White Mulberry Matcha Chai Recipe

matchaWhite mulberry, also known as silkworm mulberry, chi sang or Russian mulberry is native to the northern parts of China. For many years, the tree was commonly harvested for its fruits rather than its leaves. This is because white mulberries have a rich taste and can be used to prepare many healthy recipes. However, with time mulberry leaf has also attracted a lot of interest. Many people are now using the leaf to make delicious tea. Apart from being very delicious, white mulberry tea is packed with many nutrients. Here is one of the best white mulberry matcha recipes.

 White Mulberry Matcha Chai Recipe

This chai is made from dried leaves of the white mulberry leaf. Matcha means powdered tea leaves. This powder is common in many parts of the world, such as Japan and Asia, and is used for brewing strong espresso-like tea. Here is a two serving recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. Two teaspoons of white mulberry matcha tea powder.
  2.  6 cloves (whole).
  3. 1/3 cup of coconut milk. Unsweetened almond milk is also fine.
  4. 8 black peppercorns.
  5. One cinnamon stick (2 inches)
  6. Two cups of water.
  7. Sea salt to taste.
  8. Allspice to taste.
  9. Two dashes of ground cinnamon.
  10. Nine drops of liquid stevia, vanilla or just plain. You can also use one teaspoon of raw honey.
  11. Two whole cloves
  12. Six cardamom pods (completely).

Directions:

  1. Take a medium sized-jar or a glass-measuring cup.
  2.  In your jar, place cardamom, peppercorns, cloves and the cinnamon stick.
  3.  Heat the 2 cups of water until it boils.
  4. Pour the boiling water over the content in your jar and leave it for about 5-10 minutes. If you really want to feel the herbs in your chai, leave the mixture for several hours. You can even leave it overnight for that deep flavor.
  5. Pour your milk into a mini blender or just use another measuring cup.
  6. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  7. Add ground cinnamon, allspice, sea salt and matcha powder into the mixture. Blend the mixture until it combines well.
  8. Take your steeped water and add it to the matcha-milk mixture.
  9. Add your raw honey or stevia to the mixture. Blend again until everything is well combined.
  10. Serve and enjoy your delicious chai.

If you would like the chai hot, pour it into a small pot and gently heat to your preferred temperature.

This beverage is very convenient and much healthier than drinking the normal tea. This chai has many health benefits including reducing blood sugar levels. High sugar levels are associated with many health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. White mulberry leaves contain a compound called 1-deoxynojirimycin (DNJ), which helps prevent sugar digestion. As such, most sugar is not absorbed into the blood stream. Instead, it’s eliminated as waste from the body.

Apart from sugar levels, this chai can also help you lose weight. Since the leaf extract prevents the absorption of sugar into the blood stream, it also helps prevent fat formation. This chai is also high in fiber, which makes it an effective natural appetite suppressant, which helps in weight loss.

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