Essential Matcha Latte Guide

Want to know how to make matcha latte at home? My recipe and tips on making the best green drink you’ve ever had.

Matcha Green Tea Latte

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Matcha Green Tea Latte at Home

Once you’ve made a matcha latte, you’ll want to make it all the time. I do!

I hardly ever buy matcha lattes anymore since I’ve now perfected it and can make it just how I like it at home.

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Matcha Latte

What I Used to Make This Matcha Latte

Ok, so you don’t have everything I have listed above, and really, why would you unless you’re a matcha addict like me?

Here’s what you can use instead:

Making Matcha Without a Whisk?

If you don’t have any of the traditional matcha tools, use a teaspoon to scoop and stir matcha in a mug.

Don’t Have a Mesh Strainer?

You can loosen the matcha to prevent clumps with a fork.

No Electric Kettle That Tells You the Right Water Temperature?

Simmer water until little bubbles form around the sides of the pan then pour that water into a cup. Take that cup and pour that water into the cup with the matcha. By transferring into another cup, you’re lowering the water temperature a little bit.

If you need electric kettle recommendations, see the best electric kettles for tea.

Need a Way to Froth Your Milk?

I like my matcha lattes with a nice froth — it’s not a latte without it. Try a handheld milk frother (although it creates too much dry foam) or use a French press.

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Matcha Latte Recipe

In making a matcha latte, you want to prepare matcha tea first by whisking together water and sifted matcha powder. Sifting is a very important step in making sure there aren’t any clumps.

I use a 1/3 cup of 175°F water for every teaspoon or 1 1/2 matcha bamboo scoops for each cup of a matcha latte. We want hot water but not boiling since that can make the matcha really bitter.

This is where the electric kettle with temperature control comes in handy.

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How to Make Matcha Latte

This doesn’t require a perfect whisk so I use a half circular motion with the bamboo whisk to make sure the matcha no longer has any clumps.

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How to Make a Matcha Latte

Next, heat and froth the milk. Look how gorgeous the froth is here using my milk frother. Don’t boil the milk please. Simmering is best.

Pour in the prepared matcha tea into the milk.

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Matcha Latte

The matcha will slowly turn the milk green.

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Matcha Latte Recipe

Add a little sweetener like honey or sugar. I like to add in a teaspoon of sugar. Then top all that off with a dusting of matcha powder.


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Matcha Green Tea Latte

Matcha Latte

Matcha Latte

Yield: Makes 1 serving

Make matcha latte at home with this delicious recipe.


  • 1 1/4 cup milk (any kind you prefer)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon matcha or 1 1/2 matcha bamboo scoops + more for dusting
  • optional: honey or sugar


In a bowl, whisk together water and sifted matcha powder until all clumps are gone.

Heat (don't boil) then froth milk. Put milk in a mug and then pour in matcha tea.

Add honey or sugar to sweeten then use a mesh strainer to add a dusting of matcha powder on top.

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  • 2 years ago

    You can also use a fine strainer/sieve and either use a large marble to roll over the tea and send it through the mesh, or you can use the back of a spoon to do it. Either works very well and reduces any lumps.

    • Jee
      2 years ago

      Great tips, Greyson! Thanks!

  • Matcha green tea making very first ,we took some milk,sugar and green tea.Then open our gas stove and took a ketlly. Then boiled milk sugar and tea after some time.At last ready our lovely cup of tea.match green tea is very effective-for less our fatness.Thanks for your good advice.

  • ttam
    2 weeks ago

    Love this recipe!

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