First thing's first, what is Matcha? We go in-depth into what Matcha is here, but basically, Matcha is an antioxidant-rich, metabolism-boosting, caffeine packed superfood without the acidity or crash and burn of espresso. Compared to espresso, Matcha has 5mg more caffeine per 8oz!
Matcha Lattes are a perfect, customizable way to consume this healthy and energizing tea. We've created a video below you can watch to learn more about this light, delicious drink and how to craft one yourself, or you can continue reading!
Crafting the perfect hot matcha latte
Beverages / Matcha
Whether a hot Matcha Latte is your routine kickstart to a new day or your considering switching over from a traditional espresso latte; one thing is for certain, Matcha Lattes are healthy, delicious, and a great alternative to an espresso fueled diet.
2 tsp. Your choice of sweetened or un-sweetened Matcha (We're using Sweetened Organic Matcha)
2 oz. Water
8 oz. Choice of Milk (We're using Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk)
Optional: A sweetener such as Cinnamon, Honey, or Agave tastes great with these!
Begin by heating 8 ounces of your choice of milk. We're using Organic, unsweetened Almond milk to let the taste of Matcha shine. Some other great alternatives are Coconut Milk if you prefer something a little sweeter, or Oat Milk if you're looking for something sweet and thick.
Once you've heated your milk, grab your hand frother or matcha whisk, begin frothing your milk until you've achieved your desired foam. This usually takes between 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Grab your preferred mug or cup and pour 2 teaspoons of your Full Leaf Tea Co. Matcha. Note: Typically we recommend 1 tsp per 4 ounces of Matcha, but because of the milk to Matcha ratio, you might prefer a stronger mix. Feel free to experiment to your taste.
Next, add 2 ounces of nearly boiling water to your cup. You'll need to grab your hand frother or matcha whisk and froth until foamy.
Once your matcha is frothy, begin slowly pouring your milk into your matcha in slow, steady circles. This ensures a great mix and flavor throughout the drink.
You're all done! Optionally, feel free to add a sweetener of your choice such as Cinnamon, Honey, or Agave! Experiment and have fun!
Crafting a Matcha Latte is easy and fast. Once you finish your own Matcha Latte, you'll wonder why you're spending so much at your usual coffee shop!
Excellent matcha, and the recipe and instructions were perfect. Amazing the difference when the tea is properly made! I was doing it so wrong. Thank you! I’ll be back, for sure.