Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe

64Matcha green tea lattes have become a popular twist on the cafe favorite of the standard latte. They yield a unique smooth flavor and a beautiful deep green color. It is important though to use high quality matcha when making matcha lattes otherwise your latte will have a very bitter or very strong grassy flavor, typically associated with low quality or fake matcha.

Another benefit aside from its great flavor to the matcha latte, is its added health benefits. Matcha is made from extremely finely ground Japanese gyokuro green tea. So the actual powder is the entire green tea leaf, which has been shown many times to have a wide array of vitamins (including C and E), minerals and is very high in antioxidants. Studies suggest that 3 cups or more of green tea daily can provide protection against cancer. However for those with difficulty consuming caffeine, matcha lattes are probably not for you. The typical matcha latte contains half as much caffeine as its espresso counterpart but is still fairly high, at about 35mg.

Here is a simple recipe for a delicious matcha latte. Easy to enjoy every morning.

Ingredients:
-1 Cup Milk (Soy or Almond also work)
-1/2 – 1 tsp Latte Matcha

Prep Time: 2 min
Cooking Time: 1 min

Instructions:
Heat milk. This can be done fairly quickly in a microwave in a heat proof container for one or two minutes. This can also be done on the stove in a pot, or by using a milk steamer.

In a blender, add hot milk and then your matcha. Blend for 30 seconds on medium speed. It is important to add your matcha after the milk, if matcha is added first, it will have a tendency to stick to the container.

Pour and enjoy.

*If you do not wish to use a blender or do not have one, a milk frother also works, so does a whisk in a bowl, a frothing wand or a milk steamer.

Foam tips:
-Skim milk or soy milk produce the most foam with a finer texture. Whole milk produces larger bubbles, and almond milks foam tends to not last as long.
-When using a milk steamer, starting with cold milk will give you a finer texture.
-When using a blender, do not go to high of speed and let it sit for 30 seconds after blended so the larger bubbles will pop and the foam will settle.