Matcha Latte

If you are looking for an easy at home latte recipe that delivers a little pick-me-up of caffeine as well as other health benefits and is full of flavor, you need to try this matcha latte recipe. It’s only three ingredients and doesn’t require any special machines to brew.

Related: Matcha Green Tea Smoothie and a classic Latte Recipe

Ingredients

  • Matcha powder
  • Water
  • Milk – dairy or an alternative like oat milk or soy
  • Sweetener – optional, but I like honey or simple syrup

How to Make a Matcha Latte

Add the matcha powder to the hot water. Whisk powder into the water, making sure it fully dissolves and no lumps remain. You can do this by hand with a small whisk, a matcha whiskor a milk frothing wand.

Pour the matcha shot into your mug. Steam the milk and whisk/froth. Then pour the milk into the mug as well.

If you want to add a sweetener, like honey or simple syrup, stir that into the matcha shot before adding the hot milk.

Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is green tea and matcha the same?

Matcha is a type of green tea. Matcha is the same plant but it’s grown and the powder is prepared differently from green tea.

Does matcha have caffeine?

Yes. Although a cup of matcha tends to have less caffeine than a cup of coffee. On average, a matcha tea has around 70 mg of caffeine while a cup of coffee (same size) will have around 100 mg.

Is matcha good for you?

Yes. Matcha is high in amino acids and antioxidants. It also contains caffeine which can have benefits when consumed in proper quantities.

What’s in a matcha latte?

Matcha powder, water and milk. Any kind of milk can be used in a matcha latte, such as whole dairy milk, oat milk, soy milk, etc.

Types of Matcha

  • Ceremonial Grade – The highest quality matcha powder, it’s primarily used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies or as a standalone beverage. This type tends to be the most expensive but has the best color and flavor.
  • Premium Grade – Can be used as a standalone drink but also can be used in cooking or mixed into other beverages like lattes, smoothies, or cocktails. This type is one step below ceremonial grade but still a high quality powder.
  • Culinary/Ingredient Grade – Used primarily for cooking, baking or mixed drinks. The quality might be lower than the premium and ceremonial types of matcha, but the ingredient is still great for baked goods and other edible projects.

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An easy three-ingredient latte with matcha powder, water and milk.

Yield 1

Prep 5 minutes

Total 5 minutes

Instructions

  • Add the matcha powder to the hot water.

  • Whisk powder into the water, making sure it fully dissolves and no lumps remain. You can do this by hand with a small whisk, a matcha whiskor a milk frothing wand.
  • Pour the matcha shot into your mug.

  • Steam the milk and whisk/froth. Then pour the milk into the mug as well.

  • If you want to add a sweetener, like honey or simple syrup, stir that into the matcha shot before adding the hot milk.

Notes

You can use dairy milk or any milk alternative in this recipe like oat milk, soy, etc.
If you want to sweeten this latte, try a teaspoon or two of honey or simple syrup.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Matcha Latte

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.

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