This unique recipe combines the taste of matcha with the smooth earthy, nutty taste of cacao. Oat milk and honey provide a smooth sweetness that unites the flavors and makes for a drink that is filled with super polyphenols. A super healthy American treat.
Chocolate Matcha Elixir
Yield: 1 cup, Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cook Time: 3 minutes, Total Time: 8 minutes
1 teaspoon matcha tea, Ceremonial or Yaupon*
2 teaspoon high quality cocoa powder
1 cup 180°F oat milk or spring water for a pure health cup
1 teaspoon raw honey or more to taste
bamboo matcha whisk
While you heat your water to 180°F, sift your matcha and chocolate together into a bowl. When the water reaches 180°F, pour 1/4 cup into the bowl and whisk it all together in an “M” motion to create a smooth paste. Once the tea and chocolate are incorporated without any lumps, pour in the remaining 3/4 cup of oat milk and honey; continue to whisk until a bit frothy (I sometime cheat and use a blender for this last step because the froth is my favorite part). You’ll receive great satisfaction from both the careful preparation and rewarding outcome.
Where To Buy
*Local Leaf, Superfood Yaupon Matcha: Local Leaf produces a beautiful, potent superfood matcha using the yaupon leaf, native to North America, with the application of traditional Japanese matcha techniques.