What you will need
- 1 scoop of Matcha (we recommend matcha boutique's Miruku Matcha)
- 45ml water (Better if filtered)
- 300ml milk (Almond milk gives the best results to our taste. Any plant based or regular milk of your preference will give a great result)
- Matcha whisk (Chasen). You can find a very good quality bamboo one with the scoop and spoon here
- Electric water heater
- Electric milk frother or steamer for foamy milk (Simply heated milk will also work fine!)
- Sugar or honey (optional)
How to make a quick and delicious matcha latte at home
1. Heat some water.
Ideal water temperature for matcha making is 70-80C degrees. Avoid using boiling hot water to make matcha, since that might change the taste.
If your water is boiled in a heater, wait until it cools down a bit. Slightly colder than ideal temperature is better than boiling water.
Filtered water makes for a better tasting tea than tap water, so use that if possible.
2. Use a scoop to put matcha into a chawan and whisk with hot water.
Correct dosage for one cup (1 to 1.5g) looks like the one in the picture.
Try to mix the matcha with the scoop if there are lumps inside before adding the water. Using a strainer to sift the matcha is also a very good practice.
3. Whisk the matcha with some hot water.
Use a matcha whisk and move it up and down, in a “M” pattern. Avoid swirling the matcha in circles since that is not the good way of getting the matcha and water to mix. Just make the M shape until the lumps disappear. If you have many lumps, you will need to stir a bit more to dilute them. You can balance the taste with some more water if you don't want to use a lot of milk for the latte.
You will get a liquid with a very lush green color if you use the correct matcha, such as Miruku Matcha.
4. Heat and optionally froth milk.
If you don't have a frother, you can simply heat the milk on the stove or in the microwave. Matcha itself has a foamy texture; it will already feel froth combined with warm milk.
Use a small hand mixer or a dedicated milk frothing machine to create a foam.
Another good way is to use a steam hose on room temperature milk if you have a coffee machine.
5.: Put matcha into a mug then pour in the milk (or the other way around).
The matcha will slowly turn the milk green. If you have the barista skills, nothing prohibits you to draw a matcha leave or a heart shape with the milk :)
6. Optionally, sweeten with sugar or honey.
If you have a sweet tooth, stir a teaspoon of honey or sugar in.
Pro tip: for an extra luxurious latte experience, sprinkle some extra Matcha powder on top of your finished latte or add a dusting of cinnamon or cocoa powder for an extra flavour twist.
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