A jar of matcha powder next to ceramic cups and a whisk, ready for a matcha latte recipe.

How to make Matcha latte: A simple recipe

Master the craft of Matcha Latte with our recipe. Discover techniques for a silky texture and tips to customize your beverage for a unique at-home drink experience.

Difficoltà del processo

Low

Tempo richiesto

5 minutes

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A steaming cup of Matcha Latte is a delicious beverage that can be easily made at home. Mastering the method of making your own Matcha Latte can not only save money but is also beneficial for your health. Matcha, originating from China during the Wei and Jin dynasties, later flourished in Japan. Its production involves harvesting tender tea leaves in spring, steaming them to halt fermentation, and then shaping them into a block for preservation. When it's time to consume, the tea block is first roasted to dry, and then ground into a fine powder using a natural stone mill.

Things you need to make Matcha Latte

  • Matcha Powder
  • Water
  • Milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • Sugar or honey (optional)
  • Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • Whisk
Ingredients for a homemade matcha latte arranged on a table, featuring matcha powder and honey.

You can get Matcha powder in any supermarket, and any kind of Matcha would be great. Feel free to use your favorite milk, dairy, or plant-based; just keep in mind that not all milk froth equally.

Step by step guide: How to make Matcha latte 

Once you've assembled all the necessary ingredients, you're ready to make  perfect Matcha Latte. Begin by sifting the Matcha powder into a clean, dry bowl to ensure there are no clumps, which is important for achieving the smooth texture characteristic of a well-made Matcha Latte.

Ingredients for a homemade matcha latte arranged on a table, featuring matcha powder and honey.

Next, add a small amount of hot water to the sifted Matcha powder. Remember to use water that's just below boiling to avoid burning the delicate Matcha, which can change its natural flavors. With a bamboo whisk (chasen) which is traditionally used to blend the matcha powder and water into a smooth paste without clumps. If you don't have a chasen, a small regular whisk can work in a pinch, whisk the mixture in a brisk, zigzag motion until it becomes frothy and well-combined, creating a nice green paste. This step is essential for dissolving the Matcha, contributing to the latte's signature froth.

Hands holding a cup, demonstrating the whisking step in a matcha latte preparation guide.

Warm your choice of milk in a pot over medium heat or microwave is also fine, but be careful not to let it boil. Slowly pour the heated milk into the bowl with the Matcha mixture, stirring gently to combine. If you're using honey or other sweetener, add it to the mixture at this stage. For those who enjoy a hint of additional flavor, a drop or two of vanilla extract can add a lovely aromatic depth to your latte.

Pouring milk into a cup of matcha, a key step in the matcha latte-making process.
Finalizing a matcha latte recipe with a spoonful of honey for natural sweetness.

Finally, pour the Matcha Latte into your favorite cup. For an extra touch of beauty and to enhance the creamy texture, you should froth the milk before adding it to the Matcha. Use a milk frother or whisk to create a soft foam to top off your latte. 

Pouring well-prepared Matcha Latte from a mug into a cup

Enjoy the fruits of your work, savor the earthy, soothing flavors of your Matcha Latte, a perfect beverage for any time of day, whether you're seeking a morning energizer or an afternoon pick-me-up.

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