There are coffee people and then there are tea people. I was born a tea person.
You know they say that food and smells can connect with memories. Just like when you smell a funnel cake the fair comes to mind. Well the taste of different kinds of tea brings back memories for me.
Whenever I have black tea, I think of my Grandma’s. She is a lipton kind of person, and would prefer nothing else. I remember having sleepovers at her house for a night or two and waking up to buttered toast and a cup of hot lipton tea, a lemon slice and a teaspoon of sugar. Those weekends were always special to me. Making spaghetti with my Grandma for dinner or heading over to the pizza hut buffet for an unusual treat.
Green tea reminds me of my parents house. My Mom and I used to have a cup of green tea each evening. It was a nice, warm and soothing way to end an evening. Especially with an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
But there is one particular tradition that tea reminds me of, the tea farm. Growing up there was a small shop out in the country in New Albany, Ohio that sold every kind of loose leaf tea you could think of.
My family would drive up and we would spend time time smelling the different types trying to pick 7 or 8 out of the hundreds they had. It was one of my favorite things to do, especially on a rainy day.
As you can imagine I have become a matcha lover. I truly love matcha on its own or as a latte, but I also have to say the benefits aren’t half bad either.
I have seen matcha cup recipes all over the place, but unfortunately I had a hard time finding one that I had all the ingredients at home already, so I decided to make my own.
This matcha peanut butter cup recipe includes ingredients you have in your house. It is quick and easy, and a great way to treat your loved one into getting a dessert that is also nutritious. Hope you enjoy!