Blogging has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and it pushes me to try new things and experience life to its fullest potential. Tea is something that I came across through blogging which I have completely adapted into my everyday lifestyle. I enjoy tea for many reasons, not only do I like the taste, but I like the overall experience I have when I'm drinking a cup, it truly is one of the most relaxing moments of my day. From morning teas, to afternoon pick me ups, to treats after dinner, tea is always a pleasure!
My current favourite is matcha. Traditionally, matcha come from the shaded tea fields in Japan where green tea leaves are ground into powder form and used during Japanese tea ceremonies. I have started experimenting with different drink recipes and incorporating matcha into desserts. After a long day of school and yoga class I tend to get major cravings for sugar and desserts which is why I love having a cup of matcha tea after dinner. It is naturally sweet and has a heavenly taste which is such a satisfying treat, and, not to mention it helps reduce my cravings. It definitely makes me feel so much better about my choices! Matcha is packed with antioxidants, and gives me a natural boost of energy if I need to pull through with late night work or blogging.
Matcha is such a universal tea blend which can be used for so many different food recipes you can discover all over the internet. I recently made these mini matcha sugar glazed doughnuts using Tealee's Matcha and Skinny & Co virgin coconut oil. Although it may seem super complicated to make, it honestly only took a few simple steps in creating these little treats!
1. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and matcha in a bowl and set aside.
2. Whisk egg, sugar, milk, melted butter, and vanilla in a bowl using a fork.
3. Now add the flour into the whisked mixture and mix well using the fork. Knead to a soft dough.
4. Place the dough onto a rolling board and roll it out. Cut doughnut shape using doughnut cutter or a cup and a small bottle cap to make the doughnut holes. Take the scraps and roll it again and repeat the same, do this until the entire batch of dough is used up.
5. Heat oil for deep frying. Drop doughnuts in and fry till golden on both sides and then set aside.
6. Make a matcha glaze by whisking 1 large egg, 2 cups of powdered sugar, 2 tsp. of matcha, a pinch of salt, and 1 tbs of water in a small bowl until smooth.
If you're looking to experiment with matcha, I would definitely recommend adding it to various recipes including protein shakes, cookies, and chai seed yogurts. The list of possibilities is endless and now is the perfect time to experiment because Tealee is offering 25% off Matcha during the month of March! We love to hear from all of you so please tag us in your matcha recipe successes (and failures) on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
I'm so excited to start a new chapter and begin my blogging journey with Tealee! Every post I create, I'm always searching to add something new and different, finding myself and allowing myself to grow through one blog post at a time. Hope you enjoy my future posts incorporating tea to every aspect of life.