Matcha time

Matcha in my favorite chawan

Matcha in my favorite chawan

Just sharing one of my wellness habits. Almost two years ago, I went off of drinking coffee regularly and switched to drinking Matcha. Why? Caffeine from coffee was giving me too much of a jolt and not enough sustained energy. Matcha on the other hand has always been my favorite since the days I lived in Japan. From the first time I tried it in a tea ceremony, I was hooked. I love the flavor ( a little nutty and grassy) and the great focus I get from it. 

Now, I can easily find good, quality matcha (my new favorite brand and trust me they are good) imported from Japan, and I make myself a cup or two everyday. Once in awhile, I'll have a cappuccino, but those cravings are mostly gone and my mind feels more focused and less stressed when I drink tea. Here is how you can do it too below. 

My morning matcha drink:

  • One mug or ceramic tumbler, or if you want to go fancy use a Japanese Chawan

  • 1 tsp matcha, run the powder through a tea sieve if you've got one

  • Add a tiny little bit of hot (never boiling, it will burn the tea) water and whisk with an electric wisk, until you get a little foam. A traditional bamboo whisk works great in a Chawan/bowl, but in a mug an electric frother/whisk is awesome.

  • Add in 1/2 cup or so of hot water. Swirl a little and drink.

  • Optional: add 1 tsp of thick coconut cream (I take a can of organic coconut milk, put it in the fridge for a few hours, then the cream comes to the top and you can skim that off and use it for your matcha).

Try matcha some time and see if it changes your world a little.