Once the dishes for dinner are done, you can usually find me curled up on the couch, matcha latte in one hand, chocolate in the other hand, and Netflix on the TV. Matcha lattes and I go way back, and I have been working on perfecting my favorite recipe for a while. A quick note before we get into it: this post contains referral links for products I love and use myself. Matcha is a a finely-ground powder made from green tea leaves, and it has a strong, delicious flavor. When consuming matcha as opposed to normal green tea, you actually get a higher concentration of the nutrients from the leaves because of the powder form.
Why this Iced Green Tea Matcha Latte is the BEST:
Whether or not you tried a new habit or ditched an old one these past couple months, any New Year energy you had might be melting faster than the snow. Need a little pick-me-up for your mood and motivation? The first step in making your latte is to make sure you have the right matcha. While there are many grades of matcha, look for a tea that is shade-grown, stone-ground and made in Japan. This should lead you to an authentic ceremonial grade tea and harvesting process, giving your latte a smooth taste with nutrients unadulterated. While culinary matcha is good for baking and cooking, it has a more bitter taste. And even though our recipe here includes milk and simple syrup, we prefer the best matcha for drinking. Ever wonder if you taste something burnt in your almond milk latte? Almond milk scalds easily and results in a sour taste.
How is Matcha Prepared?
All Black Teas. All Chai Teas. All Green Teas. Organic Green Teas. July 28, The reason why matcha has been so popular is due to its versatility. You can have matcha iced, hot, with water or in your next green tea ice cream, a matcha smoothie or pastry.