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Matcha Latte

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Try this classic matcha latte recipe! This comforting beverage boasts a vibrant green color and smooth, creamy flavor. Enjoy it hot or cold, and customize it with a touch of sweetness. Here’s how to make a matcha latte. For an iced latte, go to Iced Matcha Latte.


  • 3/4 teaspoon matcha green tea powder*
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) cool filtered water
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup)
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) hot water (175 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) steamed or frothed whole milk (or oat milk for vegan)


  1. Whisk the matcha: Add the matcha to a spouted bowl or glass liquid measuring cup. Add a drizzle of the cool water and whisk the matcha with a bamboo whisk or regular whisk to form it into a paste. Add the remaining cool water and whisk vigorously back and forth until a thick foamy layer appears, about 20 to 30 seconds. Or, you can simply shake the matcha powder and cool water in a jar until frothy.
  2. Combine with water and honey: Stir the hot water and honey in a mug. Pour the foamy matcha into the mug and stir gently.
  3. Steam or froth the milk: Steam the milk with an espresso machine or froth the milk using your method of choice (milk frother, French press, or whisk).
  4. Serve: Pour the steamed or frothed milk into the center of the matcha and serve.


*For the brightest green color and best flavor, we recommend this Ceremonial Grade Matcha. This Latte Grade Matcha also works, but has a more muted color and bitter flavor. Avoid Cooking Grade Matcha here; the flavor isn’t up to snuff.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Latte
  • Cuisine: Tea
  • Diet: Vegetarian