Matcha latte: cold and hot recipe of delicious Matcha with milk

When I tried for the first time Matcha latte (as it is popularly known as traditional matcha with milk) I was pleasantly surprised. It is true that I had already tried this variety of green tea in the form of sponge cake, even in the form of tea, but never mixed and combined with milk.

What did I like the most? Its mild flavor and texture. Although on that occasion I tried it in the middle of summer and the variety I chose was a matcha latte ice, the version of this popular drink in cold form. And the milk foam helped a lot to get that texture as delicious as it was exquisite.

About him matcha We have already spoken to you on occasion. It is a wonderful Japanese variety of green tea, which - in this country - is characterized as a very popular variety as it is part of the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Not only because of its different qualities, but because it is a tea that is ground, make it a wonderful choice as an ingredient in baking, thanks not only to its delicate and beautiful color (as striking as characteristic), but also because its mild flavor.

Since it is a drink that can be served both hot and cold, here are two recipes to be able to

How to make a hot traditional matcha latte (or matcha tea with milk)

Ingredients (for 1 person):

  • 1 teaspoon matcha + 1 teaspoon matcha
  • 2 tablespoons of hot water
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Panela or sugar (optional)

Preparation of hot matcha latte:

  1. Put water in a saucepan and let it heat in the fire, but without breaking to boil.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of matcha in the cup or glass where you are going to serve the tea.
  3. When the water is hot (remember not to boil), add it little by little to the cup, beating gently while you pour the water so that the matcha dissolves.
  4. Heat the milk a little.
  5. Finally, pour the hot milk and sprinkle a little more matcha on top.

How to make Iced Matcha Latte (matcha tea with cold milk)

It is an equally delicious variety, ideal when this tea does not feel hot, or when it is hot, we are in summer and we want to freshen up a bit. In short, it is a recommended drink for those moments. On the other hand, it is advisable to have an electric beater with which to froth the milk. The result will be incredible.

Ingredients (for 1 person):

  • 1 teaspoon matcha + 1 teaspoon matcha
  • 2 tablespoons of hot water
  • 1 cup of cold milk
  • Some ice cubes
  • Panela or sugar (optional)

Elaboration of cold matcha latte:

  1. Put water in a saucepan and let it heat in the fire, but without breaking to boil.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of matcha in the cup or glass where you are going to serve the tea.
  3. When the water is hot (remember not to boil), add it little by little to the cup, beating gently while you pour the water so that the matcha dissolves.
  4. If you have an electric beater, the ideal thing is to beat the milk to froth it. To achieve this you just have to beat the cold milk a little until it is frothed.
  5. Then add it to the cup.
  6. Add some ice cubes.
  7. To enjoy.

Did you know…?

In Japan, when preparing matcha, they use a beater called Chasen, made with bamboo and which usually contains 80 prongs of this material. In addition, it is usually made in a Japanese bowl called Genki. ThemesTea

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