Matcha Mint Tea.

Here are the cold hard facts: Tommy is a trenta unsweetened black iced coffee kind of guy. I don't like all of the fancy drinks. Don't give me cream or sugar. Don't even think about topping my drink with whipped cream. I don't need all of those flavored syrups. When it comes to my drink order, I would say that I am rather low-key, far from the high-maintenance customers that I used to serve when I worked at Starbucks Coffee after college. 

I don't believe my love for coffee will every change, nor do I think I will ever be the type of person that begins to exclusively drink tea. That being said, matcha tea has been everywhere lately. The two drinks that I see most frequently on Instagram are coffee and matcha tea. So, what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't give match a real chance and try it out for myself? I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. What is even better are the health benefits that come from matcha:

  1. High in antioxidants
  2. Enhances calm
  3. Boosts memory and concentration
  4. Increases energy levels and endurance
  5. Burns calories
  6. Detoxifies the body
  7. Fortifies the immune system
  8. Improves cholesterol

Now, this does not being I am going to stop drinking my trenta unsweetened black iced coffee. But a matcha tea latte here and there? Yea, I think that's likely to happen.

Tommy.


| Matcha Mint Tea |

Ingredients: 

6 stalks mint
3 cups water
3 teaspoons matcha
1 cup almond milk
3 teaspoons agave nectar

Directions:

  1. In a pot, heat 3 cups of water (do not bring to a boil).
  2. Once water is hot, remove pot from heat and add mint leaves. Let steep for about 5 minutes.
  3. After 5 minute, remove mint leaves and then add in matcha. Whisk for about a minute, until matcha is fully integrated.
  4. Stir in almond milk and agave nectar. 
  5. Serve hot with a fresh sprig of mint. Enjoy!