A Japanese tea shop in Vienna/ Austria, my sister’s favorite tea place, makes the best Matcha Latte’s. With no doubt and hands down.
My sister and I love to hang out at the lovely shop, enjoy a large cup and watch pedestrians strolling by on their way to the famous food market ‘Naschmarkt’.
Their Matcha’s are all done with soy milk, which is also my favorite version. The directions below use lactose free milk, which foams nicely and is wonderful in taste and aroma.
We fell in love with this Japanese drink, and started to make our own at home. I used to bring the green Matcha powder with me from Austria, or order it online. Nowadays you simply get it at local grocery stores in Huntsville. The brand I am using in this recipe is from Walmart.
1 Tsp Matcha Powder
1/4 Cup Hot Water
1/4 Cup Hot Milk, Soy or Lactose Free
Fill 1 tablespoon of matcha powder into a large coffee mug.
Heat up 1/4 cup of water. Pour hot water into mug and dissolve powder with a small whisk or simply a spoon. This depends of the powder you are using. Some dissolve easier than others.
Heat up 1/4 cup of milk and fill it in a milk frother press. My favorites are the manual ones which transform milk into rich, creamy foam within seconds. The one I am using is from Bodum. I brought mine from Austria, but you can buy it here in the US as well.
You could also fill it into a large cup and use an electric milk frother. The foam does not get as rich and creamy, but is still pretty delicious.
Once you have created a thick foam, pour the milk on top of the dissolved matcha. Finish up by carefully putting the foam layer on top of the liquids.
The best matcha latte is not necessarily the one you can make in your kitchen, but it is pretty close ;o)
Get an extra boost for your metabolism and benefit of its anti-oxidative power – matcha has a wide variety of health benefits.
Use these easy to follow steps and make your own delicious matcha green latte blend for breakfast or as a yum snack.