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Soothing Spiced Matcha Tea

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Summary

Try making this tea as a replacement for your morning coffee — it won’t disappoint! You might not ever want to start your day without this healing blend of matcha, turmeric and cinnamon spice. Organic soy milk will be creamiest, but any plant-based milk will do. If you’re wondering about matcha tea, it gives you energy like coffee, but instead of jitters it offers you a calm sense of awareness and steady energy. Give it a try!

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients

 6 oz plant-based milk (plain, unsweetened)
 6 oz water
 1 tsp matcha tea (powdered, no additives)
 ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  tsp ground cinnamon
 1 dash nutmeg
 1 dash ground pepper

Directions

1

Heat the water and milk in a small saucepan on the stove top. Heat until you see steam, but don’t let it boil (this curdles the milk and is not good for matcha’s nutrients).

2

While the water and milk mixture is heating, combine the turmeric powder, ground cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, and ground pepper in a small bowl.

3

Once the water and milk mixture is hot, turn off the burner and add the matcha and the spice mixture to the pan.

4

Whisk well until all of the powder is dissolved. Matcha can get clumpy so it may take a vigorous whisk for a minute or two. Alternatively, you could use an immersion blender.

5

Sip, relax and enjoy. This would be a great time for a mindful tea meditation!

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
Don’t have matcha tea? Steep a green tea bag in 6 ounces of hot (not boiling) water for 2–3 minutes while warming 6 ounces of unsweetened plant-based milk on the stovetop. Once the milk is hot add the spice blend to it. Pour the green tea into the milk and spice mixture. Stir and enjoy!

Substitute fairly traded cocoa powder for matcha tea to get a similar boost in energy and antioxidants!

Make it sweeter
If this is your first matcha experience, it might taste a little bitter to you. What’s neat is that the more you drink it, the less bitter it will taste; your tastebuds will adjust! You can add 1 tsp of maple syrup or coconut nectar to temper the bitterness.

Add one teaspoon of vanilla extract.

If you’re using a blender instead of a whisk, add 1–2 dates.

Make it creamier
Omit the water and use 12 ounces of plant-based milk.

Add 4 ounces light coconut cream.

Ingredients

 6 oz plant-based milk (plain, unsweetened)
 6 oz water
 1 tsp matcha tea (powdered, no additives)
 ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  tsp ground cinnamon
 1 dash nutmeg
 1 dash ground pepper

Directions

1

Heat the water and milk in a small saucepan on the stove top. Heat until you see steam, but don’t let it boil (this curdles the milk and is not good for matcha’s nutrients).

2

While the water and milk mixture is heating, combine the turmeric powder, ground cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, and ground pepper in a small bowl.

3

Once the water and milk mixture is hot, turn off the burner and add the matcha and the spice mixture to the pan.

4

Whisk well until all of the powder is dissolved. Matcha can get clumpy so it may take a vigorous whisk for a minute or two. Alternatively, you could use an immersion blender.

5

Sip, relax and enjoy. This would be a great time for a mindful tea meditation!

Soothing Spiced Matcha Tea