Hey there Teacups! It’s been a while since I’ve done a How Do You Brew? post and I wanted to bring the series back in 2019 so I can write more posts for it. For those of you how don’t what my How Do You Brew? series is, its a series I’ve done on my blog since I started that revolves around blending experiments, how to posts and recipes all revolving around tea. With today being Matcha Monday I thought I would do something I haven’t even done for Matcha Monday before and do a recipe/how to post.
I love Matcha lattes but after a while they can get a little boring and you all know my thoughts about most flavoured matchas out there right now and while looking for ways to ”spice up” Matcha lattes a little bit I found that someone had posted on the DavidsTea Facebook ground about infusing the milk for their Matcha lattes with different teas and then using that to make the lattes and I thought I would give it a try. For my first try I used Terrific Teas Matcha and Forest Witch Teas – Sailor Jupiter blend (a green rooibos blend with almond and rose) to make what I have now taken to calling a Sailor Jupiter Matcha Latte. (Something that I’m sure Sailor Jupiter herself would love)
To make a Sailor Jupiter Matcha Latte you will need:
– Forest Witch Teas Sailor Jupiter Green Rooibos blend
Matcha – I used Terrific Teas Matcha (which is one of my favourites)
Oatly Barista Milk (or your favourite milk/milk alternative)
Honey (around 2 teaspoons worth)
I was inspired to use this blend with almond and rose in it after seeing a couple of people post about the new rose Matcha from DavidsTea which of course I can’t get here so I wanted to see if I could make something close to that using a blend I already had in my stash. Having tried the Sailor Jupiter blend for a tea tasting post I knew that the almond and the rose were subtle enough to add a unique and delicious note to a Matcha latte and not overpower the matchas delicious taste. The first thing I did was put the rooibos blend into the oatly barista milk I used 2 left loaders worth as I knew I would have to use a little more to get a good strength and I left it in the fridge overnight to steep.
The next morning I woke up and tried the infused milk to see if it had worked and luckily it had and it was the perfect strength for me. After doing that Later that day around lunch time I prepared my Matcha like I usually would when making lattes like this I normally use one and a half Matcha spoons and I prepare it in my Matcha bowl, pouring into my tea glass from there. After pouring it into my glass I heat some of my infused milk, froth it and combine them both stirring a little afterwards and dusting with a little bit more Matcha.
I was a little bit worried that this wouldn’t work out and that the Matcha would overpower the flavour of the infused milk but rather than doing that it just paired perfectly with it. The Sailor Jupiter tisane added a subtle sweet rose flavour to the latte and was much nicer than most flavoured matchas I have ever tried. I think that rather than buying anymore flavoured matchas for lattes in the future I’ll simply add flavours this way and have them be subtle and let the Matcha take the spotlight. Over the summer I’ll be doing so many more drink recipes so if there is any you would specifically like to see featured let me know and I’ll give it a go.
If you want to make this yourself you can buy Terrific teas Matcha here and you can buy Forest Witch Teas – Sailor Jupiter tisane here . As always you have any questions at all either stick them in the comment or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley