A green tea latte recipe seemed very appropriate for the first Thirsty Thursday since my return from China. It also doesn’t hurt that I’m quite jetlagged and needed the pick me up.
As someone who abstains from coffee, green tea lattes are my go-to drink order at Starbucks. I’m happy I now have this simple at-home recipe to turn to, and what’s best is it takes even less time to make than standing in that never-ending line.
All it takes are these four simple ingredients: water, milk, sweetener and matcha green tea powder. I went with stevia extract because I need to start cutting calories where I can, but honey and regular sugar would do too.
Matcha green tea powder is loaded with antioxidants and is a great thing to have on hand. I’m very much looking forward to all the different ways I can incorporate the stuff in my kitchen.
One thing I would change next time is to try making the latte with 2% milk instead of skim. I didn’t quite get the frothiness I was looking for. Soy milk tastes great with it too and really helps pump up the Chinese taste. As my dad likes to say, you can never have too much Chinese.
- ¼ hot water
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- ¾ milk, regular, almond or soy
- ¾ teaspoon stevia extract, or honey to taste
- Dissolve matcha green tea powder in hot water and stir like crazy until frothy.
- Heat milk in small saucepan until just hot.
- Remove from heat and add to tea.
- Stir in stevia extract or honey to taste.
- If stevia extract and honey aren't your thing, use a sweetener of your choice.