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How to Make a Matcha Green Tea Latte at Home

You don't need much{a} to enjoy a homemade matche green tea latte. All you have to have available to you is a few ingredients, guidance (which we have for you in this blog) and some inspiration. When we say precision, we mean that you have to be very particular about how you treat the matcha green tea when prepping it for the latte so that you end up tasting a real good latte.

The Ingredients You Need:

  1. 1 tea spoon of culinary matcha
  2. 1/2 cup of milk ( You may use cow milk, almond milk, coconut milk or any other type you like)
  3. 1/2 cup of hot water boiled to 175° degrees
  4. Ice cubes if you would like to make an Iced Matcha Tea Latte

Matcha Latte

The Knowledge:

You've probably heard about matcha already, especially if you are a tea connoisseur but it is possible that you have not heard about the fact that there are different grades of matcha and they are used for different purposes. 

  • Culinary matcha, also known as cooking or kitchen matcha is meant to be mixed with other ingredients to prepare lattes, smoothies, ice cream and even desserts.
  • Ceremonial matcha is the finest quality of all matcha teas and is the one that is being used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. It is supposed to be consumed mixed only with hot water and is normally much more expensive in comparison to the culinary grade. 

Considering that we will be preparing a tea latte, we will be using the culinary matcha because otherwise it would be just a waste of money to use the artisanal ceremonial.

The Precision:

It is essential to know that you should mix matcha with the right temperature water so that you won't destroy all the benefits of this precious tea. You can’t simply use boiling water of 212° to blend you matcha with because it changes the tea flavour. So bring up water to boil until it reaches 175° degrees. 

Now, having the essential knowledge and the precision, it's time to make your matcha latte.

culinary matcha from Harney & Sons

Here is what it takes from you:

Boil water to 175° degrees and pour half a cup in a small bowl or alternatively matcha tea bowl. Add 1 tea spoon of the culinary matcha to it and assuming that you have a bamboo whisk available to you, whisk it in the hot water until it turns into a consistent paste or thicker liquid.

If you would like hot matcha tea latte, heat up and froth 1/2 cup of milk and add in the matcha mixture to it, stir and serve. If you would like iced matcha tea latte, transfer over the matcha liquid into a glass filled with your choice of cold milk and ice. 

If you prefer your matcha drinks sweeter, you may add in honey, stevia or any other sweetener of your choice. 

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