You might have heard of matcha before; if you haven’t, I mean matcha. Matcha is a finely ground Japanese green tea powder known for its antioxidant and metabolism-boosting benefits. However, it is also relatively high in caffeine, so it is a good swap if you cut back on the coffee. And today, I’ll share this easy milky matcha latte drink you need to try.
Since it is not so popular, except in the finest establishments, I figured I might as well learn to make it myself. Authentic matcha is not so cheap – it is definitely a bit of a splurge. But I recommend you try it, especially if you are trying to get off the coffee. Just think about all that money you spend on takeaway cups.
I am going through a rather hardcore phase of matcha latte love. It is perfect when it is frothed to oblivion with hot milk in a creamy green latte. A cup of green milk gets a few odd looks from neighbouring desks, but it is worth it.
Milky Matcha Latte
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 50 ml water boiling
- 200 ml milk hot
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ¼ cup ice cubes
- Boil the kettle. Use a whisk or milk frother to mix 1 teaspoon matcha powder with 50 ml boiling water.
- Add the water gradually whilst mixing to combine. Froth the milk until light and aerated, then add the water and dissolved matcha in the milk, mixing as you go.
- Sweeten to taste with honey or sugar. Enjoy cold or hot.