When it comes to crafting edibles, most consumers adhere to the classics of cannabis culture in baked goods like brownies, cookies, or cupcakes. However, the world of edible delicacies has greatly expanded in recent years with recipes for delectable meals like cannabis pasta, pizza and even cannabis beverages like sodas, coffees, and teas.
For those seeking a more exotic option for their cannabis consumption, a number of recipes exist to produce delicious concoctions that delight the tastebuds as well as deliver significant potency. This week, we’re sharing this cannabis matcha latte recipe to warm up your mornings with sweetly infused goodness.
As with any cannabis recipe, care should be taken to ensure the quality of the ingredients. That is especially relevant to the cannabis oil or butter used in making your cannabis matcha latte, as any deficiencies in this area will have consequences for the outcome of your beverage. While a regular latte is relatively simple to craft, a matcha latte will require a few extra steps and unique ingredients that are not present in other brews.
The key ingredient in any matcha latte is matcha powder, which can be purchased from most grocery stores or specialty retailers of spices and herbs. Once you’ve selected quality matcha powder, milk, and water for boiling are the only remaining necessities; the rest of the ingredients are to one’s own preference. Common additions to matcha lattes include agave nectar, sugar, or honey.
Finally, the type of cannabis oil you add into your blend is important to get right. Different varieties of strains will produce various effects, especially when it comes to crucial differences like using sativas versus indica strains. Cannabis oils made with sativas may produce edibles that deliver a more upbeat and euphoric high, ideal for events or gatherings, while indica edibles may be more suited to nights watching television on the couch. Ultimately, the type of cannabis oil employed in your cannabis matcha latte is completely up to your tastes.
How to Make a Cannabis Matcha Latte
A cannabis matcha latte follows the same process as brewing any other matcha latte, the only difference being the infusion of cannabis oil or cannabutter at the end of the brewing process. First, place a tablespoon of matcha in a cup that can withstand high temperatures. Pour the water into a pot and wait for it to boil. While your water is boiling, your milk should be heated slightly as well for ideal consistency.
Once your water has boiled, simply pour it into the cup with your matcha and begin to vigorously stir. Depending on your tastes, the next step will either be to add this mixture to a blender along with your milk, sweetener, and cannabis extract or simply add the other ingredients to your cup and stir once more. For a rich, creamy matcha latte, however, you are best off using a blender.
Just as the sweetener used in your matcha latte can vary depending on your tastes, there are a number of ways to spice up your matcha latte. Whipped cream is one extra-sweet way to add some fun to your warm beverage, and a sprinkle of cinnamon can send your sense of luxury over the top. Likewise, instead of regular milk, coconut or almond milk can be used by any who opt for dairy alternatives.
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