Matcha Berry Smoothie Bowl

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There’s nothing like starting off your day with a healthy breakfast. It keeps you full until lunch, nourishes your body, and inspires you to continue making healthy choices throughout the day!

Get blending & try our new favorite Matcha Recipe…MATCHA BERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL. It features our ceremonial grade RASPBERRY MATCHA, that’s blended with natural raspberry extract. What’s not love about a quick DIY breakfast that’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich, burns fat & packed with fiber?

MATCHA BERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 TSP Raspberry Matcha
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into blender.
  2. Blend on high until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  3. Pour into your favorite breakfast bowl.
  4. Top with fun healthy ingredients like chia seeds, shredded coconut, dried fruit etc.
  5. ENJOY!

 

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Drink Matcha, Stay Healthy

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MATCHA is truly a magical tea. It has numerous health benefits & is considered the healthiest green tea for you. It originates from Japan, and is the entire green tea leaf stone ground into a powder (matcha means powder in Japanese). One cup of MATCHA has 10 times the antioxidants of a regular cup of green tea.

MATCHA is a great alternative to coffee. It doesn’t increase blood pressure. And it also gives you long lasting energy without the caffeine crash & jitters like coffee. It contains an amino acid (L-theanine) that improves cognitive function, increases alertness, and promotes relaxation…also known as zenergy. Studies have shown MATCHA can offer many health benefits, read below to learn more!

15 REASONS TO DRINK MATCHA

  1. Boosts Metabolism
  2. Strengthens Immune System
  3. Antioxidant Rich
  4. Increases Endurance
  5. Promotes Healthy Skin
  6. Mood Enhancer
  7. Lowers Cholesterol
  8. Detoxifies
  9. Helps Prevent Cancer & Shrink Tumor Growth
  10. Stabilizes Blood Sugar
  11. Rich in Vitamin A, C, Iron, Potassium & Calcium
  12. Anti-Inflammatory
  13. Relieves Stress
  14. Burns Fat
  15. Improves Memory

 

Matcha Isn’t Just for Drinking!

Because MATCHA is a fine powder, you can cook with it too! Try some of our delicious recipes:

Year of The Rooster Celebration

We had a wonderful time kicking off The New Year with everyone this past Sunday at our Year of The Rooster Celebration. Thank you for sharing this special holiday with us!

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This year’s party a blast! Guests enjoyed free activities like

face-painting from, Tainted INC.

A moment to relax with massages & a Tai Qi demonstration from Aaron Weston, founder of Sacred Rhythm Healing

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Personalized free caligraphy from Mr. Pan Yong

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The night ended with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony, by The Green Teahouse owner Ting. She shared her love of tea, culture & wisdom. It was a perfect way to end the celebration!

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Thank you for attending everyone. Wishing you all a healthy, happy & prosperous New Year!

Your Friends at The Green Teahouse

CHINESE NEW YEAR TRADITIONS:

The Chinese New Year is celebrated over the course of fifteen days. On New Year’s Eve families join together for a reunion dinner. They stay up all night playing games, & enjoying one another’s company. Each day has a special tradition! For example, on the first day of the new year families visit with older relatives such as grandparents & great-grandparents. You can read more about the daily traditions here.

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER FUN FACTS:

  • Born in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, or 2005? Then you’re a rooster!
  • According to Chinese Zodiac, Roosters are courageous, hardworking, confident, honest, loyal & observant.
  • Lucky colors are yellow, brown & gold.
  • Lucky numbers are 5, 7 & 8.

 

Thanksgiving Tea Recipes

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Make the holiday extra special this year with our bestselling fall tea…Pumpkin Spice. It’s delicious as a latte, and you can bake with it too.

Rooibos tea blended with dried pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, coriander & cardamom.  

ROOIBOS HEALTH BENEFITS:

– Anti Inflammatory

– Rich in Zinc, Calcium & Magnesium

– Boosts Immune System

– May Clear Complexion

– Relieves Stress & Tension


Enjoy our Thanksgiving recipes below…

Pumpkin Cream Spice Latte & Pumpkin Spice Cookies 

*Add 2 tbs of Pumpkin Spice to your pie crust recipe for some extra spice*


PUMPKIN CREAM SPICE LATTE:

Ingredients:

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Directions:

  1. Steep Pumpkin Spice & Vanilla Cream Chai in 14 oz hot water for 3 minutes.
  2. Sweeten to taste, then strain out tea leaves after steeping.
  3. Froth milk and pour over tea.
  4. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream & a dash of cinnamon. ENJOY!

 

PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES

img_5789Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice tea
  • 2 sticks softened unsalted butter

Directions:

1. Mix flour, salt, confectioner’s sugar & tea with wire whisk in large bowl.
2. Add softened butter to flour and mix with spatula until combined.
3. Place dough in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
4. Roll dough flat (1/4 inch thick), cut into desired shape & place 1/2 inch apart on parchment lined baking sheet.
5. Bake 12-13 minutes at 370 degrees.

 

DIY Almond Milk Chai Latte

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Nothing is cozier than a warm chai latte on a cold winter night. Chai is bursting with all the flavors of the holiday season: cinnamon, clove, cardamom, and the perfect amount of spice.

This latte is absolutely delicious…frothy almond milk & warm cinnamon spices, it’s impossible not to love. Plus, this recipe is quick & easy! Grab some blankets & a book, and have a cozy relaxing teatime.

For this recipe, we recommend using any of the following Green Teahouse Chai Teas:

Caramel Cider Chai 

Vanilla Cream Chai

Masala Chai


INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tbs chai tea
  • 2 cups unsweetend almond milk
  • 2 tbs honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Warm the almond milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the milk begins to simmer, immediately remove from heat.
  2. Add tea to milk and let steep for 3 minutes, then strain out tea leaves.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to milk & whisk until well combined.
  4. Stir in sweetener & adjust to your liking.
  5. Pour mixture back into saucepan & warm over low heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Transfer mixture into blender & blend for 30 seconds until frothy.
  7. Pour latte into your favorite mug & ENJOY!

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