How to Make a Healthy Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte

Make an iced green tea latte like this one at home.
Make an iced green tea latte like this one at home.

Green Tea Latte

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The Benefits of Matcha

Matcha is said to be the purest form of green tea. It generally comes in a powdered form and can be mixed into teas, cakes, and even chocolate recipes. Matcha has more antioxidant properties than drinking green tea alone because you consume the whole green tea leaf.

Matcha offers the following benefits:

  • Burns fat by increasing metabolism
  • Increases energy
  • Boosts immune system
  • High fiber content
  • Calming effect
  • Cell detoxification
  • Powerful antioxidants
  • Can reduce blood sugar and cholesterol


  • 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder, or more to taste
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar, dissolved in a little hot water
  • ice
  • whipped cream, optional
  1. Fill a tall glass with milk. Add dissolved sugar and tea powder. Stir until most of the powdered bits are combined. Fill with ice and add whipped cream. Enjoy! Tip: You may want to add the powdered green tea into a tad bit of boiling water in order to help the powder separate, then add to the milk. You could also add the matcha with the dissolved sugar mixture. (You could also add the ingredients in a cocktail shaker or blender if the matcha is too powdery)
  2. To make a hot green tea latte, heat milk in pan or milk steamer until hot. Add sugar and matcha. Stir until combined. Add whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 180
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Sugar 16 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 8 g16%
Cholesterol 24 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Comments 8 comments

de 3 months ago

I don't see how Matcha tastes bitter, maybe not using a quality product! I've made mine according to this and a couple of other recipes and always tastes great!

Angel 3 months ago

Use less matcha powder, like 1 1/2 tsp. to make less bitter.

marina 4 months ago

any tips on how to make it less bitter?

Tina McCallum 6 months ago

Tried this with almond milk and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

14 months ago

Love this ! I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk :) next time will try blending it up . Thanks for sharing the recipe , so simple , easy and delicious !

Me 16 months ago

Delicious and very similar thanks

17 months ago

use soy milk instead of cow milk. The dairy voids the antioxidant benefits.

mack 21 months ago

good article

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