Matcha Latte

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A steaming hot matcha latte is a delicious drink that is easy to make at home. TV host, cookbook author, and blogger Molly Yeh shares her easy recipe that calls for matcha powder, milk, and honey for sweetness. A fine powder made of ground green tea leaves, matcha contributes an earthy, somewhat bitter flavor as well as bright green color. Making your own matcha latte not only saves you money but also allows you to control the level of sweetness. It's important to first sift and then whisk the matcha until there are no lumps; traditionally, a bamboo whisk is used, but a regular metal whisk will work just fine. To get a frothy finish, whip in the milk with a milk frother.

Total Time:
5 mins
Yield:
1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder

  • 1 tablespoon hot water

  • 2 teaspoons honey, or to taste

  • 3/4 cup hot milk

Directions

  1. Sift the matcha powder into a mug.

  2. Add the hot water and whisk until no lumps remain. Stir in the honey.

  3. Add the milk and either whisk to combine or use a milk frother; serve immediately.

    Matcha Latte
    Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop Styling by Jillian Knox

There are three quality grades of matcha: ceremonial, latte, and cooking. Ceremonial is the highest quality with the smoothest flavor and brightest color; latte grade tastes more bitter and is less vibrant in color, while cooking has the most bitter flavor and is a greenish-brown.

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