Matcha green tea can be enjoyed in so many ways; it is certainly not limited to the traditional hot tea and water beverage many would expect!
One of the most enjoyable ways to drink matcha tea is in a green tea matcha latte. The smooth, slightly bittersweet taste of the matcha tea is the perfect combination with creamy milk and a little natural sweetener (if desired).
How to Make a Matcha Tea Latte
- 1 teaspoon of matcha powder
- 60 ml boiling water (per cup)
- 190ml milk (per cup)
(Almond milk is particularly tasty with matcha)
- Agave, honey or sugar (to taste)
- Boil water
- Sift the matcha powder into a cup
- If you want a hot latte, warm the milk on the stovetop (do not boil)
- Whisk 1 teaspoon of match powdered tea per serving with 60 ml of boiling water per serve, until fully dissolved
- When powder is fully dissolved into a smooth paste, add milk and mix well.
- Your matcha latte should be a light, vibrant green colour!
- Sweeten to taste, if desired, preferably with agave or honey.
- For extra appeal, sprinkle a little matcha powder on top of the latte for decoration.
- For variety, add vanilla, almond, chai spice, cinnamon, coconut, or mint flavours
- Quantities are variable. Some may prefer a stronger brew, others may prefer it weaker.
- To make an iced matcha latte, simply use cold milk.
- Milk may be frothed as one would when making a cafe latte, if desired.
- Do not use artificial sweeteners with matcha tea. Not only are they dreadful for your health and wellbeing (and why mess with such a beneficial wellness product as matcha?), but they will negatively impact the flavour of the matcha.
Matcha tea is truly like powdered gold – the ambrosia or nectar of the gods, delicious hot or cold, it should be savoured – and there is no better way to do so than in a matcha tea latte.
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