I’m finally sharing my favorite winter drink treat, and I cannot believe it took this many years! This is a homemade matcha latte with oat milk. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free and with only 3 ingredients (plus hot water) it’s quick, easy, and much cheaper to make your own at home!
Matcha is green tea powder where you drink the whole green tea leaf. Matcha has many benefits and is also a source of caffeine though with 1/4 that of coffee and 1/2 the caffeine of black tea. By consuming the whole leaf, there is no tea bag necessary, but you do have to make sure it dissolves completely for the best experience.
My favorite matcha is yamashiro matcha, culinary grade, from the Uji region of Japan. Uji is known for some of the best matcha production in the world, and I’ve been once a few years ago. It’s just outside of Kyoto and a beautiful place to visit. in Uji, you can get nearly any treat matcha-flavored from ice cream to drinks to noodle dishes and more.
For this recipe, use any kind of matcha that you can find near you. Just make sure the ingredients are only green tea powder. Some matcha sold in the US have added sugar, and that would throw off the flavor of this recipe. Also, if you are used to Starbucks matcha lattes, they are very, very sweet. If you want this as sweet, please add 2-3 times the maple syrup.
- 1.5 tsp matcha (green tea powder)
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- hot water & oat milk (shaken)
- In the bottom of your mug, add the matcha and a small amount of hot water (just below boiling or 175F). Whisk until the matcha dissolves completely and is bright green and foamy.
- Add in the maple syrup to taste, then pour more hot water to fill the mug halfway.
- Shake your oat milk until it's lightly frothy on top. Pour oat milk into the latte until the mug is full and the top foam is both green and white. Enjoy!
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