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? Keep scrolling for the recipe.
Encha's "Better than Starbucks" Matcha Latte
- 1 cup milk of your choice (our favorite is soy or oat!)
- 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!
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.