Making The Perfect Matcha Latte

Making The Perfect Matcha Latte

Creating a matcha latte is one of those things in your day that can help you slow down and be in the moment. 

There are many ways to approach creating a matcha tea or latte, and in this post we're going to go through two different approaches, both which could be applied to both hot and iced matcha lattes. 

In one, we'll be using all of the traditional tools: your traditional matcha whisk, a sift, bowl, etc. 

In the other, we'll be using a simpler and more modern technique for those days when you just need to get it done. Both work well in creating a delicious, well mixed, and foamy matcha latte.

In both, you need to focus on using the best ingredients. We love using Magic Matcha -- an adaptogenic matcha blend. But, you can use any matcha that you find on the shelves. 

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Let's start with the simple one...

Making a matcha latte with modern techniques

Most mornings when I make a matcha latte, this is the technique that I use. It's simple and uses the ultra-powerful Power Whisk. Here are the steps I'd use for a hot and iced matcha latte. 

Hot matcha latte:

  1. Heat a 3oz of water to 170F degrees
  2. Heat milk (7-10oz) to 170F degrees
  3. Add the hot water to a blending cup, then top it with 2 tsp of Magic Matcha. Blend using an electric whisk until the matcha and water are well blended. 
  4. If using an unsweetened matcha, this is a good chance to add some honey or maple syrup if you like some sweetness. I'd usually use about 1 tsp. Blend with the Power Whisk or other electric whisk. 
  5. Place the hot milk into a mug and pour the matcha mixture on top. Give it a stir to mix.
  6. ENJOY!

Iced matcha latte:

An iced matcha latte I would do very similarly. 

  1. Add 3oz of room temperature water to a blending cup. Then top it with 2 tsp of Magic Matcha. Blend using an electric whisk until the matcha and water are well blended. 
  2. If using an unsweetened matcha, this is a good chance to add some honey or maple syrup if you like some sweetness. I'd usually use about 1 tsp. Blend with the Power Whisk or other electric whisk. 
  3. Fill a tall glass 3/4 of the way with ice. 
  4. Pour milk in 3/4 of the way of the glass, and then top it with the matcha mixture. Stir well. 
  5. ENJOY!

 

Making a matcha latte with traditional techniques

Using traditional techniques is very similar to the more modern approach. It requires an extra step however and slightly different tools. 

For the traditional route, you'll want to use a bamboo matcha whisk, a small, fine sifter, and a matcha bowl. You can always mix and matcha between the more modern and traditional approach. 

In the traditional approach matcha is first sifted so that the matcha grains are completely separated from one another. This step improves the ability of the matcha to be well mixed. 

Here how you would make a traditional hot matcha latte:

  1. Heat a 2oz of water to 170F degrees
  2. Heat milk (7-10oz) to 170F degrees
  3. Sift 1-2 tsp of matcha into a bowl.
  4. Add the hot water to the bowl. Whisk vigorously until the matcha is well mixed and frothy. 
  5. Pour the hot milk over the matcha. 
  6. ENJOY!

 Wrapping up 

Let us know what you think! Have you tried making a matcha latte using any of these techniques? Let us know in the comments. 

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