Homemade matcha latte is where East meets West. Matcha is a fine green powder made from green sencha tea and is traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies. A little bamboo whisk that looks a little like a bamboo shaving brush is used to froth it up in hot water. But adding steamed milk to this special green tea to make a latte is hardly traditional, so a small wire whisk will do the job just as well. You can use any type of milk you like for homemade matcha latte to get a delicious morning treat or afternoon pick-me up. It may feel and taste like an indulgence, but in reality it is super healthy. Matcha is packed with antioxidants. This yummy drink is as energizing as it’s taste is rich and soothing. Enjoy!
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1. In the bottom of a wide mouthed cup whisk together the matcha and the hot water until the matcha becomes foamy.
2. Meanwhile heat the milk until it just starts to foam. Gradually whisk into the matcha mixture until used up. Top with the foam.
1 level teaspoon matcha
2 tablespoons hot water
3/4 cup milk of your choice
Ann's Tips and Tricks
To make the creamy, milky foam I adore on my latte, I have a special stainless steel cup for steaming milk that looks much like a French press coffee maker. When I quickly pump the filter in and out of the hot milk, it makes a yummy creamy foam. Failing that, a quick blast with an immersion blender will also make the milk foam, but do it in a tall cup or glass so it doesn’t go everywhere.