Matcha Latte Recipe

This hot and delicious latte is simple and quick to make at home and might even make you consider replacing your normal morning latte with Matcha. No wonder Matcha Latte is becoming increasing popular at cafes around the world.

Ingredients

  • Matcha green tea powder – preferably Ceremonial Grade – 2.5gm (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Hot water – 80 degrees Celsius (175 degrees Fahrenheit) – 20 ml
  • Milk – frothed or steamed – 150 ml (three quarter cup)
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon (according to taste)

How to make

  1. Sift Matcha powder into a cup. Or, you can simply put 1/2 teaspoon directly into the cup if the Matcha powder used is high quality, smooth and very fine. Premium quality ceremonial grade Matcha powder has particle size in microns and hence sifting is not required.
  2. Pour hot water (80 degree C or 175 degree F) into the cup.
    • Tip: Cup with wide base is preferred as it gives enough space for proper whisking and there is less risk of the cup tipping over. Japanese tea ceremonies use Chawan bowls to drink Matcha tea. These are wide and do not have handles. At home, any cup or glass with wide based is good to use.
  3. Whisk vigorously until there are no lumps and uniform foam or fine froth with tiny bubbles is formed.
    • Tip: Preferably use Japanese style bamboo whisk, called chasen, which gives perfect consistency. But if you don’t have chasen, normal kitchen manual or hand-held powered whisk can be used.
  4. Add honey to taste
  5. Add warm, frothed or steamed milk and serve

This café style matcha latte can be prepared in 5-10 mins once you have all the required ingredients and utensils. It is smooth, refreshing, healthy and rejuvenating.

Additional Tips

  • Enhance your experience with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or cinnamon on top
  • You can use any sweetener of choice instead of honey. Other healthy options are stevia, rapadura sugar, maple syrup
  • If allergic to normal milk or vegan option is preferred, use Oat, Almond, or coconut milk. Oat milk specifically goes well with Matcha

Relax and Enjoy!

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