Quick & Easy Matcha Milk Tea

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Made with oat milk, this matcha milk recipe is sweet, creamy, and completely delicious. Stock your refrigerator this summer with this green drink to make matcha frappuccinos and iced lattes.

Milk bottles with white caps filled with matcha milk.

What is Matcha Milk?

  • Matcha milk is matcha green tea with milk. That’s it!
  • This recipe is made extra delicious with vanilla extract, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt.
  • Use this matcha milk to make iced matcha lattes and matcha frappuccinos and matcha bubble tea.
  • The trick to making quick and easy matcha milk tea is a cocktail shaker or water bottle.
  • You don’t need any fancy matcha tools to make this.

Want more easy matcha recipes? Try making Matcha Banana “Ice Cream,” Matcha Milkshake, Matcha Sugar Toast, and Matcha Lemonade.

Overhead shot of matcha milk ingredients in little plates and glass containers.

Ingredient Notes

  • Matcha
    This is the matcha I use to make my latte drinks.
  • Filtered water
    Use good quality water to make good quality tea drinks.
  • Oat milk
    I like to use oat milk to make matcha lattes — it’s tastier than regular milk.
  • Maple syrup
    To sweeten the drink, maple syrup adds a nice depth of flavor.
  • Vanilla extract
    Vanilla extract in matcha lattes adds a little something special.
  • Salt
    This is my go-to salt and it’s UNBELIEVABLY GOOD.

How to Make Matcha Milk Tea

Here’s a quick overview of the steps to make matcha milk tea. For full ingredients and instructions, scroll to the bottom.

1. Combine water and matcha in an airtight container. Shake.

I’m using a small water bottle with a wide opening. If you have a cocktail shaker, you can use that too.

Tea Sommelier’s Tip: Water goes in first to make sure the matcha doesn’t clump in the bottle.

2. Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Shake.

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3. Combine milk and sweetened matcha.

I’m using these completely adorable milk bottles with leakproof silicone lids. Each bottle is 16 oz., which is the same size as a Starbucks grande.

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Notes & Tips

  • A wide-mouth bottle or a cocktail shaker will make it easier to put the ingredients into the container.
  • Matcha is meant to be had with something sweet, so adding a sweetener into the drink makes it taste so much better.
  • I used maple syrup but you can use any sweetener you like as long as it dissolves completely. Try honey or date syrup.

Questions You May Have

Is there caffeine in this drink?

Yes, there’s caffeine in matcha.

Why is my matcha milk more brown than green?

A cheaper priced matcha (under $15) will leave you with a drink that’s more brown than bright green. Look to spend around $20-$30 for one that’s good quality.

How can I tell if I’m using good quality matcha?

The better the quality of matcha, the brighter the green it will be. More expensive matcha is practically neon green, and cheaper matcha is a dull, brownish green.

How long can I keep this in the refrigerator?

I like to drink it within 4 days.

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Matcha Milk

Author: Jee Choe
A sweet and creamy matcha drink with vanilla extract, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt.
4.8 from 21 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Yield2 servings

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Pour water and matcha into an airtight container.
    Use filtered water if possible. A small water bottle with a wide opening or a cocktail shaker work great.
    Add water in first to prevent matcha from clumping.
  • Close lid and shake for 10 seconds.
    Shake it vigorously to make sure the water and matcha get mixed well.
  • Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Close lid and shake for 5 seconds.
  • Pour milk into a bottle then the sweetened matcha.

NOTES

The better the quality of matcha, the brighter the green it will be. More expensive matcha is practically neon green, and cheaper matcha is a dull, brownish green.

NUTRITION

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 508IU | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword green tea, iced matcha latte
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