Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe

Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe

Looking for a way to try matcha for the first time? Want a way to make your own latte at home, instead of buying it from your local coffee shop? Here is my recipe for my Matcha Green Tea Latte. I hope you enjoy it! More

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My Keurig May Kill Me

Keurig

I was given a Keurig K-cup machine from my father and step-mother for Christmas and we finally set it up. It would have been sooner but living in an apartment with a small kitchen, space is at a premium. So my lovely husband cleared off the top of the china buffet in my dining room/office last night and set it all up for me!

So why do I say it’s going to kill me?

Just since 8 a.m. this morning, I’ve had the Green Mountain breakfast blend, The Donut Shop coffee, a hazelnut blend, and now I’ve made a cup of hot tea! LOL Plus it’s within steps of my desk and not too far from the living room (and I spend the majority of my awake time in these two places). Luckily, we picked up some of the refillable baskets.

Now just to pick up decaf  things to drink!

My Morning Cup

Oregon Chai Latte

So my husband knows I enjoy chai tea lattes, whether I make them at home or get them at the local coffee places. I was first introduced to them at a local tea shop, Yesterdays Cafe & Tea Room here in Florence, KY. Like most coffee shops, they use a boxed concentrated mix, then add steamed milk. And it’s delicious!

The downside is you have no control over the amount of sugars since the concentrate is pre-made. I’m a Splenda kind of girl. Too much sugar makes me sleepy and/or sick, so I have to be mindful of what I take in.

So my sweet man brought me home a new product I’ve never tried before: Oregon Chai – Sugar Free Chai Tea Latte! So this is a liquid concentrate like the others, but no sugar!! Hallelujah!

oregon chai sugar free latte

 

I made my first cup this morning and used 2% milk and just a splash of half & half. A few minutes on the stove and voila! I would be hard pressed to find a difference between the brand I normally drink and this sugar free blend. And it’s about ten cents less than the other brand, so even better.

I wasn’t paid for this post and I bought my box, so this is my honest opinion here. Plus I get to show off the mug I painted at the local pottery place. I made one for me (MRS) and another for him (MR); plus UK and two entwined hearts.

 

My New Favorite Tea

Mamas-Red-Raspberry-Brew

So I grew up in Florida. Sweet iced tea was always on the table, even in the morning (no judging) to go with the pots of coffee. When I met the man I would later marry, he drank iced tea like it was his job. To this day, he always has a drink in his hand…so much so that we call him the “camel”. Even on his nightstand is something to drink.

When I got pregnant with my son, I switched to decaf coffee and iced tea. It was difficult, but had to be done. Then things went back to normal. The only difference between now and when I was growing up is we are using Splenda or some generic version of the product instead of sugar.

But I found a new tea I like just as much from a place I’ve done business with for years. The website is Bulk Herb Store . I’ve ordered a number of teas and herbs from them and never had any problem. Recently I ordered Mama’s Red Raspberry Brew and I love it. I mainly drink it cold, but it goes down just as nice steaming hot. It’s made up of Red raspberry (helping strengthen the womb of a pregnant woman, and it is also reported to be effective in restoring the womb after delivering), alfalfa (extremely rich in vitamins and minerals. It has 8 essential amino acids), nettle (for bloating relief), and peppermint (for flavor and aid in digestion).  Personally I also toss in some Dandelion leaf to help deal with some anemia and water retention.

I’m not being paid or sponsored to write this post. Just sharing a product that I have come to enjoy daily. I can also tell you my 4 year old loves to drink it with me. I make his a little more “iced” than mine so he gets a lot of water too, but it’s our special tea. (Ha, get it?)

Long story short, take a look at their website and see what strikes your fancy. They also sell spices, herbs, and other helpful items to use around the house.

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