Making this at home is actually very easy. All you need is a little patience to heat up the milk. If you have a milk frothing machine, this recipe is even easier! After repeated experiments, we settled on this ratio of matcha, milk and sweetener to create a matcha latte that is smooth, just a tad sweet, and most importantly, has a great matcha flavor.
How to make the classic matcha latte
Makes 1 cup
- 2 tsp (4g) of matcha powder
- 3 tbsp (45 ml) of water
- 200 ml of cow’s milk
- 1 tsp of powdered brown sugar (adjust based on desired sweetness levels and type of sweetener)
1. Measure out 2 tbsp of room temperature water and 2 tsp of matcha powder.
2. Add the water and matcha into a bowl and whisk it up using a bamboo whisk.
3. Pour the concentrated matcha shot into your cup. Use a spoon to get all the matcha out. Add 1 tsp of powdered brown sugar (or equivalent if using other preferred sweeteners). Mix well.
4. Heat 200 ml of milk to a temperature of about 65 degrees celsius. Use an automatic frothing machine if you have one.
5. Pour the milk over the matcha mixture and stir well.
Best way to mix the matcha and water
Where possible, we try to only incorporate tools most people already have in the kitchen. But for this recipe, our recommendation is to mix the matcha and water in a separate bowl using a bamboo whisk. We do not recommend battery-operated frothers because these tend to clump up the matcha. They do best where there is a lower amount of matcha compared to water.
Which matcha to use for matcha lattes?
We get this question all the time. The optimal choice is to use our Superior Ceremonial Matcha. It is an incredibly versatile blends that allows you to make an affordable matcha latte with reduced levels of sweetener.
You can also use any of our other ceremonial grade matcha blends to make lattes, but it can get very costs very quickly. Most of the nuanced flavors will also be lost amidst the milk and sweetener.