How to Improve Your Blueberry Matcha
There are a few different ways you can improve your blueberry matcha. It all comes down to how you prepare, garnish and serve your matcha latte. Let’s dive into how to make your blueberry matcha next level!
Use Less Water in Your Blueberry Matcha
If you’ve made a lot of lattes before, you’ll know the biggest trick is to keep it from becoming watered down.
One of the tricks you can use is to blend the matcha into a paste before combining it into your latte with even less water.
Use just enough water so that the paste can be mixed smoothly and poured, but not too much that it makes the drink watered down.
If you want to learn more tips on how to make better matcha lattes, you can read our guide 👉 The Ultimate Matcha Latte Recipe
Use High Quality Ingredients
This should go without saying, but the quality of the ingredients you use for your blueberry matcha will make such a difference in the flavor. It is important to go for ripe, in-season blueberries for the sweetest taste.
It’s also important to go for premium matcha latte powder, grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals.
Making a Vegan Blueberry Matcha
Making a vegan blueberry matcha is easy, all you need to do is replace the milk with your favorite oatmilk and replace the honey with agave. You may find that the flavor is even better than when you use dairy milk!
Garnishing Your Blueberry Matcha Latte
If you really want to go above and beyond with your blueberry matcha, one of the things you can do is garnish it both to improve the appearance of the blueberry matcha but also its flavor. Here are a few garnishes you may want to try.
What better topping to a blueberry matcha than fresh blueberries. These can be added on top or mixed directly into the blueberry matcha where they serve a similar function to boba pearls, adding a little extra texture to the drink.
Of course the next most obvious garnish for your blueberry matcha is matcha powder. This makes the drink look fresher and more well-prepared, and it also adds a little extra punch to your blueberry matcha.
You can either use the same matcha powder you used to make the blueberry matcha latte, or you can use a ceremonial matcha for a smoother flavor.
This may not be quite as obvious as the other two, but it can make a great garnish for your blueberry matcha latte. Of course mint is used in many dishes to add that fresh and cool sensation to the palate.
The flavor pairs surprisingly well with both the blueberries and the matcha and it adds some additional antioxidants to the blueberry matcha.
If you want to learn more about foods that pair well with matcha and what the tea tastes like, you can read our article 👉 What does matcha taste like?
Blueberry Matcha Latte Benefits
There are many different benefits that you can get from this blueberry matcha, which mostly come from the matcha powder and the blueberries. Let’s discuss each of them!
Blueberries are everyone's favorite superfood. These little fruits are packed with both flavor and antioxidants, helping your body fight off damage and maintain a healthy immune system.
Matcha actually has 18 times more antioxidants than blueberries, making it potent even in small doses. The main antioxidant in matcha and in green tea in general is EGCG or Epigallocatechin gallate.
These catechins have long been studied for their health benefits and they are thought to help with everything from weight loss to cold and flu prevention.
If you're curious about the health benefits of this beautiful green powder, you can read our article 👉 What do Scientists say about Matcha Benefits? Find Out Here