Matcha Green Tea Latte
The trick to this classic style beverage is to make the tea first, then add the hot milk and foam.
Sift 1 tsp Gotcha Matcha into a cup
- Melt matcha by adding 2 oz hot water and stirring until matcha becomes a smooth paste
- Pour 6 oz steamed* milk into your favorite matcha bowl or teacup
- Scoop foamy milk on top
- Sprinkle with matcha dust or cocoa powder
- Add vanilla, almond or mint flavors
- Sweeten with honey or agave nectar
Chilled Matcha Green Tea Latte
Our Simplest Recipe, no Batteries Required
Sift 2 tsps Gotcha Matcha into a martini shaker
- Melt matcha by adding 2 oz hot water or milk and stir until matcha becomes a smooth paste
- Fill shaker with 1 cup ice
- Add 6 oz milk - cow, almond, soy or rice
- Shake well
- Strain over tall glass with fresh ice
- Froth milk* in your favorite accessory and spoon foam over the top.
- Add flavor with orange juice, coconut water or lemon grass
- Sift a pinch of matcha over the top
- Sip through a straw.
Adjust quantities to taste. There are no rules. Some people may prefer more milk and more tea or vice versa.
Tips for Frothing Milk
- Milk froths best when chilled or slightly warmed.
- Skim milk froths better than milk with high fat content.
- Use a spoon to transfer foam from frother onto your beverage.
Our Favorite Accessories
We started frothing milk with an electric frother
in a tall glass beaker. This works fine and creates a satisfying texture. Also, the beaker keeps the counter neat and is easy to pour. We stopped using the wand when the batteries kept running out.
Now we use the hand held milk frother
– no batteries required. Same glass beaker, but all you have to do is pump the lid a few times and a beautiful foam rises off the surface of the milk. You can use hot or cold milk and pour from the beaker into your drinking glass. Use a long spoon to scoop out the remaining foam and cover the top of your latte with a canopy of creamy bubbles.
If you have an espresso maker
at home, you can use the steamer wand to both steam and froth the milk. Position the steamer deep into the milk to steam and raise the nozzle to create more foam. To separate steam milk from foam, hold a spoon over the edge of the serving vessel while the hot milk pours out. Conserve the foam for your finishing touches.
Hot, not steamed, milk can be made over the stovetop
or in the microwave