Classic Matcha Latte

Your Guide to Making Matcha Latte Drinks

How to Make the Perfect Matcha Latte

Are you ready to embark on a journey into the world of matcha? A delicious matcha latte is just a few steps away. Follow this simple guide to craft your own matcha masterpiece.

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1 tsp matcha powder

2 oz hot water (175°F/80°C)

6 oz steamed milk (dairy or plant-based)

Sweetener of your choice (optional)


Matcha bowl or a small mixing bowl

Bamboo matcha whisk (chasen) or a small whisk

A mug or cup

A kettle or microwave for heating water

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Gather Your Tools: Ensure you have all the necessary equipment ready.

2. Sift the Matcha: Using a fine-mesh sieve or a matcha sifter, sift the matcha powder into your matcha bowl or a mixing bowl. This helps to break up clumps and ensures a smooth, lump-free latte.

3. Preheat Your Bowl: To keep your matcha latte warm, it's a good idea to preheat your bowl. Simply pour some hot water into the bowl, swirl it around for a few seconds, and then discard the water.

4. Measure and Add Matcha: Add 1 teaspoon of matcha powder to your preheated bowl.

5. Add Hot Water: Heat 2 ounces of water to approximately 175°F (80°C) - just below boiling. Pour the hot water over the matcha powder.

6. Whisk It Up: Using a bamboo matcha whisk (chasen) or a small whisk, briskly whisk the matcha and hot water together in a zigzag motion. Whisk vigorously to create a frothy layer on top.

7. Steam the Milk: While you're whisking the matcha, heat and froth 6 ounces of milk of your choice. You can use a frother, steam wand, or simply heat it in a microwave and whisk vigorously until frothy.

8. Combine Matcha and Milk: Pour the frothy matcha mixture into your favorite mug or cup.

9. Add Steamed Milk: Gently pour the hot, frothy milk into the matcha mixture. Hold back the foam with a spoon to let the milk flow first if you want a layered effect.

10. Sweeten to Taste: - If desired, add sweetener like honey, agave syrup, or sugar to taste. Stir until it's fully dissolved.

11. Enjoy Your Matcha Latte: - Sip your matcha latte slowly, savoring the delightful blend of earthy matcha and creamy milk.

Pro Tips:

Adjust the matcha and milk ratios to suit your taste. Some prefer a stronger matcha flavor, while others like it milder.

Experiment with different milk options like almond, soy, oat, or coconut for unique flavors.

For an iced matcha latte, follow the same steps but pour the matcha mixture over ice before adding cold milk.

Invest in a quality matcha powder for the best flavor.

Now you're equipped with the knowledge to make a perfect matcha latte at home. Enjoy the zen-like experience of crafting this vibrant green elixir, and customize it to your taste. Cheers to the world of matcha!

For information about Matcha Tea and making a traditional cup of tea check out this blog post HERE

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