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How to make the perfect Matcha Latte?

Matcha Latte
Matcha lattes are easy to make at home and can taste even better than the ones sold in coffee shops if made properly. Matcha latte is a drink made from Japanese green tea powder and milk. It can be made hot or iced. 
 

What you'll need

  • 1 teaspoon of Matcha (we recommend our Kōyō Matcha)
  • 45ml filtered water
  • 300ml milk (we recommend oat milk, but any will work)
  • Matcha whisk or Chasen (find the traditional bamboo one here)
  • Mesh strainer
  • Electric milk frother 
  • Electric kettle with temperature setting (to get the exact temperature)
  • Sugar or honey (optional)

How to make it

STEP 1: Heat water.

Don’t use boiling hot water to make Matcha - use simmered water instead.

Set the water temperature to 80°C to make matcha.

Filtered water makes for a better tasting tea than tap water, so use that if possible.

 

STEP 2: Sift matcha into a bowl and whisk with hot water.

Sifting is an important step in making sure there aren’t any clumps.

Use a matcha whisk and move it up and down, in a “M” pattern. Don’t swirl the matcha in circles since that doesn’t work very well in getting the matcha and water to mix.

 

STEP 3: Heat and froth milk.

There are two ways to make cafe-quality froth. One is using an electric milk frother which heats and froths milk at the same time.

The other is to use a French press. Simmer milk on the stovetop, then pour it–no more than halfway–into a French press. Move the plunger up and down until milk doubles in volume.

 

STEP 4: Put milk into a mug then pour in matcha.

The matcha will slowly turn the milk green.

 

[Optional] STEP 5: Sweeten with sugar or honey.

Stir in a teaspoon of honey or sugar.

Top off drink with a dusting of matcha powder or cinnamon.