You can learn how to make an Easy Matcha Latte with just a handful of ingredients! It’s the perfect drink if you want a caffeine boost and with this recipe, you can make it right at home.
Drinking matcha may have some benefits, studies have found it can boost mood for an all day energy, heart healthy, lower blood pressure.
Compared to green tea, matcha has more caffeine. Compared to coffee, matcha has less caffeine, but keeps energy up for longer.
Matcha is rich in antioxidants, which support cell repair and can reduce inflammation in your body. It can help to reduce blood pressure and boost your mood. Coffee works hard, but matcha works harder.
What is a matcha latte?
Matcha is a powder made from green tea leaves when they are ground up. When you drink matcha instead of regular green tea, you get up to ten times more nutrients and are drinking the entire leaf rather than just steeping it. This adds a body of flavor into your drinks and makes it so tasty. Making this matcha into a latte includes steeping the fine powder matcha with hot water and warm milk, making it a delicious treat (similar to a Starbucks matcha latte). Matcha is Chinese, but it has been a part of Japanese culture for hundreds of years. Matcha products are generally Japanese inspired, like this Japanese-inspired latte, matcha ice cream, matcha flavored mochi, and so much more.
Matcha powder can be tricky to work with, even in an easy recipe. Even sifted matcha powder can being to clump up while whisking in the hot water. Using a bamboo whisk is the best option to really mix out those clumps.
Ordering matcha daily from a coffee shop is an expense that is delicious but can be made at home for a fraction of the price. When you buy your own matcha, one bag can go a long way. Making your own matcha latte every morning is a great way to start your day, and buying organic is even better. You can put a couple of drops of vanilla to get a vanilla matcha latte if that’s your regular order. You can even make your own iced matcha lattes and enjoy them from a mason jar!
Here is why you will love this matcha tea latte recipe:
Easy to make. Matcha powder is easy to find in grocery stores or on amazon. With easy access to ingredients, you don’t have to go out and buy a $5 latte from Starbucks when you can make your own tasty hot matcha latte with simple ingredients. You can froth up the milk to make a creamy milk addition.
You can adjust the sweetness. Matcha can have a bitter flavor when it’s not very sweet. There’s 1-2 teaspoons of sugar in this recipe, but you can add your own type of sweetener and decide on how much you’d like. There’s simple syrup, maple syrup, agave, or monkfruit that are all options to get the flavor of matcha that you’d like. If you like it with no sweetness at all, the bitter taste stands out more. Whatever you prefer!
There is less caffeine than coffee. If you’re trying to come off of a caffeine addiction and aren’t ready to go cold turkey with decaf morning coffee, a good matcha latte is a great way to replace your daily coffee and slowly ease off of the caffeine. This creamy matcha latte tastes amazing, and you can even make it as an iced latte!
This delicious drink is impossible to compare to coffee or cold brew. It’s a great choice to start your day with and with a few simple steps and ingredients, you can be well on your way to making your own matcha at home every single day. It caters to your choices (whether you enjoy non-dairy milk or whole milk) and matcha even comes in a decaf version if you don’t want the energy boost. It’s a popular choice of drink and one of the best tea lattes out there.
Matcha requires no fancy equipment, just a couple of items:
A mug to make and drink this matcha from.
A handheld frother to make the milk foamy on the top, and to make a creamy cup of matcha. There is instructions requiring to froth the milk. If you don’t have a milk frother, whisking it very fast with a regular whisk works similarly.
A bamboo matcha whisk! When making matcha, there is a lot of whisking to be done. If you don’t think all of the clumps of matcha are out, keep whisking and whisking more with a bamboo matcha whisk! You don’t need the highest quality or most expensive whisk. A regular bamboo matcha whisk will do.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this Matcha Latte recipe:
Whole milk because there’s no latte without milk! You can use oat milk or coconut milk if you’d like, or any other type of dairy-free milk you enjoy.
Matcha powder for that earthy taste and vibrant green color. Organic culinary grade matcha has the best flavor.
Hot water to make the matcha mixture before you mix it into the milk.
Sugar to sweeten it up! If you prefer a simple syrup or maple syrup, feel free to use your own sweetener choice.
Check out these other Matcha recipes I make:
The matcha bowl is a whole breakfast in its self.
And a Matcha Latte smoothie is a great on the go option for a busy Monday morning.
How to make a Matcha Latte
- Milk frother
- measuring spoons
- 1 cup milk
- 1½ tsp matcha powder
- 1 Tbsp hot water
- 1-2 tsp sugar
- Sift matcha powder into a mug.
- Add hot water and sugar, and mix well until all the lumps are gone.
- Heat the milk until steaming, but not boiling. Froth until foamy with a milk frother.
- Pour the frothed milk over the matcha and enjoy!