Legend has it that Matcha was brought by Monks to Japan from China during the 12th century Tang Dynasty. Matcha goes through several stages to be made. First green tea leaves are grown completely in the shade for the last two weeks before they're ready to be harvested. Sheltering the tea leaves produces higher amounts of chlorophyll, resulting in darker green leaves. After the leaves are harvested, they are steamed, dried, and stone ground into matcha powder.
There are two grades of Matcha, the highest grade, known as ceremonial Matcha, and the slightly lower quality, the culinary grade, used in baked goods or beverages such as this Strawberry Match Latte. With both strawberries and Matcha being superfoods, this iced latte is delicious and a powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants in one glass. Fresh or frozen strawberries are diced and combined with a touch of sugar substitute, unsweetened almond milk, and whisked Matcha powder to create this beautifully layered drink. It's great for refreshing midday or morning to pick me up, with added essential vitamins to fuel the body simultaneously.
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