How to Make a Matcha Latte – a delicious and healthy matcha latte that is paleo and whole30-friendly!
How to Make a Matcha Latte – Have you been seeing matcha everywhere lately but aren’t really sure what it is or how to make yourself the perfect cup? I got your back you guys! I am so excited to share with you!
How to Make a Matcha Latte
Okay – you guys know I am typically all about the cold brew – right? And I have told my story so many times of how I switched to cold brew because regularly brewed coffee was way too acidic and was contributing to some acid reflux/stomach issues. I have heard so many good things about matcha and that is so much easier on your stomach than coffee or other teas. So I had to try it! But first, some research 🙂
What is Matcha?
Matcha is the fine powder that is the result of ground up green tea leaves, but it is different from regular old green tea because:
- You actually consume all of the nutrients from the leaf.
- Matcha contains more theanine than regular green tea (because it is shade-grown for the last 3 weeks). When theanine is consumed with caffeine, it results in a calm but alert feeling.
- Matcha is much softer than regular green tea because the stems are removed and only the fine leaf is ground up.
It is soooo soft – I know that is a weird way to describe tea, but it really is. And I definitely gave me a different feeling than just drinking coffee. It was energizing, but not in quite the rigid way coffee energizes you, which can feel a bit harsh sometimes. It was just …. calmer.
I still suffer from acid reflux so I am seriously considering doing an experiment and drinking only matcha for a week to see if I feel any better…… I don’t think I will ever give up my beloved cold brew, but I can tell you that matcha will be permanently added to the rotation.
I wanted to give you guys a couple quick and easy matcha recipes so you can make some at home yourself. They are so easy and delicious!
In case you are looking for just a regular matcha recipe,
1 teaspoon Ceremonial-Grade Encha Organic Matcha powder
5 oz water (160 degrees – any hotter and it will burn the matcha)
1 Tablespoon ghee
1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon collagen (optional)
Place all ingredients (except for water) in large mug and then pour water on top. Use a matcha whisk or a Electric Milk Frother (link is to the one of bought) to mix thoroughly. I also have just put everything in a blender to combine and then pour into mug.
So simple, yet soooo good.
How to make your own matcha latte!
- Add water or almond milk to small saucepan and bring to just barely a simmer.
- Pour into blender along with other ingredients.
- Blend and pour into your favorite mug.
- Feel free to add 1/2 Teaspoon ashwaganda or your other favorite adaptogen
- You could also add in a little ghee (no more than a Tablespoon would be fine), if desired
- To make Whole30 compliant simply omit the date syrup
- You can also make this without a blender – once almond milk is simmering add ingredients to sauce pan (remove from heat) and use a milk frother to fully combine.
- If you want to make just a regular cup of matcha use water instead of almond milk and use ceremonial grade matcha instead of latte grade!
Keywords: how to make matcha latte, how to make matcha
Thank you so much for reading & supporting The Wooden Skillet! This post contains affiliate links for products I actually use in my own home and personally recommend. Should you make a purchase using one of these links, The Wooden Skillet will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you, which helps me continue to bring you great original content. Thank you!