While it may seem a bit unexpected, the floral notes from the lavender play so nicely with the bitter matcha in this lovely latte. This is my morning beverage of choice, and one that I also like to make for friends when they come over for tea. Anyone I have made this for has always been pleasantly surprised by the subtle flavor of the lavender. I typically find dried lavender at my local farm stand in the summer, but you can also source it in a regular grocery store or online. When I do find it, I like to stock up. It lasts forever, and a little goes a long way.
LAVENDER MATCHA LATTE INGREDIENTS
1 cup Cashew, Almond, or Macadamia Milk
½ cup Water
1 teaspoon Matcha Green Tea Powder
Pinch or two of Dried Lavender
LAVENDER MATCHA LATTE ASSEMBLY
1 | Put the milk, water, and matcha in a medium saucepan over medium heat and whisk vigorously to dissolve the matcha and break up any clumps.
2 | Add the lavender, bring to a boil, turn the heat to low, and simmer for a couple of minutes.
3 | Strain the lavender, or just fish it out using a spoon, and pour the beverage into a mug.
*Makes 1 latte.
From More with Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple by Jodi Moreno © 2018 by Jodi Moreno. Reprinted in arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc. www.roostbooks.com