I’m a huge coffee drinker and my morning really isn’t complete until I’ve had some form of coffee, whether it’s black, or a mocha or cappuccino. In the afternoons, I usually drink tea, but I find that drinking plain tea, loose leaf or tea bags, can be a little underwhelming sometimes. So I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of tea lattes like London fogs (also known as an earl grey tea latte), chai lattes, and now my new personal favorite matcha green tea lattes.
I can’t believe it took me this long to try a matcha latte at home! It’s so easy, creamy and yummy. So try making this super easy homemade matcha tea latte recipe that will take little time and literally warm your soul. It’ll beat going to the coffee shop in the morning and save you some money!
Matcha Tea Latte
YIELDS: 2 Lattes
2 teaspoons of organic matcha powder
1 cup of boiling water
1 cup of milk (I like to use almond milk)
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste (can substitute with vanilla extract)
Pour matcha powder into a bowl and add a few tablespoons of boiling water. Then whisk together until a thick paste forms. Adding a little bit of water will help dissolve the matcha easier.
Add the rest of the boiling water into a blender and then add the matcha paste. Then add milk, honey, and vanilla to the mix and blend on high for 10-15 seconds. I like to use my Nutribullet for this.
Finally, pour into two mugs.
Top with extra milk or frothed milk if desired.
A FEW RECIPE NOTES:
If you own a milk frother, I would recommend topping your matcha latte with some extra frothed milk and sprinkle some matcha powder on top!
You can also easily make this an iced tea latte by adding a few ice cubes to your drink.
Recipe by guest contributor Lindsay Kinder, of Food La La, your go-to for the hows, whats, and whys of cooking healthy, but delicious food!
Photography by Erica Garlieb.
Matcha powder served with steamed milk and some sugar.
Matcha lattes are a healthier option compared to coffee, however, too much sugar in a matcha latte can be unhealthy. Matcha can boost memory, high in antioxidants, and detoxifies the body.
Matcha contains less caffeine than coffee creating more sustained energy with no energy crash. Matcha protects against disease and aging.
It is OK to drink a little bit of Matcha before bed but drinking a whole cup does contain caffeine to keep you up. Some studies have shown that drinking some Matcha before bed can help shut down your mind and ease sleep.