Today I am sharing with you my matcha latte recipe that is super simple and easy. I’ve started replacing my morning cup of coffee most days for a matcha latte. Although it has less caffeine, I find it offers a more sustained energy boost. It’s also stocked full of antioxidants, and because it’s made up of ground green tea leaves, it has much more than traditional green tea.
Matcha can be very intimidating at first, so I will walk you through the how to behind matcha and my favorite way to prepare it, a latte. So, gather your ingredients, you will need matcha, milk, and some sweetener, I am using Left Field Farms creamer for my recipe today.
On choosing your matcha:
It’s hard to find matcha in stores and there are many options online making it very difficult. There are also various types, culinary and ceremonial, and so many different shades of green. I find it easiest to buy on amazon and to carefully ready reviews. Matcha can be very pricey depending on the type, amount and quality. I usually find paying around 6-7 dollars an ounce is very affordable for Matcha. Expect to pay more for higher quality or the ceremonial grade matcha. Out of the ones I’ve tried so far, this one is my favorite. It has a balanced, yet bold, green tea, and almost grassy flavor.
left field farms
This matcha latte recipe is relatively simple, but it still requires a few steps. I recently discovered Left Field Farms creamer. I had sworn off traditional creamers (they’re filled with not-so-good-things) but discovered one with just real milk, cream, and sugar and is non-gmo project verified. It makes this recipe even simpler and adds the perfect amount of creamy and sweet.
Here’s how to make your Matcha Latte:
Each different kind of matcha will have a different taste and you may prefer more or less. Start with less matcha to figure out your own preference, you can always add in more!
What you need: 1/2-1 tsp. Matcha, 1 c. milk, sweetener of choice
- Place 1/2 – 1 tsp. Matcha in tea cup, matcha bowl, or mug
- Pour in 1/4 cup of hot water (almost boiling)
- Whisk Matcha and water (there’s a special Matcha whisk that can be used as well) making sure that Matcha is well incorporated.
- Add in sweetener of choice, I like to use Left Field Farms creamer for its ease of use and yummy factor
- Pour in about 1 cup steamed milk (notes on how to steam milk below)
Your matcha latte should have a nice balanced flavor, if it’s too bitter, try using less matcha, or add in more milk, or add in more sweetener. You may need to adjust this recipe for your personal taste.
How to steam milk:
I finally bought a milk frother and I don’t know why I waited so long. It makes the best steamed milk and froth and lattes are so easy to prepare now! Sometimes when I’m really tired I just pour the matcha in with the milk and forgo all the first few steps!
Before we got our milk frother, I would prepare milk for lattes several ways:
- Heat milk and use an immersion blender
- whisk milk on stove (my husband even uses our kitchen aid mixer!)
- heat milk and froth with french press
- shake heated milk in closed mason jar
If you don’t want to invest in a milk frother, you can get an electric whisk, like this one, which would also be really helpful for mixing matcha!
I hope that you decide to try matcha, especially if you like green tea, I think you will be quite pleased. It’s taken me several years to finally feel comfortable buying and preparing matcha, so reach out if you don’t like it at first! Adding a good sweetener, like Left Field Farms is also important for using matcha in a latte form.
Let me know if you have any questions! Do you like matcha?