Since I have cut back significantly on my wine intake, I’ve turned back into the world of tea and loose leaf tea. First off, I’d say that’s a pretty great tradeoff, especially during the cold winter months. I know the photo (from David’s Tea – I totes took it from their website, it’s not mine) doesn’t line up with the title of this post, but go with it. Read on.
With that being said, I paid a little visit to a David’s Tea that I was passing by last week to grab a new flavour. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, but they were having some sort of sale on these Matcha boosted loose leaf green teas, so I started to smell them all. And that’s when it happened… I found my most favourite tea of all time.
OH MY GOD guys this tea is unreal. This is how David’s Tea describes it….
We sneakily boosted this creamy blend of green tea, white chocolate and almonds with a double scoop of matcha powder for added energy and benefits. It’s deliciously sweet and nutty, without being over-the-top decadent – perfect for satisfying your dessert cravings. And with its refreshing matcha green tea flavour, you can have your ice cream and sip it too.
It’s a very accurate description. The ingredients in the tea are:
Green tea, almonds, black currants, sugar pearls, matcha green tea, white chocolate curls (sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, whey powder, lactose, soy lecithin, natural vanilla), stevia extract, natural flavouring.
Matcha also has some pretty badass health properties with it’s use. It’s basically like green tea on speed, and 1 serving of matcha green tea is the same as about 10 cups of regular green tea. Matcha comes soooooo packed with antioxidants, it boosts metabolism (and the faster your metabolism, the more calories we naturally burn!), it helps to naturally detoxify your body, it helps calm the mind and relax your body, has a ton of fibre, chlorophyll and other vitamins and helps lower cholesterol in the blood (I’m sure there’s more that I’m not naming. I’m also not a doctor so don’t quote me).
So anyways, that’s not the only thing I’m sharing. At the hotel where we work, we use a different tea company but they way that they create their drinks is a bit different. Instead of putting the loose leafs into a tea bag and letting it steep in water, they steep their leaves in hot almond milk and then strain it into your cup. I had brought some Matcha Ice Cream leaves to work with me today to sip on instead of coffee, so I decided to give it a try.
I put my tea leaves into the bottom of the frothing container, and added just a touch of boiling water and let it steep. I used the steamer we have at work and make some hot steamed vanilla unsweetened almond milk and added it into the tea leaves/water combo. I let it sit and steep for about 15 minutes and strained it into my cup and I’m sipping it slowly right now trying to make it last as long as possible because I don’t want this beautiful, beautiful beverage to be over. It’s like the warmest, most delicious dessert you could possibly get your hands on. It’s making me extremely happy if you couldn’t tell.
I don’t have a steamer at home (Lol who does?) but I think it will work just as well if you heated up some almond milk and let the leaves steep in it for a while. I will absolutely be trying this at home later now that I’ve discovered it.
Have you every tried making tea like this?