Have you tried matcha powder blended with perfectly steamed milk? Matcha lattes are a nourishing and warm treat. Especially delightful when you add a bit of mint and honey!
This recipe can be easily tweaked to taste. Leave the mint in the final product for a stronger flavor. Add more warm milk if your brew is too strong.
Latte Art Tips
- To achieve latte art, it is best to use a commercial grade milk steamer, such as those found at most coffee shops. The microfoam and overall milk consistency required for opaque designs is very difficult to achieve otherwise. Ask your local barista if they serve matcha and request a special design on top, or see if they’ll teach you how to free pour!
- The leaf/feather is a free pour design, which means it was created freehand while pouring the steamed milk into the matcha blend.
- The heart was hand drawn with the handle end of a fork. I reserved the foam from my steamed milk and then “painted” a heart onto the top layer of my latte, adding layers to create a three dimensional effect.
- Place 8-9 mint leaves or one mint tea bag in the bottom of a 16 oz. mug and steep in a few tablespoons of water (just enough to cover ingredients) for 4-5 minutes.
- Warm whole milk in microwave or on stove top to about 155 degrees, or just before boiling.
- While milk is warming and after mint is steeped, remove leaves or tea bag and add a few more tablespoons of water to the mug.
- Whisk in matcha powder until fully dissolved.
- To froth warm milk, add to a watertight container (like a mason jar) and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Pour milk over matcha. Add honey to taste.