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Matcha green tea latte with ginger in cup.
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Matcha Green Tea Latte

The perfect matcha green tea latte is creamy, smooth and delicious, with a hint of ginger. It's a soothing, healing, invigorating drink for any time of day!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Japanese inspired
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 136kcal


  • Small saucepan
  • Milk frother or small whisk


  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 8 oz oat milk (or any non-dairy milk of choice, including almond milk, soy milk and cashew milk)


  • Add ginger to non-dairy milk and heat until the milk is scalding.
  • Sift the matcha tea into a cup or bowl using a strainer to get rid of any lumps.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of hot water to the cup with matcha and use a small whisk or milk frother to whisk it until it becomes foamy and frothy.
  • Strain the ginger-infused milk into the matcha mixture and use the whisk or milk frother to mix until frothy again. Pour into cup and enjoy.


Expert tips
  • Matcha tea is made by whisking the liquid with the tea using a special bamboo whisk. The whisk, called a chasen, helps incorporate air into the tea and release its aroma. Tea makers whisk the tea using a quick, short, back-and-forth motion. You don't need a chasen to make a great cup of matcha, unless you already have one. A small regular whisk or a milk frother does the job just as well.
  • Matcha is a sweet and slightly nutty tea with just a hint of bitterness. But with any ingredient, unless you are used to it, use a little at first and then graduate to more according to your taste. I use a teaspoon of matcha tea for a cup, but you can start with ½ or even ¼th of a teaspoon and graduate to more depending on how much you like in your tea.
  • The same goes for ginger. Ginger is an amazing food, but too much of it can cause diarrhea, heartburn and even an irregular heartbeat, so you need just a tiny bit, about ½ teaspoon of grated ginger, which you will strain out before drinking the tea. Add more only after you are certain you can tolerate more, and scale back on it during summer months because ginger warms the body.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 672IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 332mg | Iron: 2mg