon green tea leaves.  I'm a huge fan of fair trade, as there is some assurance that workers are treated fairly and paid a good wage for their work.  I tried the orange flavored version last night and I really loved it.  There is also a root beer and a lemon version readily available too.  According to the package it has sparkling filtered water, organic evaporated cane juice, citric acid, natural orange flavor, sodium citrate, organic Ceylon green tea, beta carotene (Vitamin A), vegetable juice for color and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).  Compare that to your favorite soda pop.

The flavors are nice and light and not too overpowering.  It is also not oversweet.  Definitely a bonus for me as I usually drink my tea unsweetened.  I will definitely be keeping this in my fridge on a regular basis.  How about you?  Have you tried Steaz?  What do you think of it? What are your favorite flavors?  Is there anything else like it that you recommend?