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Happy Birthday to Hobbyhorse (& Iced Matcha Latte)

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

Hi there! Today marks this blog's first birthday. Happy birthday, Hobbyhorse!


It's been a joy to write about my hobbies here, especially about cooking. I started this blog as I was recovering from a back procedure; I couldn't do all of my hobbies so I wanted to savor the ones I could do. One year later, this blog is a nice reminder to appreciate everything that makes you happy and fulfilled, even if it's a cool recipe.


And I'm giving this blog a birthday present! The present is...the presence of videos! Today's recipe has a little prototype. I don't have any experience with video editing, so it's a little choppy. Please bear with me as I learn the ropes. Maybe it will become another hobby of mine...


Iced Matcha Tea Latte


Ingredients

-1 tsp matcha powder (I used ceremonial grade matcha, which is expensive but also very good)

-1 tsp honey

-1/3 cup filtered water

-4-5 ice cubes

-1 cup milk of your choice


Equipment

-2 cups (or 1 bowl and 1 cup)

-Strainer

-Optional: whisk


Recipe


Start boiling your filtered water. Add matcha powder and honey to bowl or cup. Once water hits boiling, add to your matcha-honey and whisk. (I usually wait a minute after the water boils because I've heard that adding boiling water to green tea can burn it.)


In a separate cup, add ice cubes and milk. Then add your matcha tea, through a strainer so you don't get any bits. Mix around and your matcha latte is fit for consumption.


Result


It's a good latte, chief! Refreshing and matcha always makes me feel calm. Perfect for summer. Not too sweet; the honey just cuts out some of matcha's natural bitterness.


Video


*Video correction: the caption says 1/2 cup milk but I meant to say 1 cup milk.


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