Best Homemade Matcha Green Tea Latte

November 19, 2021

An alternative drink you can choose instead of coffee to start the day energetic in the morning: Matcha Latte!

How about learning how to make this foamy and creamy drink? Instead of starting the day with the drinks you are used to, make a homemade Matcha Latte. This refreshing and healthy recipe is very easy to prepare. Make a delicious drink with 3 ingredients in just 10 minutes.

Enjoy the foamy Matcha Latte with matcha powder, milk and sweetener. With this recipe, you can reach the taste you drink in your favorite coffee shop at home. Bon Appetit.

Matcha Green Tea LattePhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %90
Difficulty Easy
Servings 1 people
Preparation 2 mins
Cooking 5 mins
Total 7 mins

Tips

  • Use good quality matcha powder.
  • Matcha powder usually has a short shelf life. Store the product according to the package instructions of the brand you are using. After opening, make sure to consume within 2 months for the best color and flavor.
  • Use the matcha whisk to whisk the matcha powder. In this way, there will be no clumping.
  • If you don't have a special bamboo whisk for matcha, you can use a regular whisk or or milk frother.
  • Make sure the matcha powder is completely dissolved in the hot water before combining the matcha and milk. Add a little more hot water if needed and whisk with a matcha whisk until it is completely dissolved.
  • Mix matcha powder with 175 °F - 200 °F degree of water. Make sure the water does not boil. You can use a kitchen thermometer to check the temperature of the water.
  • If you are heating water in a kettle, let it rest for 5 minutes after the water boils.
  • You can use any type of milk you want. Barista milk, whole milk, coconut milk, or almond milk are ideal for this recipe.
  • You can choose honey, maple syrup or agave syrup to sweeten this recipe.
  • This recipe can also be made cold. Put all the ingredients in a jar and shake them. Then add ice and serve it.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Put the matcha powder in a glass. Add 100 ml of hot water to it and mix the matcha powder with a whisk/brush until it has a smooth and foamy consistency.
  2. Put the milk in the milk frother. Get frothy and warm milk.
  3. Then add the warm milk and honey to the matcha mixture. Mix lightly with a whisk.
  4. Your matcha latte is ready. Bon Appetit.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Matcha Green Tea Latte
Serves 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories187
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9 g11.5%
Cholesterol 20 mg6.7%
Sodium 127 mg5.5%
Protein 10 g20%
Potassium 488 mg10.4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What is Matcha?

Matcha is a type of powdered green tea usually grown and produced in Japan. Matcha powder is made by grinding green tea leaves. It is full of antioxidants. It contains caffeine. Matcha powder is especially used in making tea and lattes. It is also used in smoothies, ice cream, milkshakes and dessert recipes such as donuts and cakes.

For questions about Matcha Green Tea Powder, check out our post.

Does Matcha Contain Caffeine?

Yeah. Matcha powder contains caffeine. However, the amount of caffeine in matcha is less than in coffee. 1 cup of coffee contains about 100-120 mg of caffeine. On the other hand, Matcha contains 50% less caffeine.

Matcha vs Green Tea

Both matcha and green tea are derived from the plant Camellia Sinensis. Matcha is green tea leaves that have been ground into powder. The production processes of matcha tea and green tea are different. Matcha tea is made from leaves grown in the shade. Green tea is obtained by drying the leaves immediately after they are collected.

Matcha powder contains more caffeine than green tea. The amount of caffeine may vary depending on the preparation of the drinks. 1 gram of matcha powder contains about 19-44 mg of caffeine. 1 gram of green tea contains about 12-25 mg of caffeine.

How to Make Vegan Matcha Latte?

Ingredients required to make a vegan and dairy-free Matcha Latte recipe are matcha powder, hot water, plant-based milk and sweetener.

Coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk or cashew milk can be used as plant-based milk. Instead of honey as a sweetener, you can choose plant-based maple syrup or agave syrup.

To prepare Vegan Matcha Latte, put the matcha powder in a bowl and add hot water to it. Whisk until the matcha green tea powder is fully dispersed. Then add the coconut milk that you heated in the milk frother. Mix all the ingredients. Serve with sweetener if desired.

How to Serve Matcha Latte?

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