· By Nicole Maddock
How to Make a Perfect Matcha Latte
If matcha seems intimidating, no fear! We are here to help!
So you’ve probably seen matcha everywhere - but what actually is that pretty green drink? Matcha is powered green tea. So imagine green tea leaves (some of ours for reference) smashed and crushed until they are condensed into a tiny, powerful powder. It’s a chalky texture, unlike your traditional tea and it’s basically become a super power in this transformation.
“Farmers grow matcha by covering their tea plants 20–30 days before harvest to avoid direct sunlight. This increases chlorophyll production, boosts the amino acid content, and gives the plant a darker green hue.
Once the tea leaves are harvested, the stems and veins are removed and the leaves are ground up into a fine powder known as matcha.
Matcha contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf, which results in a greater amount of caffeine and antioxidants than typically found in green tea.” - Healthline.com
Matcha contains about the same caffeine content as coffee, yet is scientifically proven to treat your body a lot better. You can read more about that here.
Real, good matcha should taste earthy but creamy, not as sweet at Starbucks’ but not bitter either. Color Theory matcha is of the highest quality, and a fantastic matcha to start your green dreams with!
P.S. Matcha lattes from coffee shops are averaging $7-$8 now - so it’s a VERY good time to learn how easy these are to make from home!
It’s actually not difficult to create a delicious matcha latte from home. Here is a step by step guide on how we make our favorite lattes:
What you’ll need:
High quality matcha
milk of choice
The steps to create matcha magic:
1. Heat up 1/4 cup of water to 175°F
2. Scoop 1 teaspoon of matcha into a small bowl
3. Pour water over the matcha, then whisk until there are no clumps left
4. Froth & warm 12 oz (1 and a half cups) of your milk of choice
5. Pour matcha over milk, and sweeten until satisfied