Green Tea Latte

by Kiran on February 20, 2015 · 25 comments

in Beverages, Latte, Teas

While watching the Big Bang Theory and crying my eyeballs out through the episode in memory of Mrs Wolowitz, I realized that being alone, falling ill and crying like a baby wasn’t helping me to recuperate.

I mustered enough energy to make a cup of matcha green tea latte and after 30 minutes, I felt so much better. So, I did what any food blogger would do.

Green Tea Latte | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Making another cup of this wondrous latte so that I can share the recipe with you 🙂

It totally felt normal at that time. Only when I reached for the ginormous camera that I realized how much energy I’m left to work the camera and take these shots.

It was HEAVY and immediately triggered my anger. Its a beverage, how hard can this be? Well, it took longer than I planned but it was all worth it since there’s another cuppa as a reward for all of my hardships.

Green Tea Latte | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
It shouldn’t take a lot of time to enjoy this grassy, full of antioxidant beverage that would boost your ego and health in a very good way.

Believe it or not, I’ve not succumb to a single cup of coffee or regular tea the whole week. Not even once. Matcha rules.

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Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 teaspoon of organic matcha powder (I use EnchaLife)
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 cup of hot milk (I used soy milk)

Directions:

  1. Use a cup with a large and flat diameter at the bottom. Add matcha powder and 2 tbsp of hot water.
  2. Using a bamboo whisk, whisk in zig zag pattern with a good speed. As soon as froth forms on the matcha tea, it’s ready.
  3. Froth your favorite dairy or non-dairy hot milk before adding into the prepared matcha tea.
  4. Top your homemade green tea latte with a tiny sprinkling of matcha powder.
  5. Sip and forget about coffee.

 

Green Tea Latte | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Sweetener is optional here, but the reality is, if you are using an organic pure matcha powder that was processed in Japan, it should taste grassy and not bitter at all 🙂

Hope your day is filled with matcha and less caffeine. Try it and let me know how it tastes!

Have you tried matcha powder before? I am anxious to bake with it.

 

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1 valentina | sweet kabocha February 20, 2015 at 11:17 AM

I love matcha and I always forget to make matcha latte when I preparare some almond or other nut milk, damnit! 😀
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2 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 12:21 AM

Do not forget again, make it now 😀

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3 Daniela @ foorecipeshq February 20, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Heaven, I see heaven here! I left my precious matcha powder at my mum’s house, now your post and pictures make me miss my favourite drink so bad. It’s ok, I’ll hold on 🙂 I personally like matcha latte with no sweetener at all, maybe just a teaspoon of honey because, as you said, the grassy taste should not be covered by other ingredients. Happy to hear you’re feeling better, sipping this great drink while keeping yourself warm is definitely comforting.
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4 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 12:28 AM

oh, dear. hope you’ll get to enjoy some soon 🙂

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5 Rebecca@Figs and Pigs February 20, 2015 at 2:36 PM

I think this is one of the best matcha recipes Ive seen that latte looks divine.
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6 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 12:30 AM

Thanks Rebecca! You are way too kind 🙂

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7 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 21, 2015 at 2:06 AM

Ooh what a coincidence! I’m made something with matcha today! 😀
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8 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 12:31 AM

Go matcha! 😀

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9 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 21, 2015 at 4:45 AM

This sounds and looks divine. And as always, your photos are excellent.
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10 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 12:37 AM

Thanks so much, Angie 🙂

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11 Kristin @ Tasty Joy February 21, 2015 at 11:34 AM

A week without coffee? This must be good 🙂
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12 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 12:40 AM

Oh yes! Also, it takes away the “sluggishness” and I feel so good all throughout the day 🙂

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13 Cecilia February 21, 2015 at 2:10 PM

Green tea is anyway great. I will try your green tea latte right now, thanks for the idea.
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14 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 12:42 AM

Cecilia — thanks and let me know how it tastes 🙂

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15 Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings February 21, 2015 at 3:27 PM

This is such a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful tea. Did I say beautiful too many times? Just so you know, we are having a -33C winter here in Toronto, and a hot cup of match green tea latte would be perfect! Another great post, Kiran!
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16 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 12:43 AM

Yes, you did and thank you my sweet friend. Oh my, that’s freakishly cold!!! You’d need more than a cup of green tea latte to warm up 😀

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17 Joanne February 22, 2015 at 8:07 AM

I am obviously VERY behind on my Big Bang Theory!! Yikes…guess I’d better whip up a batch of these before I watch it…sounds like I’m going to need some comfort!
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18 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 12:54 AM

You need too! It gets funnier each time 🙂

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19 Honey, What's Cooking? February 22, 2015 at 11:28 PM

Girl.. you take amazing photos even when you’re not well. THis is gorgeous. I’ve never tried a green tea latte. Hope you feel better. 🙂
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20 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 3:33 PM

Thanks Nisha, you are always so generous 🙂

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21 Carolyn Chan February 23, 2015 at 1:27 AM

YUM! That looks so delicious. I am a green tea addict and this is a beautiful way of trying it other than just as tea. I am going to have to go and look for matcha powder.
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22 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Carolyn — thanks love. Look for matcha and give it a try 🙂

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23 Ashley February 24, 2015 at 7:41 PM

I’ve been playing around with matcha at home lately – I need to make myself a latte! This is gorgeous!
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24 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 3:55 PM

You need too. It’s so good 😀

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25 Kari February 28, 2015 at 8:15 PM

This looks so good! Matcha is so good for you!
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