Blue Tea Latte Topped with a Mochi Cherry Blossom

Blue Tea Latte Topped with a Mochi Cherry Blossom

This simple caffeine-free blue tea latte is the perfect treat, especially when it's topped with a delicious, chewy mocha cherry blossom! 

 

What You Need:

 

Instructions:

  1. Start by mixing the tea by adding 1/4 teaspoon of Butterfly Pea Flower powder to 2 tablespoons of hot water. Stir till smooth. 
  2. Add sweetener of choice to the hot tea mixture and stir till smooth and mixed well. 
  3. Add the tea mixture to mug of choice. 
  4. Warm 1 cup of milk or non-dairy milk on the stove or in the microwave, add to the tea mixture. 
  5. Top your cup with your mocha blossom (recipe below)

 

Mochi Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar (choose organic versions to ensure it's vegan)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 tsp beetroot powder (for the blossom)
  • 1/4 matcha powder (for the center of the blossom)
  • corn starch 

Instructions:

  1. Add rice flour, sugar, and warm water to a bowl, then stir till smooth. 
  2. Separate the mixture into 2 bowls; first with 3/4 of the mixture and the other with 1/4 of the mixture. 
  3. Add the beetroot powder to the 3/4 full mixture, then mix till smooth.
  4. Add the matcha powder to the smaller 1/4 full batch, then mix till smooth.
  5. Microwave each mixture on high for 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Repeat for 2-4 times until mixtures start becoming more formed but soft enough to kneed. Take care not to over cook to avoid mixtures becoming hard. 
  6. Kneed both batches with a wooden spoon for 30 seconds.
  7. Spread a generous amount of corn starch on the counter or cutting board.
  8. Drop the warm mochi mixture on top of the corn starch and cover the top with additional corn starch. Use as much as you need to stop the mixture from being sticky to your hands and kitchenware. 
  9. Roll the beetroot dough out till smooth (like you would do with cookie dough), then use a flower cookie cutter and cut out flower blossoms
  10. Roll the matcha dough out till smooth (like you would do with cookie dough)
  11. Using your hands, take small sections from the matcha dough and roll into little balls and add to the middle of the blossoms. 

 

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