Adding milk was never how matcha tea was drunk in ancient times. Traditionally, matcha was made with water. However, in recent times, many people often drink matcha in place of tea or coffee and experimented with how it would taste with milk. Guess what? They loved it! Since then, milk with matcha has become quite popular.
With the increasing popularity of matcha, people are not just experimenting with matcha at home but many coffee shops and cafes have also incorporated matcha into their menu and have been using it with milk to create different combinations. Do you own a cafe or a store and are looking for a high-quality Matcha tea private label? Teaglobally is a Chinese tea-producing company and will be happy to provide you with this service at reasonable rates while ensuring good quality.
There are many types of milk available on the market to use with matcha tea powder. In this blog, we will tell you the pros and cons of some of them.
Things to Consider While Choosing The Milk
- Ensure the milk you use is not too bitter
- Does not have a strong taste
- Make sure the milk is not too thick in consistency
- Froths well on whipping
Pros and Cons Of Various Milk
Even though it depends on your own personal preferences, we recommend you avoid adding cow milk to matcha.
Cow milk is too strong and thick on its own, causing it to completely overpower the taste of matcha itself. This makes it harder to taste the matcha and the drink you get is very thick with an altered taste which you may or may not take a liking to.
Oat milk is a pretty good option to make your matcha drink with, as it has a consistency that goes well with the matcha. Oat milk also gives additional sweetness and creaminess to the matcha, enhancing its taste, so your taste buds are enriched and refreshed.
What we would recommend is that you add a little bit of water as well to the mixture of milk and matcha to ensure the drink is not too overpowering and thick.
Buckwheat milk has an intense taste of its own and a very strong smell. For those reasons, we do not recommend using buckwheat milk at all.
Your matcha drink will be too strong and the flavor of the matcha will be completely compromised.
By far, we believe this is one of the best options for adding to your matcha drink. It is sweet, so it will add additional sweetness to your drink which will match well with the matcha. It is also of a thin consistency, so the matcha will not be too thick, giving a perfect consistency.
Another good thing about this milk is that it will froth well when whipped, giving a perfect creamy froth on top, making the drink look absolutely beautiful and appealing. You will definitely want more of it.
Taste, looks, flavor: coconut milk will give you the perfect matcha drink!
Health Benefits While Adding Milk
Matcha tea has immense benefits, which is one of the many reasons why it has gained so much popularity in recent years. It contains nutrients and powerful antioxidants which help boost the immune system and has protective effects on the heart and brain, as well as help you focus and energize yourself for the day.
If you want to achieve maximum benefit through your matcha drink, ensure you use plant-based milk rather than dairy. This is because an important and effective nutrient in your body binds to casein in animal milk, reducing its absorption rate and function.
For this reason, plant-based milk is a much better, tastier, and healthier option.
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