How To Make A Matcha Latte At Home

How To Make A Matcha Latte At Home

by Monica Ring February 06, 2019

How To Make A Matcha Latte At Home

So, you’re looking for a good and healthy matcha tea latte? What better way to drink one than by making it yourself? Many cafés have some kind of matcha green tea latte on their menu, even if they call it something else. However, you don’t really know if what you’re drinking comes with all the health benefits of a natural matcha latte. Making a matcha green tea latte ensures that there are no extra additives or preservatives that will prevent you from consuming the natural l-theanine amino acid. L-theanine is a natural element found in matcha, and it’s been proven to help reduce heart disease, stress, anxiety. It even aids in weight loss - - what more could you want?

If that’s not enough to motivate you to make your own matcha latte, then how about saving money? For a grande Starbucks matcha latte (which has tons of sugar), it’s a little over $4. If you times that by 7, including tax, you’re spending a little over $30 a week just on 7 cups of matcha green tea lattes. However, one package of Tenzo matcha powder is $21.99 and, for that price, you could have matcha every day of the month. Depending on how strong you like your matcha, making your latte at home could save you some $99 on thirty cups of what you would normally purchase at your local Starbucks.

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Your local cafe also might upcharge you every time you want to use a certain type of milk (coconut, almond, oat, etc). We encourage experimenting with different types of milk while making your matcha latte because, even though the amount of milk and matcha powder will stay the same, you’ll get a different taste out of each kind of milk. Aside from the milk, you might like the taste of honey in your matcha latte. While this is an ingredient in the recipe below, be aware that adding honey might interfere with the matcha powder itself. This then causes the matcha powder decrease in its health benefits.

Now, let’s move on to the real reason you’re reading this: You want to learn how to make matcha. Well, you’ve come to the right place, because we have the perfect matcha latte recipe for you.

MATCHA LATTE INGREDIENTS:

Directions for Matcha Latte:

  1. Whisk 2 scoops (one tsp) of Matcha Green Tea with 2 oz of hot (but not boiling) water to make a green tea shot.
  2. Once the matcha green tea powder and water are completely blended, add the honey and whisk again thoroughly until the honey completely dissolves
  3. If you have an espresso machine with a steam frother, use it! Otherwise, heat the milk to a low simmer on the stove. When the milk is hot, whisk thoroughly to create some foam.
  4. Pour the hot milk into your latte mug and then add the matcha, water and honey mixture.
  5. Enjoy!

Monica Ring
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