I like to think I make a pretty stellar matcha latte. I came up with an original recipe you can find on bewellauburn.com but have since played around with it and found new ways to make it frothy + tasty.
In my original recipe, I used Harney & Sons Matcha Senjunomukashi, but have tried other brands including Mizuba Tea Company's House Organic Matcha, DoMatcha's Ceremonial Matcha, and Matcha Love Organic Matcha. I can honestly say I have enjoyed all three. Matcha can get expensive, so buy whatever works best for you!
I love to use adaptogens from Sun Potion, but they are optional. My original recipe calls for ½ tsp of some adaptogens, but using less or more is totally fine. I recommend starting out with a smaller amount then working your way up, according to how your body responds. If you use them everyday, I would recommend using less. They can get expensive and are gone before you know it! Less is more.
Adaptogens I use/have tried:
- He Shou Wu
- Pine Pollen
Adding in healthy fats to your matcha latte is a brain booster + it can help curb cravings. Some of my favorite fats to add are Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee, XCT Oil, Brain Octane Oil, Fourth & Heart Madagascar Vanilla Bean Ghee, and Artisana Organics Coconut Butter. Not only do fats help keep you full longer, they also make the matcha latte super creamy.
MALK Organics was my go-to brand of nut milk used to make matcha lattes, but they don't sell it here in Birmingham, Alabama, so I've started making my own nut milk! Homemade cashew milk is my absolute favorite, but they're all pretty tasty. If you prefer matcha as just a tea, use filtered water instead of milk.
Keep it spicy, yo. I have four spices that I use every single time I make matcha. My favorite brands to use are Simply Organic, Earth Fare and Whole Foods. Cinnamon (this would be my stripper name), turmeric, black pepper + vanilla extract. In my original recipe, I was unaware that combining black pepper with turmeric is necessary for our bodies to better absorb turmeric. Just add a tiny pinch. Don't worry, you can barely taste it! I have also added peppermint extract and it is a game changer.
Last, but definitely not least, a little sweetness. Originally I used honey but have since been on a coconut sugar kick. Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar is my fave. It's so tasty and better for you than refined sugar. You can also use maple syrup, Stevia, Truvia or any other sweetener you find fit. I personally don't use Stevia and Truvia on the reg, but they get the job done, are convenient when traveling, and are also a better option than refined sugar.
- 1 tsp matcha
- 1-2 cups milk or filtered water (I prefer my homemade cashew milk)
- ½-1 tsp any + all adaptogens*
- 1-2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides*
- ½ tsp cinnamon*
- ½ tsp turmeric*
- pinch of black pepper*
- drizzle of vanilla extract*
- 1-2 tsp healthy fat
- ½-2 tsp sweetener or ½-1 packet of stevia or truvia (depends on how sweet you like it)*
*Ingredients with an asterisk are optional.
- add milk or water to a pot and place on the stovetop on low-medium heat. Steam for ~5-7 minutes lowering the temperature as needed. Make sure not to bring liquid to a boil.
- measure out (or just throw in) all ingredients into a blender, including the matcha.
- once the liquid is done steaming, pour it into the blender with the other ingredients.
- blend for 2-3 minutes or until frothy.
- pour it up + enjoy!
As you see, the only things you really need to make a matcha latte or tea are matcha, milk and/or water. Wow, I know... simple as that! I love adding the other ingredients because it makes it so dang flavorful + nourishing.
Remember, no recipe is perfect, it is just your own. Feel free to modify or just start throwing stuff in there. That's usually what I do anyway.
sip, sip, hooray!