The Reinvention Of the Humble Latte
You guys know that I love matcha lattes. They helped me kick my coffee addiction for good. I still drink espresso lattes but that is mainly because it is so difficult to find matcha lattes here in Germany. I don’t know why but it is like the whole world is going crazy about matcha and the Germans just don’t want to know about it.
So today I am going to share my recipe and 5 tips on how to get the perfect matcha latte at home.
5 Tips On Getting The Perfect Matcha Latte @ home
Choose a non-diary milk that tastes good to you. Coconut and almond milks are perfect to use, but you can also try soy milk. I am not against the diary milk matcha lattes but I personally think that matcha and diary milk don’t mix as well.
High quality matcha
You don’t have to buy the highest premium matcha for your lattes but don’t get a cheap Chinese matcha-like green podwer – it will have a bitter taste!
I personally don’t add any sweeteners to my lattes as the milk already has some sweetness to it. But if you prefer your lattes sweet, then go for a natural sweetener such as:
- maple syrup
- agave syrup
Foam is a must when it comes to lattes and it’s best created using a milk frother. If you don’t have one, good alternatives are a bamboo whisk or a blender.
Vanilla for a twist
Yes, vanilla flavoured matcha lattes taste amazing!
And last but not least here is the recipe itself:
- 1 tbsp matcha tea powder
- 1 tbsp honey, maple syrup, agave syrup (optional)
- 2/3 cup hot coconut milk (full fat)
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 1. Add the matcha tea powder to the matcha tea mug/bowl.
- 2. Pour the hot water and whisk vigorously in a zig zag motion until the tea is frothy.
- 3. Then pour part of the hot coconut milk and stir.
- 4. Sweeten if you want.
- 5. Froth the rest of the coconut milk separately in a cup, then gently pour the foam in the matcha tea mug/bowl.
- 6. Enjoy it while it is hot!