How to Make a Matcha Latte - Better Than Starbucks!

How to Make a Matcha Latte - Better Than Starbucks!

Starbucks has played a big part in introducing matcha to the masses. Matcha used to be for a niche community of tea ceremony enthusiasts and health afficionados. Now anyone can enjoy a velvety matcha latte in the coffee chain's signature clear cup. What if there's a way to have an even better latte for less? 

Ditch the routine coffee shop visit and become your own barista with our easy-to-follow Iced Matcha Latte recipe. Embrace the art of creating this chilled beverage, mastering the balance of creamy and refreshing notes in every sip. With our Iced Matcha Latte recipe, you'll not only save a trip to the coffee shop but also discover a delightful way to stay cool and energized during warmer days. Cheers to a matcha experience that rivals, or dare we say, surpasses your favorite Starbucks coffee shop concoctions! 

Encha's "Better than Starbucks" Matcha Latte


  • 1 cup milk of your choice (soy, oat, almond milk or our favorite coconut milk!)
  • 1-2 tsp Encha Latte Grade Matcha
  • 1 tbsp vanilla syrup (bonus points if you make it yourself)
  • 1 cup ice


  • Prep your matcha following our steps here
  • Combine the matcha tea, milk, and vanilla syrup with a whisk or milk frother.
  • Pour over ice and enjoy! 

Why Should You Use Latte Grade Matcha?

Encha's latte-grade matcha is ground from high-quality, first-harvest leaves. When prepared just with hot water, our latte-grade matcha can have a strong, slightly bitter taste. That extra strength makes it perfectly suited for pairing with milk or a milk substitute. Our premium, first harvest leaves offer a greener hue and a smoother latte, compared to matcha made with second- or third-harvest leaves. It is simply the best matcha powder for matcha lattes!

Encha Matcha Latte

How Much Do You Save By Making At Home?

A grande Iced Matcha Tea Latte with no substitutions or additions can cost you $4.95 before tax at Starbucks. When you do the math, an Encha matcha latte at home will only cost you approximately $2. That sounds like some serious savings – and a delicious one at that – to us. 

By following these steps and tips, you can elevate your matcha latte game and create a beverage that surpasses the ones you find at popular coffee chains. Making a matcha latte at home allows you to enjoy the process, tailor the flavors to your liking, and enjoy a cup of pure bliss. So grab your matcha powder, froth your milk, and embark on a journey of indulgence and satisfaction.

Add a touch of vanilla extract to your matcha mixture to enhance the sweetness, and voilà – you've just upgraded your iced latte game.Your homemade matcha latte is sure to impress and become a regular part of your daily caffeine routine. Cheers to the ultimate matcha latte experience, better than Starbucks!


Encha matcha productsFAQ's

Can I use any type of matcha powder for making a matcha latte?

It is recommended to use high-quality latte grade matcha powder (such as Encha) for the best results. This type of matcha powder is made from the youngest tea leaves and provides your drink with a vibrant green color and smooth flavor. Keep in mind that the grade of matcha powder heavily impacts the flavor and color of your matcha latte, we always recommend using an organic premium matcha to avoid harmful metals and chemicals.

Can I make a matcha latte without a frother?

Yes, you can still enjoy a delicious matcha latte even if you don't have a frother. While a frother helps create a creamy and frothy texture, you can achieve a similar effect by whisking the matcha powder with hot water vigorously until it becomes frothy. Alternatively, you can use a blender or whisk, or shake the mixture in a tightly sealed jar for a few minutes to create a frothy consistency.

Can I use any matcha for the Iced Matcha Latte recipe, or does it have to be Encha's green tea? 

While you're free to experiment, we highly recommend using Encha's premium matcha latte green tea powder for an authentic and superior flavor. Our matcha powder is specially crafted to elevate your Iced Matcha Latte experience.

Can I customize the sweetness level of the Iced Matcha Latte? 

Absolutely! Adjust the sweetness to your liking by varying the amount of vanilla or sweetener (syrup, sugar, honey, etc.) added. Start with a small amount and gradually increase until you find the perfect balance.

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