How to Make Matcha Latte at Home: A Healthy Coffee Alternative

How to Make Matcha Latte at Home: A Healthy Coffee Alternative

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 18th Aug 2022

Easy Matcha Latte Recipe

You can swap your morning coffee with a refreshing cup of umami-rich matcha latte. It's easy to prepare this homemade matcha latte recipe, and no special tools are required.

Matcha is powdered green tea. The health benefits of matcha far exceed those of any other type of green tea. When you drink matcha, you ingest the whole tea leaf, not just the brewed water.

A cup of matcha contains about one-third to one-half caffeine compared to a cup of coffee. However, unlike coffee, our body absorbs the caffeine in matcha very slowly, giving a long and sustained energy boost rather than a quick spike.

Ready In: 10 minutes  Recipe Makes: 1 cup 


  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened, plain soy milk (or regular milk if you prefer dairy)
  • Sugar, brown sugar, or honey (to taste)


  1. Sift Powder: Sift the matcha powder into a mug using a fine-mesh tea strainer.
  2. Add Sweetener: Add sugar to your liking. If you prefer honey, hold off until after adding the soy milk in the following steps.
  3. Warm Milk: Warm the soy milk until it's just about to simmer but not boiling.
  4. Initial Mix: Pour a small amount of warm soy milk into the mug. Using a tea whisk or a bamboo whisk, whisk the mixture in a brisk “M” or “W” motion until the matcha is fully dissolved and no lumps remain. If you don’t have a tea whisk, a small spatula or a fork will do—just whisk or stir briskly.
  5. Final Mix: Add the remaining soy milk and mix well. If you opted for honey, now’s the time to stir it in.

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