This Genmaicha Matcha latte is such a bliss. It's lighter and refreshing, which is different from the Matcha Latte you may already know.
The fragrant aroma of Genmaicha and the mellow taste of matcha come together with milk. This Genamaicha Matcha latte will be your new favorite autumn treat!
What You'll Need
Genmaicha is a tea blend made from toasted rice and green tea leaves. Toasted rice add a toasty, nutty flavor to the tea blend. It balances the bitterness and astringency in green tea.
Genmaicha with Matcha
Occasionally, producers make Genmaicha blends with a coat of Matcha (matcha-iri genmaicha) to add some sweetness and give it a light-green hue.
You are lucky if you have it at home. Use it for this latte!
You can use any types of milk, but I recommend you choose a plant based milk as Genmaicha has a mild toasty, earthy flavor and subtle aroma. Soy milk, oat milk would be good.
You can add any sweetener of your choice. I add a dash of agave syrup for this recipe.
Genmaicha Matcha Latte RECIPE
[ For 1 cup]
2g (1 teaspoon) Matcha
8g (1 heaping tablespoon) Genmaicha
300ml hot water
1-2 teaspoons sweetener, to taste
toasted rice and/or Matcha for sprinkling,to taste
1 Place Matcha and Genmaicha in a teapot, and pour the hot water (95℃ /203°F) over the tea. Steep for 2 minutes.
2 Meanwhile, heat the milk on the stove or in the microwave. The milk is ready when some small bubbles are forming around the outside, but not boiling. Froth the milk with a hand frother or whisk.
3 Pour the tea into a cup and add some sweetener to taste. Pour the milk gently into it. Sprinkle your choice of toasted rice and/or Matcha on top.
You can also make this latte using only Genmaicha, which gives a more toasty and milder taste.
Genmaicha Matcha Latte(left), Genmaicha only Latte(right)
Hot Drink Recipes
This Genmaicha is made with organic toasted rice and a deep-steamed organic sencha (fukamushicha) grown in Shizuoka.
This matcha balances savory umami and fresh notes of grassy meadows that allow the matcha to stand out when blending with milk.
Genmaicha with Matcha
This tea utilizes brown rice from the Kyushu region (Southern island of Japan), sencha from Chiyonoen's second flush, and is topped with their original matcha.