Matcha green tea latte

Matcha Green Tea Latté

Matcha green tea is a vibrant green powder made from young, green tea leaves. It’s traditionally used ceremonially in Japan, but it’s also a popular flavoring for sweets like these matcha blueberry popsicles as well as other treats and drinks. And a matcha green tea latté is a particularly popular morning drink.

Matcha is typically made by whisking powdered green tea into hot water where it forms a delicate and slightly bitter brew. When you make a matcha green tea latté, you blend matcha powder with warm milk and froth them together to form an ethereally creamy morning drink.

In most matcha lattés you’ll find at local coffee shops, culinary matcha powder is blended with a significant amount of granulated sugar, and then frothed with steamed milk. Sugar counteracts the matcha’s naturally bitter undertones, and makes the drink sweet and dessert-like. Starbuck’s version, for example, packs a whopping 32 grams of sugar – or just shy of what you’ll find in a can of soda.

While matcha itself is fairly nutrient-dense, and particularly rich in chlorophyll and catechins which act as natural detoxifiers that help to reduce oxidative stress among other benefits, adding sugar to matcha certainly counteracts some of its benefits. So, make it at home. You’ll be able to control how additional sweetener you add, if any at all, and it’ll be less expensive than buying it at a coffee shop.

How to Make a Matcha Green Tea Latté

At its simplest, a matcha tea latté needs only matcha powder and milk. You can also add sweeteners like honey, or superfood boosters like collagen peptides, spirulina, or royal jelly if you like. And while matcha lattés are typically made with milk, you can also substitute light coconut milk, macadamia milk or another non-dairy alternative.

You can make a matcha latté on the stove by whisking matcha powder into milk as it warms; however, for a truly frothy and perfectly blended version, you should pick up a milk frother like this one. After adding the matcha and milk, all you need to do is press a button, and it’ll blend, warm and froth your latté beautifully.

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Matcha Tea Latté

Matcha tea lattes are creamy and milky with the faint bittersweet notes of green tea. You can sweeten them with honey or other sweeteners, or drink them plain. 

  • Author: Jenny
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces whole milk
  • 1 packet matcha tea powder (approximately 1 teaspoon)

Instructions

Pour the milk into a milk frother, like this one. Sprinkle the matcha over the milk, and turn on the frother until the milk is warmed, and the matcha is fully dissolved.

Serve warm.

Notes

Add-ins for your Match Tea Latté: You can add collagen peptides, vanilla bean powder, spirulina, or honey.

Dairy-free alternative: If you’re dairy-free by necessity or choice, try substituting 12 ounces light coconut milk for the full-fat milk.

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Where to Buy Matcha for Lattés

Matcha is very fine, powdered green tea made from young leaves that is traditionally produced and used in Japan. There are several grades of matcha with ceremonial grade matcha being of the highest quality.

Tea can uptake heavy metals from the soil, so you want to purchase a very high-quality tea. You can purchase a quadruple-screened, ceremonial grade matcha here.

Matcha green tea latte

Our Other Favorite Morning Drinks

If you like matcha lattés in the morning, you might also like some of our other favorite morning drinks too!

Chai-spiced Butter Tea is vibrant and nourishing, enlivened by the flavor of sweet spices like cloves and coriander.

Mexican-Style Hot Chocolate made with dark chocolate, warm milk and just a hint of spice.

Supergreen Morning Tonic is perfect in the spring and a vibrant morning juice with wheatgrass, mint and apple.

Golden Milk is another deeply nourishing morning drink that’s spiked with antioxidant-rich turmeric.

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