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Matcha Green Tea Latte

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: green tea powder, matcha
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Cup
This recipe shows you how to make a creamy and frothy cup of Matcha Green Tea Latte. Enjoy this delicious drink at home by mixing bitter sweet matcha green tea with warm milk.


  • tsp matcha (green tea powder)
  • 1 Tbsp water (hot water but not boiling water
  • 1 cup milk (cows, almond, soy, etc)
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)


  1. Gather all the ingredients.

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  2. Sift green tea powder into the cup to get rid of the lumps in the powder.
  3. Add hot (not boiling) water and whisk briskly until powder is all dissolved. This prevents the tea having lump in it so do not skip. The green tea paste should be smooth and foamy. I use a frother but you can also use a small regular whisk or chasen (bamboo whisk used for Japanese tea ceremony).
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  4. Add milk and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat the milk over medium heat until small bubbles start to appear around the edge of the saucepan. Do not bring the milk to full boil. Turn off the heat. (Or use cold milk for iced latte)
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  5. Froth the milk until foamy, about 10 seconds with a frother. If you don't have a frother, you can skip.
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  6. Add the hot milk and foam in the cup and dust the green tea powder on the top. (Add ice for an extra cold iced latte).
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Recipe Notes

My frother is from IKEA. It was $2.50 and it works great!

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