I Don’t Love Coffee – But this Jitter-Free Instant Latte Is Just as Good (And It’s on Sale!)
Is it just me, or does it feel like the whole world just reopened in a flash? After more than two years of minimal travel, I find myself booking more and more flights and hotels lately. While I am excited to explore, I’ll admit it, I’m a nervous traveler. I tend to worry about the little things, like a potentially nightmarish hotel room or how many socks are too many socks. But my biggest travel anxiety point: How am I going to get my caffeine fix?
I know, I know, there are coffee shops everywhere in the world. But when you’re lactose intolerant and coffee hesitant (thanks, acid reflux!), it’s not so easy to get your morning cup everywhere you go. In the midst of preparing for a highly anticipated (and anxiety-inducing) trip to Mexico, I came across Matcha Turmeric Latte Blend from one of my favorite brands, Golde. Since I’ve had so much luck with Golde before, I decided to throw this powder into my suitcase. Thank goodness I did, because after one sip I knew that, from now on, it’s a non-negotiable for any trip I take. And, as of today, Sep. 2, through Sep. 6, you can try it for yourself for a deal as part of Golde’s sitewide Labor Day Sale, which includes 15 percent off everything!
This bag of warm green powder is a brilliantly innovative, liquid-less latte that’s lactose intolerant (and vegan!) friendly. The masterminds at Golde mixed their signature certified organic matcha and organically grown turmeric with a powdered coconut milk base to make this one-of-a-kind latte in a bag. Add a little water and give it a (vigorous) stir, and you’ll create a creamy latte in seconds on the go!
Aside from its alchemy-like constitution, the flavor of this blend is everything I look for in my morning cup. There is a slightly earthy undertone from the matcha, along with notes of cinnamon, cardamom, and turmeric that shine. A coconut milk base gives it more of a velvety mouthfeel, so whether I prepare the latte with warm water from my electric kettle, or with ice and some homemade almond milk, it’s the perfect beverage for colder mornings or days in the summer sun. Not interested in whipping up a latte? You can use this matcha powder in baked goods or smoothies or add it to your coffee for a special boost!
The bag is slim and easy to pack and the latte is easy to prepare, which makes this powder the perfect travel essential. But, what I love most about this product is the wholesome ingredients that help me ease into my day when I’m away. The jitter-free, matcha-sourced caffeine means I’m ready to face the day head-on no matter where I am, and the naturally occurring anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric and hydrating qualities of coconut milk help me recover from the exhaustion that comes with flying or driving for long periods of time.
Do you have a trip planned? Pick up a bag of Golde’s Matcha Turmeric Latte Blend before you leave. I have a hunch that, once you’ve tried this heavenly blend, you’ll wonder how you ever traveled without it. Bon voyage!
Buy: Matcha Turmeric Latte Blend, $24.65 (normally $29)