If we have to name a drink that feels like spring in a teacup it would definitely be the Matcha Sakura Latte. The fragrance of the refreshing tencha leaves combined with the hint of flowery blossom is what Matcha Sakura tastes like.
If you have ever been to Japan (especially in Spring) then you must be already a fan of Matcha and Sakura Cherry Blossom. But in case you are not familiar with these delightful and flavorful tea treats then let us fill you in.
The word ‘Sakura’ is derived from the Japanese word ‘saku’ which means to bloom, or alternatively smile/laugh, and ‘ki’ which means tree. Sakura, which is known as the national flower of Japan, symbolizes a period of renewal and the transience of life. This beautiful flower metaphor the concepts of mindfully living in the present, mortality, and fragility of life in Buddhism.
During the season of cherry blossom, people in Japan like to have parties with friends, family, and some delicious Sakura treats. Sakura powder could be a great component of tea, lattes, blended drinks, and desserts like ice cream.
A Sakura Matcha Cherry Blossom is a lovely pairing of the umami and flowery aromas giving a pure feeling of nature. Complementing the refreshing matcha green tea, Sakura leaf powder brings the light, smooth, and mildly salty flavor with a floral aftertaste.
Matcha green tea powder is finely and carefully ground green tea leaves. Matcha tea is the national drink and is widely consumed in Japan as a centuries-old tea ceremony tradition. This Japanese green tea is full of health benefits, antioxidants, and nutrients like L-theanine and EGCG Catechins. Studies of matcha tea and its components have discovered variety of health benefits, showing that it can help release stress, protect against free radicals, and even help burn body fats and LDL (bad cholesterol).
You can read more detailed matcha tea benefits here.
Matcha Sakura cherry blossom latte is best made with our Premium grade matcha tea. Our Premium matcha has a beautiful green color, slight notes of roasted nuts with a superior umami undertone, and an earthy fragrance. Ideal for blended drinks, Matcha Moments Premium Grade Matcha is best for lattes but you can also use Ceremonial grade matcha (highest quality matcha) for this recipe.
To try out this spring special treat you just need to follow these simple steps below:
1/3 cup warm water
2 tablespoons honey/agave syrup/ white sugar
¼ teaspoon Sakura leaf powder
1 ½ cups coconut milk (or milk of your choice like almond milk, soy milk, or dairy milk)
- Heat the water and add sugar into it. Simmer until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and add the matcha tea powder and Sakura powder into the water and whisk until smooth.
- Take two glasses and fill them with ice cubes. Divide the Matcha Sakura syrup into two halves and pour into the glasses.
- Whisk milk for a frothier texture and then pour it into the glasses.
- Sprinkle the glasses with some matcha powder or coconut flakes before serving.
Try out this refreshing spring latte recipe to impress your friends and family and don’t forget to share your experience with us. You can share an image of this beautiful Matcha Sakura Latte with us on Instagram with the hashtag #mymatchamoment and get it featured on our social media accounts.