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! With this recipe, you can make it right at home.
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What is a matcha latte?
Matcha is a powder made from ground up green tea leaves. When you drink matcha instead of regular green tea, you get up to ten times more nutrients. That’s because you are drinking the entire leaf rather than just steeping it.
This adds a body of flavor into your drinks and makes it so tasty. To make this matcha into a latte, steep the fine powder matcha with hot water and warm milk. This whisks it into 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 begin to clump up while whisking in the hot water. Using a bamboo whisk is the best option to really mix out those clumps.
Here is why you will love this matcha tea latte recipe:
Easy to make. Matcha green tea powder is very accessible! You don’t have to go out for a $7 latte from Starbucks when you can make it at home. You can froth up the milk to make a creamy milk addition.
There is less caffeine than coffee. If you’re trying to come off a caffeine addiction, making the switch to matcha is a good choice. Especially if you aren’t ready to go cold turkey with decaf morning coffee! 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 just a few simple steps and ingredients, you can be well on your way to making your own matcha at home.
It caters to your choices 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 are instructions required 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, you need to do a lot of whisking. Whisk until you remove all the clumps of matcha. You don’t need the highest quality whisk, a regular bamboo matcha whisk will do.
Whole milk because there’s no latte without milk! You can choose oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or any other dairy-free milk you like.
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.
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
How to make a 5 Minute Homemade Matcha Latte Recipe
Step 1: Sift
Sift matcha powder into a mug.
Step 2: Mix water and sugar
Add hot water and sugar. Mix well until the lumps are gone.
Step 3: Heat and froth milk
Heat the milk until steaming, but not boiling. Froth until foamy with a milk frother.
Step 4: Pour and enjoy
Pour the frothed milk over the matcha and enjoy!
- Adjust the sweetness of matcha with sugar, simple syrup, maple syrup, or agave. It’s very easy to make matcha with no added sugar!
- Matcha is very easy to find at grocery stores or on Amazon. This ceremonial grade matcha powder is a great choice for a cup of high-quality matcha.
Drinking matcha may have some benefits! Studies have found it can boost your mood for all day energy, it’s heart healthy, and can 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. Also, they reduce inflammation in your body. It can help to reduce blood pressure and boost your mood. Coffee works hard, but matcha works harder.
Enjoy matcha or other teas in these recipes:
- This delicious matcha oatmeal bowl is a whole breakfast in itself with sliced fruits on top!
- A Ginger Tea Recipe is a great on the go option for a busy Monday morning.
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How to make a Matcha Latte
- 1 cup milk
- 1½ tsp matcha powder
- 1 Tbsp hot water
- 1-2 tsp sugar
Sift matcha powder into a mug.1½ tsp matcha powder
Add hot water and sugar. Mix well until the lumps are gone.1 Tbsp hot water, 1-2 tsp sugar
Heat the milk until steaming, but not boiling. Froth until foamy with a milk frother.1 cup milk
Pour the frothed milk over the matcha and enjoy!