Matcha Tea: I Love it a Latte!

In a quest for clear skin, I’ve discovered a green tea called Matcha tea. It comes in powder form, tastes kind of earthy, and has lots of health benefits:

  • High in antioxidants
  • Increases energy level
  • Enhances mood
  • Boosts immune system
  • Stimulates metabolism
  • Detoxifies
  • Boosts concentration
  • Improves skin
  • Lowers cholestorol

Tastes delicous and it’s healthy?? Count me in!

The problem was, no matter how vigorously I stirred, the tea would settle to the bottom. So it would start out perfect, then get a little weak, and then the last 2 sips were like

and I’d be checking my teeth in the mirror to see if they are green.

But I’m happy to announce that I’ve found the solution: a self-stirring cup! I press the button every few minutes to give it a stir and it keeps my tea perfectly mixed right down to the last drop! Here’s the one I bought and so far it’s working perfectly.

It’s not actually the size of my head,
I just have freakishly long arms and the mug is closer to the camera than it appears.

The quality of the mug is ‘meh’ (it’s no Tervis or Yeti), but the mixing feature works great and that’s the reason I bought it – to stir without a spoon. Some Amazon reviewers have mentioned the battery area getting wet and ruining the mixer, so I’m just being very careful when I wash it and not submerging in water. The mug runs on 2 AAA batteries, and the stirring is controlled by a button on the handle which can be pressed with the thumb from a normal holding position (one-handed operation). Easy peasy.

Mixing pellet

The mixing paddle (more like a mixing pellet) stays in place via magnet – so it’s very easy to clean the mug, just literally reach in and remove the pellet before washing the inside of the mug. I like this design because there’s zero chance of liquid getting into the stirring mechanism from inside the mug.

Here’s the tea I’ve been drinking. The taste is delicious, with a mild earthy flavor and no bitterness.

Generally the more affordable teas tend to be bitter; it’s rare to find a nice smooth matcha at this price so I highly recommend this one if you want a good matcha tea or matcha latte! I started drinking this instead of coffee in the morning and it seems to really start my day right. It has a calming effect emotionally and an energizing effect physically.

For those looking to reduce sugar intake, here’s a tasty and convenient stevia alternative. I use this in my matcha latte each morning (and yes, I do buy almost everything on amazon, haha!).

And here’s a nice coconut milk powder to give your latte a creamy finish.

Coconut milk is also good for the skin, but it has a lot of calories so I'm only using this occasionally as a treat. And you can of course buy liquid coconut milk, but the powder has a longer shelf life and is easy to store (which is always important in small spaces). 🙂

So there you have it, my morning matcha latte routine - including new fancy mug. 😀

Self stirring mug