Okay, move aside frappes, macchiatos, frappuccinos and mochas… there’s a new drinks trend in town: the turmeric matcha latte! Yep, you read that right. Turmeric is no longer confined to the spice rack, only to be used for your weekend curry – it’s fast becoming a standout ingredient in itself, with a versatile range of uses. Couple this with the ever-growing popularity of matcha tea, and you’ve got one seriously good drink to enjoy.
Now, I’m not normally one for fancy flavoured hot drinks, but I’ve seen turmeric matcha lattes creeping into the menus of a few of my favourite coffee shops lately and I just couldn’t give it a miss. Needless to say, it was love at first sip – the subtle sweetness of matcha, coupled with the earthiness of turmeric and mixed with creamy milk. SO FLIPPING GOOD.
Also, both matcha and turmeric are packing some serious health benefits. Matcha tea is crammed full of antioxidants, it boosts metabolism (helping burn calories), and has been shown to improve concentration and brain power. Turmeric contains loads of curcumin, which has been linked to reducing the risks of cancer, diabetes, liver damage and Alzheimer’s disease. Pretty good from your morning cuppa, right?!
I teamed up with the guys at Teapigs to create the perfect turmeric matcha latte recipe…
Turmeric matcha latte recipe
- 1/2 tsp teapigs matcha powder (plus a little for dusting)
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric (plus a little for dusting)
- 250ml milk
- Pour a splash of milk into a mug, then carefully sieve in the matcha and turmeric. The use of a sieve helps to prevent the powders from clumping together – meaning you won’t be left with any lumps at the end of your latte.
- Give the liquid a good whisk with a matcha whisk, electric whisk or just a fork. You should only need to whisk for 20-30 seconds, or until it forms a consistent emulsion.
- Use a milk frother to get the remaining milk really thick, frothy and hot. Ideally, you want the volume of the milk to froth up until it doubles in height. I used the frother attachment of my espresso coffee machine – but you can also whisk the milk by hand in a pan on the stove.
- Finally, pour the hot, frothy milk directly over the emulsion you’ve whisked in the mug. Sprinkle on some extra matcha or turmeric powder, and serve immediately.
It takes a little bit of effort to get this turmeric matcha latte juuust right – but it is SO worth it! I love it so much that I’ve even started adding an extra 5 minutes to my morning routine, so I can enjoy a mug before I go to work. That’s dedication, right?! :)
Thanks to the team at teapigs for collaborating with me on this recipe. Be sure to check out their full matcha range (it’s a tea-lover’s dream!).
As always – let me know what you think in the comments! Will you be giving this a try? I’d love to hear your thoughts. :) – Mike.
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