Put milk, simple syrup, and matcha into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously 50 times.Put ingredients into the cocktail shaker as listed, with matcha last. To get less matcha clumps, sift matcha into the cocktail shaker using a mesh strainer.
Matcha is a powered green tea that is packed with antioxidants. The brighter the green, the better the quality.
The best way to sweeten cold drinks is with a simple syrup, which is sugar dissolved in water. Use store-bought or homemade simple syrup.
Starbucks makes the drink with 2% milk but you can use any milk you like.
Use filtered water to make ice if possible.
No cocktail shaker? Use a jar with a tight lid.
Instead of using regular, unsweetened matcha and simple syrup, you can use sweetened matcha but the color will be a pale green and the matcha taste will be less pronounced. The sweetened matcha will dissolve completely, leaving no clumps of matcha.
Regular matcha will create tiny little bits of green floating in the drink but if you want less clumps, use a mesh strainer to sift the matcha powder into the cocktail shaker before shaking.