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How to Make a Healthy Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte

Updated on March 16, 2016
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.


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      Matcha Drinker 5 weeks ago

      A. Cow milks nulify the health effects of matcha, so this recipe is deceptive. Kudoes to those who used but milk.

      B. To commenters experiencing bitter matcha- that sometimes happens with culinary grade and to get an improved taste you need ceremonial grade matcha, which is quite a bit more expensive but very worthwhile.

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      Tori 2 months ago

      Actually soy milk does NOT increase the risk of breast cancer. There are been multiple studies done on it, and there's some research saying it could possible help decrease the risk.

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      Shannon 3 months ago

      Soy milk increases risks of breast Ladies.

      Please be careful. I used to love soy milk but stoped drinking it because I already have breast cancer in my family.

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      de 10 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!

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      Angel 10 months ago

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

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      marina 11 months ago

      any tips on how to make it less bitter?

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      Tina McCallum 13 months ago

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

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      21 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 !

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      Me 24 months ago

      Delicious and very similar thanks

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      24 months ago

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

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      mack 2 years ago

      good article

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