How to make hot matcha latte at home

Making matcha latte at home is easier than you might think. Read our step-by-step instructions and watch our video below.  
Matcha is a type of green tea powder used for making tea, latte etc. Matcha contains caffeine that is able to stimulate your body much longer than coffee, giving a stable and calm energy boost even for 5-6 hours. It also contains amino acids, minerals and vitamins that are vital to your health. Among many different matcha beverages, this hot matcha latte is one of the most popular one these days. 
Matcha latte (for one): 
How to make:
  1. Sieve matcha powder into matcha bowl. It is necessary to get rid of lumps.
  2. Pour in 80-degrees water.  
  3. Whisk the powder making W letter like movements with your hands until the drink is foamy and powder is dissolved. 
  4. Add frothed hot milk. For best results use barista oat drink (for example Valio Oddlygood oat drink). 
  5. Sieve a few powder on top of the drink for decoration.
  1. Use a good quality matcha powder that is suitable for making matcha latte (we recommend to use this powder). Note that ceremonial grade matcha powder is not ideal for making matcha latte - it might be a little too sweet. Special matcha latte powder is the best for its bitterness and intensity. When mixing with milk, it will transform into sweet and mild-tasting drink, at the same time keeping its character. When using low quality matcha powder, you might not get a good matcha taste and the color might be pale. 
  2. Matcha powder is easier to whisk inside wide based bowl, such as chawan (matcha bowl). 
  3. For whisking use a traditional bamboo whisk (you can also use it for whisking the milk). When whisking, try to imitate writing letter W with your whisk as quickly as possible. Whisk until the drink is foamy and the powder dissolved. When experienced, you will need about 30 seconds for that.   
  4. You can use regular milk but you might prefer plant-based drinks such as oat or almond because unlike the regular milk, these are able to keep the L-theanine level of your matcha. Our favourite is Valio Oddlygood Barista for its natural taste, is light enough and is frothed easily.  
  5. When you are advanced matcha consumer, mix 3 g of powder with 20 ml water into smooth paste. Add a few tbsp of hot milk, whisk a bit. Add the rest of frothed milk.  
  6. Video on how to make hot matcha latte (see below): 


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