A latte is a very popular way to consume matcha. In fact, many matcha lovers in North America started their addiction with a matcha latte. It’s a great way to experience matcha for the first time. However, most matcha lattes in cafes can be filled with a lot more sugar than pure, authentic matcha. A matcha latte can also be pretty expensive, especially if you’re buying them regularly.
The good news is that you can easily make a matcha latte at home and it will take less time than ordering one! All you need is a matcha (ceremonial or even a culinary grade will do here), your favourite milk (cows or plant based), water and a frothing device. You can even add sweetener if desired. The great thing about making a quick matcha latte at home is that you can control the sweetness. Don’t want any? Don’t add it! Just want a touch of sweetness? Don’t add too much! Say goodbye to those sugary matcha drinks.
What is a matcha latte?
Latte means milk in Italian. Matcha is a Japanese green tea powder made from tencha tea leaves. Put the two together and you have a matcha latte. This can be similar to a latte made with coffee, except matcha is healthier and also does not come with jitters from caffeine later on. While this is not the traditional way to make and drink matcha, a matcha latte is still warm, comforting and so delicious! It’s also filled with antioxidants. Replace your morning cup of coffee with this and you’ll begin to notice a difference in your day-to-day routine.
For this recipe, any of Grace & Green’s matcha offerings will work well.
Grace & Green Matcha Latte
1 1/2 teaspoon Grace & Green matcha
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup warm milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1. Sift matcha into a cup. Add the hot water (not boiling!) and whisk with a handheld frother or a bamboo whisk (chasen).
2. Stir in sugar (or any other sweetener you like) until it is dissolved.
3. Froth the warm milk with either a handheld frother or an electric frother.
4. Add to the cup of matcha and enjoy!
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