Most Addicting Matcha Recipe
by Rae Anwar
If you’re like me, a full-time sleep-deprived college student with excruciating 8am classes throughout the week, then you understand the daily necessity for caffeine, in any form accessible. Most days this entails a trip to the jam-packed Starbucks located on campus, with widely overpriced drinks and a line of about 30 other caffeine-dependent students to wait behind. This typically requires losing an extra half hour of sleep to get up early enough to wait in line before classes, and a daily $5+ deduction that probably shouldn’t be spent on a drink that’s 90% sugar.
During my time in quarantine, when I was without access to a Starbucks or any coffee shop, was when I discovered the wonderful world of matcha. One of the many things I love about matcha is that it doesn’t require a coffee maker, or an espresso machine, or even a tea kettle. Just powder mixed with water, topped off with milk and there you have it — a matcha latte. No waiting lines or sad debit cards in the process. A matcha latte is the perfect seemingly high-end beverage for a college student on a budget. An added plus is that it’s actually good for you, too. It’ll keep you energized for a longer amount of time without giving you a headache. And here’s the best part: you can achieve the most addicting matcha with just 3 simple ingredients! Check out the recipe below:
1 tsp matcha powder
8 oz almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
2 tsp honey (more to taste)
Add ¼-⅛ tsp of vanilla extract and a sprinkle of cinnamon to make it even better!
Recipe for iced matcha:
Mix matcha powder with a little bit of water — enough to form a paste
Stir until there are no clumps
Add milk and honey (+ vanilla and cinnamon)
Stir everything up and pour over ice
Recipe for hot matcha:
Repeat steps 1 and 2 from recipe above
Warm the milk on stovetop or microwave and add to matcha paste
Add honey (+ vanilla and cinnamon) and mix!
Links (Rae's personal recs!):
Affordable + high-quality matcha powder: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085PTWHC7/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_7?smid=A29PL3HL4QEHGY&psc=1
Best almond milk on a budget: https://www.kroger.com/p/simple-truth-unsweetened-almondmilk/0001111089569
Cute + cheap electric milk frother: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V3CL1KF/?coliid=I2OYAQWB1FB5KU&colid=2LTK8LX650WBZ&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Rae Anwar is a Low Caliber co-founder. She is currently studying communications and art. In her free time, Rae likes to take photos and drink coffee. You can find her photos @raeanwarphoto