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Spice Up Your Life: Ginger Matcha

We're loving using more matcha in our daily lives. Not only is it energizing and full of benefits, but it is a great baking addition as well. We discuss Grade A and Ceremonial Grade Matcha all the time, but have you tried taking your matcha to the next level by adding various herbs or spices?

Ginger matcha is interesting because it marries the vegetal sweetness of matcha with the spicy and punchy flavors of ginger root. Ginger itself is great for digestion, so we love combining the powerful tummy-soothing effects of ginger with the invigorating energy kick of matcha. 

Preparing Ginger Matcha

Preparing ginger matcha doesn't need to be difficult. In fact, preparing any matcha should be simple. To prepare ginger matcha in the most traditional way steep fresh ginger pieces in hot water for 5-7 minutes. Strain the ginger pieces from the water and use a whisk and bowl to quickly mix your matcha with the hot ginger water. 

We find that a hint of added sweetness makes ginger matcha unbelievably good. Almond milk and honey are perfect additions to your ginger matcha, too. They'll add depth to the complex flavors of ginger matcha without letting any one flavor overpower the others. We also like adding other spices to this drink - like turmeric and cinnamon. Drink ginger matcha hot, iced, or as a latte for a unique and tasty treat.

Getting Creative with Ginger Matcha

Like any powdered green tea, ginger matcha is great for cooking. Use ginger matcha in a shortbread cookie recipe for festive green ginger snaps. Add ginger matcha to a green smoothie for a spicy kick. We also love the idea of adding ginger matcha instead of regular matcha to the icing in this ginger donut recipe. Many recipes would only benefit from the addition of scrumptious ginger. 

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