Yummiest Low Calorie Green Tea Latte Recipe using Matcha

Here’s our green tea latte recipe, designed to be as easy on the calories as possible, and therefor also easy on the waist line! This recipe takes certain liberties to cut the calories, feel free to many any substitutions that you would like, there’s not a whole lot to this recipe, it’s simple and easy to prepare, but it’s absolute delicious and gives you all the health benefits of matcha green tea. If you have tried matcha tea in the past and found it to be a bit too bitter for your liking, it could be due to one of the following reasons…

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Recommended: Gunpowder green tea for your green tea latte!

What Makes Matcha Tea Bitter?

  1. Some people will complain about the bitter taste of matcha tea, and often times it is because the consumer has purchased cooking-grade matcha rather than ceremonial grade matcha, the latter of the two being the one that’s meant to be drank. Cooking grade matcha is taken from the second or third harvest of the leaves, whereas the ceremonial grade matcha comes from the first harvest and includes only the highest quality green tea leaves.
  2. Secondly, how you prepare it will also have an effect on how bitter it ends up tasting.

It will also vary by provider, generally speaking as you go further down the price scale of matcha green teas, the bitterness will be greater.

Now, with that out of the way, let’s get right to this low calorie recipe for a…

Matcha Green Tea Latte

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In order to make this drink, its recommended that you froth your milk, either with a handheld frothing wand or with an espresso machine. If you don’t have access to either of these tools, you can just warm up your milk on the stove and try to froth it a bit with a fork or a whisk, but it’s not essential. It only takes about 2-3 minutes to prepare this recipe, and you can have it ready in about 3-4 minutes, so it’s a delicious treat that only takes a moment to prepare. (How many minutes are in a moment, by the way? What’s the official conversion?) This particular recipe makes enough for two servings, because one just isn’t enough – whether you’re sharing with a friend or keeping both for yourself.

Necessary Ingredients

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  • 1 cup or milk (or soy milk, almond milk..)
  • 2 tsps of matcha green tea powder
  • 2 servings of sweetener (sugar, simple syrup, xylitol, stevia, etc.)
  • Whip cream or cinnamon garnish? (Up to you!)

Preparation Instructions

Here’s how to make it with a handheld frothing wand, a whisk, a fork, or just wingin’ it:

  1. In a small pot or a small saucepan, add the milk and heat it until it begins to steam.
  2. Add in the matcha tea green tea powder and your chosen sweetener.
  3. Mix and froth this combination until the powder has dissolved, and there are some little bubbles.
  4. If you want to garnish it, a scoop of whip cream along with cinnamon makes a tasty choice, but it’s not the healthiest option! Instead, you can simply garnish it with a pinch of matcha tea on top.

Here’s how to make this green tea latte recipe with an espresso machine:

  1. Pour your milk into the steaming cup.
  2. Add in the tea and your sweetener of choice.
  3. Pop in the steaming wand, and let it go to work. It may take a while for the matcha powder to dissolve fully.
  4. If you want to garnish it, a scoop of whip cream along with cinnamon makes a tasty choice, but it’s not the healthiest option! Instead, you can simply garnish it with a pinch of matcha tea on top.

There you have it, a simple and delicious green tea latte recipe using matcha green tea, that you can make at home! How does it compare to the Starbucks green tea latte? We like it even better, and you get to see all of the ingredients that go into it.