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The Best Matcha Latte Recipe

January 16, 2016
the best matcha latte green tea recipe that is also vegan

If you haven’t tried matcha green tea yet, you’re in for a treat. A matcha latte is a delicious drink that is warming in the winter and can be enjoyed iced in the summer. I’ve been getting them a ton this week and although they aren’t massively expensive, I am trying to save money and not buy as many drinks when I’m on my way to work. Here’s the best matcha latte recipe you’ll ever find!

Best Matcha Latte Recipe

the best matcha latte green tea recipe that is also vegan

Enter this awesome matcha tea set I got from Amazon that is used for traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, complete with a cute whisk holder. It’s a little pricey and even though I’ve wanted to buy a set for a while, I’ve been putting it off because I am extremely cheap (but not when it comes to workout clothes and food hehe). I’m pleased that I finally bought it though as it makes an extremely creamy and smooth matcha latte. It is absolutely not an essential, and any whisk would work, but the matcha tea set is definitely an investment piece for me – makes a nice party trick πŸ˜‰

What’s the difference between matcha and green tea?

It’s actually more difficult than I anticipated to clearly explain the difference between matcha and green tea (most store bought green tea is actually called sencha). According to Shizen Tea, the big difference between matcha and (sencha) green tea is in their cultivation which results in differences to taste, price and health benefits. 

the best matcha latte green tea recipe that is also vegan

You can read all about the benefits of green tea here and here. There’s not even research that has been done solely on matcha to give any solid information, but so far it does point to the fact that it is rich in minerals and antioxidants, and has been effective in reducing blood glucose levels.  

The Best Matcha Latte Recipe

Matcha Latte Recipe - Vegan
Serves 1
A creamy matcha latte sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. It uses cashew milk to turn it into a vegan friendly drink.
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  1. 1tsp + 1/4 tsp Matcha green tea powder (I used Republic of Tea)
  2. 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla cashew milk (I used So Delicious)
  3. 1tsp of your choice of sweetener (I used stevia)
  4. 2tbsp hot water
  1. First, sieve 1tsp of matcha green tea powder into a bowl.
  2. Then, add 2tbsp hot water and whisk, either with a traditional bamboo whisk or modern whisk.
  3. Then, add your milk (should be hot but not boiling) and your sweetener - whisk until smooth.
  4. Add about 1/4tsp matcha green tea powder, again using a sieve, as a fun topping.
  5. Add a straw or drink straight from the bowl!
  1. Can use any milk or any sweetener
  2. If using sugar, increase to 1-2 tbsp
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I made a quick little video to show you how the matcha latte is made using a traditional tea set as well as the ingredients listed above. Let me know what you think about it by watching it here!

The Easiest Way To Shake Up Your Morning Routine

I challenge you to make a matcha latte instead of buying your standard Starbucks latte! An eight ounce cup of matcha latte has a similar amount of caffeine as a grande coffee at Starbucks so don’t worry, you’ll still get your hit of caffeine in the morning. Let me know what you think of this recipe and if you tried it. I’m always so excited to hear about your experience!

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