Aside from caffeine, matcha is fantastic for our bodies. It is packed with antioxidants, boosts metabolism, enhances concentration, rich in fiber. Although let’s be honest, caffeine is one of the main reasons I look forward to my hot cup of green tea matcha latte. It’s also very easy to prepare at home and a great alternative to coffee. It gives you all the energy, without any of the jitters. That is why I’ve been trying to mix it up and switch my second cup of coffee with either a cup of black or green tea or when I’m craving something light, less acidic and caffeinated, I will prepare a hot cup of green tea matcha latte.
Matcha is an acquired taste, and quite frankly, I wasn’t a huge fan when I tried it at first. It has a strong, bitter flavor that is not up to everyone’s liking. But I found that adding a bit of maple syrup (honey, or Stevia, depending on your personal preference) gives it the perfect amount of sweetness, without making it too sweet. After a while, it tastes perfectly fine without any additional sweeteners. It really just takes a bit of time to get used to the taste.
You can use any milk to make this green tea matcha latte recipe at home. I often prepare mine with unsweetened coconut milk, but I found that almond milk foams really well and gives it that lovely creamy texture we all love in a latte. That is why it’s my preferred choice for this recipe.
Lastly, do not let the milk come to a boil. It has to be at drinking temperature. Otherwise, the taste of your latte will be a bit off and weird.
Green Tea Matcha Latte Recipe
- 1 tsp matcha
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp boiling water
- 1/2 tbsp organic maple syrup (optional for sweetness)
- Heat the milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a pot.
- Using a frother, mix the boiling water and matcha.
- Pour the milk over the matcha and water mixture.
Craving more matcha recipes? Have you tried a matcha chia pudding?