When we wake up in the morning, roll out of bed, stare at our phones, and get ready for the day ahead of us, we all need a little pick-me-up that makes the process that much easier. We are desperately looking for something, like a beverage, that will warm our bodies, wake us up, and prepare us for all that we have to do. Better yet, we are looking for a drink that will boost our minds, bodies, and souls, replenishing our hearts with the energy to complete whatever lays in front of us.
Healthier than coffee or energy drinks is Matcha. Used for thousands of years as a cleansing, supportive, and healing beverage and served as ceremonial occasions, Matcha is just as valuable today as ever. Although it has been used for centuries in Japan and China, only recently has Matcha gained widespread popularity.
So, if you want sweet matcha to be part of your morning routine, you need a recipe, right?
Allow us to assist.
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Not A Big Deal.
Simply Follow Four Steps To Make Matcha.
Making yourself ceremonial grade Matcha may be challenging and intimidating, but Vorda makes it playful and rewarding. Keep in mind that you just need to follow the basic 4 steps demonstrated in the left.
Organic Matcha Mix by Vorda Teas, the lightly sweetened Ceremonial-Grade organic Matcha powder. The sweetener is added to boost the umami taste and balance the bitterness from Matcha green tea itself. If plain Matcha is not your cup of tea, Vorda's Organic Matcha Mix allows flexibility to personalize your Matcha to your liking in various ways for all kinds of occasions.
For more recipes using Vorda Matcha, continue reading the below. Want to learn more about Matcha and healthy tea products, we also encourage you to follow our blog "Read the Vorda" or subscribe to our "Newsletter from Vorda" to find out recipes for healthy food and beverage.
1. Vegan Cold Matcha
Enjoy a balanced Matcha drink with a hint of bitterness, earthy and umami overtones, plus plenty of kick. It’s a vegan tea recipe that is perfect for Matcha lovers with plant-based lifestyle in the world.
2 tsp Vorda Organic Matcha Mix
1 cup of dairy-free milk
- Scoop the Vorda Organic Matcha Mix into a cup.
- Add half a cup of the dairy-free milk and stir until no lumps remain.
- Pour the remaining dairy-free milk in, stir well, and serve.
- Add ice cubes as desired.
2. Good Morning Matcha Smoothie
Sip on a drink that is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and fibers, in the forms of creamy, delicious smoothie. Start off your workday with renewed confidence, energy, and all the nutrients you need to succeed.
3 tsp Vorda Organic Matcha Mix
Half a cup of dairy-free milk
1 cup of ice cubes
- Put all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add additional sweetener if desired.
3. Matcha Lemonade
If you don’t like a simple tea or smoothie, but enjoy Matcha and lemonade, then this is a match-made-in-heaven for you. Consider this refreshing Matcha lemonade, known to boost your mood while reducing stress. You can enjoy this drink any time of the day.
2 tsp Vorda Organic Matcha Mix
1 cup of cold water
(Optional) 1 tsp cane sugar / sweetener, or more, to your liking
(Optional) Garnish with lemon slices
- Put 2 tsp of Vorda Organic Matcha Mix into a cup. Add an additional 1 tsp (or more) of cane sugar or sweetener to your liking.
- Add half a cup of water and stir until no lumps remain.
- Add the other half cup of water and 1 oz. lemon juice, and stir well.
- Add ice cubes to make it cold, or refrigerate.
- (Optional) Garnish with lemon slice
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We strongly recommend using our Vorda Organic Matcha Mix in the creation of these three sweet matcha drinks. Why? We source the top premium Ceremonial Grade Matcha from our partnered tea farms under Mount Fuji. Besides, Vorda Organic Matcha Mix balanced perfectly to highlight the contrasting sweetness with the natural bitterness of Matcha.
If you’re ready to start your day with a boost of natural energy with a tea rich in nutrients and antioxidants, then consider Vorda Organic Matcha Mix. If you are on the run and prefer teabags, Vorda also sells Vorda Matcha Sencha Infusion packaged into individual teabags for your convenience.