There's nothing like a matcha latte made with fresh raspberries. Try this super easy raspberry matcha recipe that's perfectly delicious.
Have you ever made a matcha latte before? This is a simple traditional latte with added fruit that takes the matcha latte to the next level. The raspberry is just enough to round out the matcha flavor.
Does Matcha Go With Raspberry?
The short answer is yes - absolutely! Matcha goes with all kinds of fruit. You can substitute the raspberries with strawberries for an equally delicious strawberry matcha latte.
- Texture: The raspberry adds a subtly sweet berry flavor unique for a powdered tea latte.
- Taste: If you're ever craving FLAVOR in your matcha latte, start here. There is a slight vegetal flavor from the matcha, but the rest of the flavor comes from raspberries. I'm using fresh raspberries, not artificial raspberry flavoring. Almond or oat milk is entirely optional, but it adds another level of taste. You can skip it if desired and use regular whole cow's milk.
- Ease: Matcha lattes of any kind and flavor are relatively simple. Once you're comfortable with sifting and whisking matcha powder, the process is simple. This recipe requires an extra step to a traditional latte, but it's pretty simple: simmer the berries in sugar and water before using.
- Time: The latte comes together quickly in a few minutes. Simmer, whisk and pour.
Raspberry Matcha Latte
It's easy and delicious to make a layered matcha drink using raspberry since it's naturally sweet.
Matcha green tea powder pairs well with any sweet fruit, so it's no surprise it tastes delicious when combined with raspberry or strawberry. You could even use blueberry - any of the berries will work.
There are two grades of matcha, ceremonial and culinary.
I prefer to use higher-grade matcha for most lattes as you can taste the astringency if it is low quality, especially if you don't want to add sugar.
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Culinary grade tends to be more bitter because it is made with older growth leaves. Because of this, the culinary grade is perfect for baking and adding to smoothies or lattes. It's your choice here.
Add sugar, water and raspberries to a sauce pan.
Simmer the raspberries with sugar and water for 10 minutes.
Creating the layered effect is simple and has to do with weight. The heavier sweetened berries go in first. Followed by the warmed milk and topped off with the whisked matcha.
Iced Raspberry Matcha Latte
You can use this same recipe for an iced latte. Add a layer of ice on top of the raspberries before pouring in the milk. This is similar to a Starbucks' secret menu item by adding raspberry syrup to an iced latte.
But it's so much better when you make it at home with fresh raspberries. No artificial raspberry syrup here!
How to Layer Raspberry Matcha Latte
- Sift matcha to remove clumps.
- Add hot water.
- Mix well with a bamboo whisk or electric frother.
- Add raspberry puree to a glass.
- Add milk of choice: oat, almond, or cow.
- Slowly pour the prepared matcha over the top.
Raspberry Matcha Shortcut
For a quick shortcut, Adagio makes raspberry matcha already naturally flavored. Their matcha raspberry comes from Uji, Japan, and is a first harvest, spring tea blended with natural tart raspberry flavor. A Samidori cultivar is considered a high grade for everyday consumption.
Raspberry Matcha Latte Recipe
Raspberry Matcha Latte
- ½ cup raspberries
- ¼ cup sugar
- ⅛ cup water
- 2 tsp matcha powder sifted
- ¼ cup warm water
- 10 ounce milk
- Sift matcha for smooth consistency
- Add hot water and whisk
Prepare Raspberry Puree
- Simmer raspberries, sugar and water for 10 minutes
Create Matcha Latte
- Add raspberry puree to glass
- Add warmed milk of choice over raspberries.
- (If making an iced latte - add ice over the raspberries before pouring in the milk)
- Slowly pour the matcha over the top.
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