How to Make Iced Matcha Latte at Home

Most people do not make the connection with matcha being tea. Believe it or not, matcha is finely ground powder and processed green tea leaves. Often served in third of a cup whisked with water and then poured with milk, these green, frothy beverages are more than just fancy eye candy.

Before we get into a few quick steps on how to easily make your iced cup of matcha, here are three fun facts that you should know.

Matcha is really a green tea

Originated in Japan back in the 12th century, the green tea leaves from camellia sinensi are ingested in powder form. In Japanese, "cha" means tea and "ma" means powder.

Matcha brings clarity and well-being

Preparation and consumption of powdered tea was formed into a ritual by Zen Buddhists often used for therapeutic purposes and meditational benefits. Matcha is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols and has also helped decrease blood pressure, sugar levels and anti-aging.

Matcha is sorted by different grades

Once dry, they are sorted for grade (with the youngest, greenest, most tender leaves earning the highest marks). Then the laborious and immensely time-consuming task of destemming and deveining happens.

Interesting, right? Check out some of these cool matcha powders that we listed and full recipe below.

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You'll need:

  • Whisk

  • Bowl

  • 2 teaspoons of matcha powder

  • 1 of 2 tablespoons of hot water

  • 1 cup of warm water

  • Ice cubes

  • Soy/Almond milk (Or whole milk...your choice!)

Recommended powders:

  1. Add two teaspoons of matcha powder in a your bowl, then add one to two tablespoons of hot water. Using your whisk, mix the powder and water consistently until it forms a paste.

  2. Pour 1 cup of warm water into the paste-like mixture. Mix it up until it is fully liquid. Once mixed, cool it in the refrigerator to your liking.

  3. This matcha mix should be enough for two cup servings. In an empty cup, add your ice cubes and fill up the cup about 3/4 of it. Pour your match into the milk-filled cup.

  4. Optional: Add sugar or syrup. Mix and enjoy!


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