You can make this iced matcha green tea latte in two minutes! Maybe even less. I can't think of a better way to get matcha tea benefits. Simply delicious!
Love, love, love matcha!
I drink matcha almost every single day. Matcha is a finely powdered green tea unique from every other tea. These days you don't need to be a Buddhist monk to deftly blend matcha with a bamboo whisk. I will show you the easiest way to whisk and blend matcha green tea powder into a beautifully blended drink.
Most people think you have to mix matcha with hot water. But if you have prepared your matcha properly prior to mixing you can easily blend matcha powder in cold water. To prepare the green tea powder, sift the powder through a sieve before blending. This will reduce clumping and allow for easy cold brew blending.
To make this process even quicker, I take the entire container of green tea matcha powder when I first purchase it and push it through a fine sieve with a spoon. Then I return the matcha powder back to the original container and keep it tightly sealed and ready for each use.
Two simple ingredients create this delicious green tea latte. Matcha comes in three main grades; ceremonial, premium and culinary. I like to use ceremonial grade matcha for my beverages.
Grades of Matcha
The best ceremonial grade matcha is made from leaf that is shaded from sunlight for the last few weeks before harvest. This increases the chlorophyll, theanine and umami flavors, producing a bright green color.
Ceremonial grade green tea powder is for drinking. Premium grade matcha is used for mixing in beverages. Culinary grade green tea powder matcha is for baking and cooking.
Sometimes you'll see the culinary grades broken down into subcategories. Stick with premium or cafe grades.
- premium - best matcha powder for lattes
- cafe - for baking and cooking
- ingredient - older leaves
- kitchen - not as fine
- classic - common
The most important thing to remember when you buy matcha powder is to buy Japanese matcha green tea powder. Even though other countries make matcha, Japanese matcha is the best quality.
Pro tip: Always buy Japanese matcha powder.
To make this ridiculously easy iced matcha green tea latte you will need matcha (of course) and almond milk. I like to use the Pacific Foods Almond Milk because it's organic and the vanilla almond milk adds a really nice flavor. But you can use any kind of milk in your latte including almond, soy, rice or cow.
For the milk frother, I use the Aerolatte brand. It works beautifully! It has just enough power to froth milk for a latte or blend matcha to drink without blowing milk and matcha all over the place.
Iced Matcha Latte Recipe
Better than Starbucks green tea latte any day!
Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte
- Aerolatte frother
- 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
- 8 ounces vanilla almond milk
- 1 teaspoon honey optional
- Add matcha powder to glass.
- Add 2 ounces of almond milk to glass.
- Whisk together with milk frother until matcha powder is completely incorporated into the milk.
- Pour the remaining 6 ounces of almond milk into the glass and froth together.
- Add ice and enjoy.
Matcha Green Tea Benefits
Matcha tea benefits are many because you are consuming the entire leaf itself. Matcha tea powder is made by grinding the tea leaf between stones until it is a fine green tea powder.
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- Contains EGCG or Epigallocatechin gallate is a catechin – a form of antioxidant.
- High in antioxidants.
- EGCG in matcha is three times higher than any other green tea.
- Thirty times more Vitamin C than regular green tea.
- Catechins turn fat into energy.
Where to Buy Matcha Tea
My favorite places to buy matcha green tea powder online are:
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They have some of the very finest Uji matcha from Japan.
It offers organic and ceremonial grade matcha from Japan.
I like their ceremonial grade matcha. They have a variety of traditional and flavored matcha.
Offers three grades of Japanese matcha for all your matcha needs.
Their Japanese Authentic Ceremonial Matcha was a 2018 Global Tea Champion. Use CODE: BETTER
The best matcha green tea latte is the one you make at home! Enjoy.