With all the uncertainty these days it’s hard to know what to write to you all. We are all sorting out what life will look like these next months and trying to find rhythms for our day to day.
Today I’d like to dedicate this little recipe and post to the students in our community here in St. Andrews; who like students all over the world right now are finishing assignments and papers and many are nearing what would have been their final weeks as a university student. I would have hoped to be making you all flat whites and iced lattes during these weeks as you made your final memories here.
So I offer this little recipe, as a way to recreate one of the CombiniCafe teams favourite beverages. Genmaicha is great because It’s delightfully simple to make and unique and refreshing and hopefully a way to bring a little joy to your days.
Let’s get started
You will need:
-Whisk (bamboo matcha whisk preferred)
-Genmaicha tea powder
Remember, in times like these use what you have. Don’t let not having an exact match of items stop you from trying this. If you don’t have maple syrup use honey, if you don’t have oat milk use whatever's in the fridge. Be creative and find your own way to make this tasty drink.
Step 1: In a bowl add just under 1 teaspoon of your tea powder, then add 2 tablespoons of hot water to the powder. Then whisk together until you have no clumps remaining. This is best achieved with the bamboo whisk but do your best with whatever you have at home.
Step 2: Add 1 teaspoon of maple syrup to the bowl and stir with the spoon until it is dissolved smoothly. If you prefer the drink unsweetened then skip this step.
Step 3: Now it’s time to prepare your glass. Get a tall glass, and add a generous amount of ice about 50% full. Then pour chilled oat milk over top of the ice, leaving a little bit of room on top.
Step 4: Final step; pour your sweetened tea mixture from the bowl into your glass, and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this lovely little drink recipe. I wish we could be serving you all in person but until then enjoy at home.
Wishing you the very best,
Our high-grade organic tea is shipped directly from our farming partners in Shizuoka, Japan and packaged by our team in St Andrews. We designed the tins with highly recyclable black aluminium which can be filled up in our retail stores for only £4 to reduce packaging waste.