Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe

2015-11-01
  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 5m
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Last year I was given a tub of matcha green tea and to be honest I didn’t really know what to do with it.. A shot glass came with it so naturally I went with the flow and mixed 1/2 tsp of matcha powder with some water and knocked it back – YAK. It is seriously disgusting stuff when drunk like this (trust me).

 

THEN came the ‘Matcha Green Tea Latte’ trend (thank goodness!) and finally we now have a tasty and very enjoyable way of consuming the goodness that is matcha green tea.

 

If you’ve never heard of matcha green tea before, it’s basically the green tea leaf that is ground down to a fine powder; “matcha” actually means “powdered tea”. Matcha green tea is rich in antioxidants; it contains approximately 3 times the amount of regular green tea (NOT 137 times.. as I explain in the video above!!) in addition to other vitamins and minerals, and is a natural stimulant too thanks to the caffeine content.

 

As I explain in the video above, matcha green tea isn’t a magic weight loss potion (like many websites would like us to believe!), however it may increase your metabolism slightly – this is more than likely due to the caffeine content. You can read more about that on Examine’s brilliant website.

 

So now that you know a bit more about matcha..  here is my favourite way to drink it! Do let me know if you give this recipe a go too!

 

 

 P.S And as I mention in the video here are the recipes from Nutrition Stripped & Lydia Millen!

 

Matcha latte recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2-1 tsp matcha powder*
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • 2-300ml milk (any kind)**
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)

*Below: The top cup was made with 1 tsp matcha powder and the bottom one was made with 1/2 tsp matcha powder.

*Calories provided are for a latte made with unsweetened almond milk and honey.

Matcha latte recipe

Matcha latte recipe

 

Method

Step 1

Add your matcha powder to your favourite mug along with a dash of boiling water and mix together with either a bamboo whisk, spoon or milk frother (my choice!). Add a dash of cinnamon (optional) and mix again.

Step 2

Heat 200-300ml of milk in another mug and slowly pour in, leaving around 50ml behind for later. Stir your drink and add in your chosen sweetener (mine is honey!).

Step 3

Froth the remaining milk and gently pour on top.

Step 4

Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

 

Matcha latte recipe

Matcha latte recipe

 

 

*I was provided with a sample of matcha green tea to try.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    57 Kcal
  • Carbs

    7g
  • Protein

    1g
  • Fat

    3g

Recipe Comments

Comments (6)

  1. posted by Rosie Dunningham on November 1, 2015

    Oh yum, this post is making me crave a matcha green tea latte too much! In Thailand they were 50 baht for a huge mug, and they served it with condensed milk (gasp at the calories, but oh so tasty). I must have had one pretty much every day for four months, but now back in the UK I can’t seem to find it anywhere that the price isn’t extortionate! Even online it is still around £15 for 50g. Waiting for the day that it becomes as common as coffee xxx

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on November 1, 2015

      Oooh I would love to order a matcha latte … and in Thailand.. wow! So jealous. Yes it is expensive, maybe bring some back next time?! Hehe!! xx

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  2. posted by Natasha Hammond on November 1, 2015

    About 5 years ago I went to an E.A.T cafe in Central London and they sold matcha lattes :) I think they were quite popular so they probably still serve them!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on November 3, 2015

      Oooh no way!! I’ll so check them out thank you!!

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  3. posted by Victoria Lees on November 6, 2015

    Finally found a Matcha Green Tea recipe that I love to use my tea with! Easy to make and tastes amazing especially with the cinnamon added in. Another amazing recipe :-) xx

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