To celebrate the JSHealth Program x Matcha Maiden giveaway (you can enter on Instagram here!), we’re sharing a Matcha Maiden recipe for a classic, easy Matcha Latte. Matcha is simply 100% pure green tea leaves grown under special conditions and then stone ground into a delicate powdered form. It’s full of antioxidants, cleansing chlorophyll, beneficial amino acids and has 10 times the nutritional content of traditional green tea!
One of Matcha Maiden’s favourite ways to enjoy the Mix N Matcha magic is as a matcha green tea latte. Having given up coffee years ago for various health reasons, matcha lattes have been the answer to all Matcha Maiden’s prayers.
One of the most common questions asked though is how to actually make these beauties. Matcha Maiden has compiled a little how-to guide for your enjoyment!
For everyone enjoying at home, there are lots of different ways to enjoy a matcha latte depending on what equipment you have.
In any case, the serving size is still a generous 1/2 teaspoon (or one full teaspoon for a stronger taste). The first step is always to dissolve the matcha powder with a splash of hot water and stir well to dissolve into a syrup or paste. (See notes above re bamboo whisks).
The tricky part when you’re making at home is frothing the milk:
- Portable frother: If you have a frother at home, you can follow the steps here.
- Stove top/microwave: If you don’t have a frother at home, you can heat your milk on a stove top or in the microwave and then pour in with the matcha syrup stirring well.
- Blender: If you want to create the frothy effect but don’t have a milk frother, one trick is to add all the ingredients to a blender to create a beautiful frothy effect.