Iced Matcha Rose Latte

Infused with rose water and colored with hibiscus tea, I’ll show you how to make an iced rose latte and an iced matcha rose latte.

Rose Latte

A rose latte is an infusion of rose water, rose petals, and hibiscus leaves.

The light rose flavor comes from the rose water and infusing the rose petals; the pink color comes from the red hibiscus flower petals.

To make this drink, instead of going through assembling the different ingredients and steps, I found a rose hibiscus concentrate that’s made for cocktails that did the trick.

To get the vibrant pink color, normally you’ll need to add food coloring, but I opted out of that since I’m using a concentrate and didn’t want to add anything more. (In reality: I was too lazy to figure out the food coloring.)

The sprinkling of rose petals adds such a pretty touch and really elevates the drink. The rose petals are more for visual appeal than flavor.

In NYC, the most Instagrammable rose latte can be found at Blank Slate Tea. It’s one of their most popular drinks and if you saw it, you would know why.

Matcha Rose Latte

Making a matcha rose latte is as simple as adding a layer of matcha to the rose latte.

I love the color contrast between the pink and the bright green, and it’s all made prettier with dried rose petals.

No need for special matcha equipment to make this drink. All you need is a wide-mouth bottle or a cocktail shaker.

Using the rose latte as a base, I added the matcha layer and topped with rose petals.

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What I Used to Make This Iced Rose Latte and Matcha Rose Latte

rose latte

Best Dried Roses for a Rose Latte

I bought two different edible dried roses — a package of rose petals and another with rose buds from two different sellers. Both were food grade and edible.

The color was so much more vibrant and had a nice bright pink with the rose buds. On the other hand, the rose petals were mostly brown instead of pink and didn’t look as pretty.

The rose buds come intact, so I cut the base of each bud and pulled off the petals and sprinkled that on the drinks. The core of the bud is brown so I threw that part out.

Using the rose buds are a little more work than getting just the rose petals but it looked so much better.

Iced rose tea

How to Make an Iced Rose Latte

Let’s go step by step. I’m starting with the rose latte since that’s the base of a matcha rose latte.

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Rose tea latte

In a cocktail shaker or a wide-mouth bottle with a tight lid, pour in the milk. Any kind of milk you prefer.

Rose latte

Next goes in the rose hibiscus concentrate.

Rose Hibiscus Concentrate

I found that using just 1-2 tablespoons of the concentrate didn’t make the milk pink enough. (It turned the milk into a lavender color.) At least 3 tablespoons of the concentrate is needed to get a pinkish hue.

Use 4 tablespoons if you want more of a pink color.

The concentrate comes in a small bottle with a dropper so using 3 tablespoons will quickly use up the bottle — you’ll maybe get 3 drinks out of it.

If you don’t care about the color, the rose flavor will still come out by only using 2 tablespoons.

Matcha rose latte

Shake, shake, shake. Shake that bottle.

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Rose latte

Into a cup with ice, pour out the rose latte.

Iced rose tea latte

Top the latte with dried rose petals. I like to sprinkle a bit to just one side so it’s easier to drink without getting a lot of rose petals in the way.

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Iced rose latte

ICED ROSE LATTE

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons rose hibiscus concentrate
1 teaspoon edible dried rose petals
Ice

DIRECTIONS
In a cocktail shaker or a wide mouth water bottle with a tight lid, shake to combine milk and rose hibiscus concentrate.

Pour rose latte into a cup of ice and top with dried rose petals.

Matcha rose latte

How to Make an Iced Matcha Rose Latte

Making an iced matcha rose latte is basically taking the rose latte and adding a layer of matcha. I’ll show you the easiest and simplest way I know how.

Combine milk and the rose hibiscus concentrate and shake in a cocktail shaker. Pour the rose latte into a cup of ice.

Iced matcha rose latte

For the matcha part, rinse out the rose latte from the cocktail shaker and pour in water and matcha. Shake, shake shake — give it about 10 shakes.

Pour the matcha into the rose latte.

Top matcha latte with dried rose petals.

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Matcha rose latte

Yield: 1 serving

Iced Matcha Rose Latte

Infused with rose water and colored with hibiscus tea, this Iced Matcha Rose Latte is easy to make and almost too pretty to drink.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker or a wide mouth water bottle with a tight lid, shake to combine milk and rose hibiscus concentrate.
  2. Pour rose latte into a cup of ice.
  3. Rinse out cocktail shaker or bottle and make the matcha. Pour in water and matcha powder and give it 10 shakes.
  4. Pour matcha into the cup of rose latte.
  5. Add more ice if needed and top drink with edible dried rose petals.

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4 Comments

  • 3 weeks ago

    Wow, this would be interesting to try, especially the matcha version. I’ve made a rose hibiscus latte at home but I found that it’s too tart and doesn’t go well with milk. How about this concentrate, is it too tart?

  • This sounds like such a great idea! Never again am I buying this outside. And I love the photos!

    • Jee
      3 weeks ago

      Hi Cindy, haha, the easiest way to drink this is to purchase it outside!

  • 3 weeks ago

    This looks really neat to try. Thanks.

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