How to Make the Best Matcha Iced Latte

What is Matcha? 

Matcha is typically grown in East Asia and widely consumed for its bold flavours and uplifting effects. It's grounded into a fine powder from green tea leaves and you can drink it warm or even iced for those hot summer days. The difference with matcha and traditional green tea leaves is that's in the concentrated form so you know you're only getting the good stuff. 


Usually, when steeping green tea, you're getting the nutrients from the leaves but with matcha, you get access to the entire plant. Matcha is linked to have chlorophyll - that bright green stuff you see in teas is loaded with nutrients and helps with gut health, blood detoxification and it can even boost your immunity. 


Matcha contains caffeine but it doesn't have the jangling effect of coffee. It also contains L-Theanine which promotes a calm yet alert state of mind. If you’re looking for a pick me up on groggy days then an iced matcha latte will help you get into a productive mood. 


Tools You’ll Need: 


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  • A bamboo whisk or any whisk 
  • A wide bowl
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder 
  • Sugar or simple syrup
  • Milk
  • Jar or glass
  • Ice cubes
  • Thermometer (optional)

How to Make It:

 

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  • Place 1 tsp matcha green tea powder into a wide bowl
  • Add warm (not boiling!) water that’s 175f / 80c 
  • If the water is to warm add cold water hot water will make it bitter
  • Whisk it for 1-2 minutes until it’s frothy 
  • Place ice cubes in a glass and add matcha on top
  • Add as much milk as you like
  • Top it off with powdered matcha

Now you can enjoy your very own homemade iced matcha tea.


If you liked this, check out our blog on cold brew teas.