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Green tea soy milk

This drink was inspired by Samovar’s soy matcha shake, which became my gateway soy milk drink. You could use any green tea powder. Matcha is the one used in the Japanese tea ceremony, and tends to be slightly bitter and earthy. Sencha or kabuse green tea powder, often sold in single serving packets as a nutritional supplement, has a milder, mellower flavor than matcha.

I prefer to use unsweetened soy milk (such as Silk), then add sweetening to suit my taste. I find that honey or demerara sugar tempers the strong nutty (and beany) flavor of soy milk. The result is pretty creamy by my standards, so when the weather is hot I plop in a couple of ice cubes.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon green tea powder, or 1 packet if using a prepackaged individual serving. Use more if you want a stronger flavor and more caffeine. >:-)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons (or to taste) honey, sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • (optional) ice cubes

Method

  1. In a tall glass, mix the green tea powder with the sweetener. If using a liquid sweetener like honey, stir until it’s glossy so that’s no loose powder floating about.
  2. Add a bit of the soy milk to better incorporate the tea into the liquid. Stir in the rest of the soy milk. If there are lumps of tea remaining, place a whisk in the glass and twirl it back and forth between the palms of your hands (like a molinillo for Mexican chocolate).
  3. Add ice cubes, if desired.

One comment

  1. Sue wrote:

    I love green tea powder with soy milk too and a little honey.

    I just get the normal green tea powder from http://www.teacuppa.com never tried matcha though as it is much more expensive.

    Thursday, 14 June 2007 at 12:30 am | Permalink

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