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Matcha Recipes: How to Make Matcha Lattes Iced, Hot or Blended

10.15.20By
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Matcha Latte Recipe: How to Make Matcha Lattes Iced, Hot or Blended

The creamy, full-bodied green tea goodness of an expertly-crafted Matcha Latte is unmistakable. The indelible fusion of milk, sugar, and matcha tea leaves create a pleasing balance of umami flavors and sweet comfort that make this signature beverage a year-round favorite at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.

 

Have you daydreamed of whipping up your own twist on our Matcha Latte in the comfort of your kitchen, only to have your matcha cravings thwarted by a tricky recipe? With the unveiling of our Matcha Shizuoka Latte Powder Mix, the secret is in the mix. Never has it been so simple to enjoy matcha — the powder contains matcha tea, powdered milk, and sweetener, so all you need to add is milk!

 

What Is Matcha Powder Mix?

Our ceremonial grade Matcha Shizuoka powder mix combines a high-quality matcha tea with our French Deluxe™ Vanilla powder to create a complex green tea experience boasting a rich taste and lingering sweetness. We source our matcha powder from the Shizuoka prefecture in Japan, where a warmer climate provides the perfect growing conditions for Japanese green tea.

Matcha tea plants are grown in the shade before harvest, which allows the leaves to amplify their flavor and their levels of antioxidants, sugars, and caffeine. Matcha tea farmers hand-pick, steam, dry, and then age the leaves in cold storage to further accentuate the umami flavor profile. 

The distinctive taste of matcha has made it a mainstay on our menus. Serve your matcha lattes hot, iced, or blended depending on the weather and your mood. 

Whip up your favorite matcha concoction in minutes using our powder. Do you have more time on your hands? Turn to these recipes to impress your family or savor each sip all by yourself.

 

How to Make a Hot Matcha Latte

When opening the cabinets and grabbing the ingredients you need to whip up a matcha latte, remember the process is slightly different from that of a standard tea latte recipe. You will not be steeping tea. As we explored in our blog about matcha, the tea leaves are ground into a powder and dissolved directly into the drink.

For flavor consistency, this is good news. Your matcha mix will dissolve and combine with milk in the same manner as if you were making plain matcha tea. With that in mind, let’s make that hot matcha latte!

What You’ll Need

8 ounces of nonfat milk

2 teaspoons of matcha powder mix

Prep Time

5 minutes

How to Prepare

  1. Heat eight ounces of nonfat milk to the ideal temperature for green tea (about 170 degrees Fahrenheit). 
  2. Measure your matcha mix powder into your mug of choice. Pour in the steamed milk and whisk vigorously. You can use a small spoon if you don’t have a whisk on hand. You want the ingredients to form a dark-green, smooth paste. Keep whisking until all of the lumps are gone and your drink is creamy, smooth, and light green.
  3. You can add foam, sprinkle some matcha leaves on your latte, or even top your drink with garnishes like dried lavender or rose.  

 

How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

Of course, nothing beats a cool, refreshing pick-me-up during the balmier days. Or maybe you’re one of the proud many who prefer iced drinks in winter. No matter why you turn to an iced matcha latte, we have the straightforward recipe you need to make your favorite thirst quencher in the time it takes to read this blog.

As with our other matcha drinks, you will not need to steep anything to make your iced matcha latte. Eliminating this step makes matcha a convenient tea latte option and makes you look fancy in front of your friends. Chill out with this recipe for how to make an iced matcha latte.

What You’ll Need

6 ounces of nonfat milk

2 teaspoons of matcha powder mix

1 cup of ice

Prep Time

20 minutes

How to Prepare

You will be using the same essential ingredients as before, but now you need to chill your latte before drinking.

  1. First, you will heat your nonfat milk to 170 degrees Fahrenheit, using a kettle if possible. 
  2. Once your milk is steamed, mix it with your matcha powder mix in a small bowl. Whisk the two ingredients together until the mixture is vibrant green.
  3. This next part may make you impatient, but it’s essential to enjoying the end result. Place the bowl in your refrigerator or freezer for 15 minutes to cool. While you wait, check your email, call your mom, or do a quick workout — anything to tick away the time.
  4. Once your matcha is at the right temperature, add plenty of ice to a tall glass. Pour in the matcha. Stir your drink a couple of times so it’s ready to serve. 
  5. Top your drink with matcha powder, dried rose, or whatever else you desire. Bottoms up!  

 

How to Make aN ice Blended® Matcha Latte

Do you prefer your matcha drinks blended? Do you want to leave behind the workout of a vigorous whisk for the carefree control of a blender? Are you trying to kick your addiction to milkshakes and in need of a substitute? Then we have the drink for you! 

Using a blender takes the finesse and guesswork out of the mixing process, so beginners and matcha maniacs alike can create deliciously smooth drinks. Follow this can’t-mess-up recipe to enjoy the creamy goodness of a blended matcha latte in minutes. 

What You’ll Need

10 ounces of nonfat milk

1 tablespoon of matcha powder mix

1 1/2 cups of ice

Whipped cream (optional)

Prep Time

3 minutes

How to Prepare

It’s impossible to mess up this three-step recipe. 

  1. First, open your blender and add all three ingredients: milk, ice, and our matcha powder mix. Plug up your blender and firmly close the top. 
  2. Pulse your blender until the mixture is smooth and creamy and then pour your blended matcha latte into your cup of choice. 
  3. Add an Instagram-worthy finishing touch by topping off your blended matcha latte with whipped cream and sprinkle a bit of matcha powder mix on top. Snap your pic, choose the best filter, post it, and scarf down your new go-to at-home indulgence.

 

Matcha Your Way From The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

We’d love to see your face at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf near you, but we understand the value of staying safe and cozy in your home. That’s why we are thrilled to share our Matcha Shizuoka Latte Powder Mix with CBTL devotees and curious first-timers ready to flex the title of an at-home barista.

Order a bag of matcha powder mix today. Tweak our recipes above to add your signature twist to the Matcha Tea Latte. Are you feeling inspired? Upload your creations to Instagram and tag us with #thecoffeebean.