Is Matcha Latte Good For You?

Matcha has been steadily gaining popularity in the US over the past few years. Although it has been traditionally consumed in East Asia for centuries, it has only recently started to become a hit amongst Western consumers. The matcha latte is now one of the most popular and trendy hot beverages around. But what exactly is matcha?

Matcha is a drink derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, from which traditional green tea is also made. However, matcha tea differs greatly in the production process, giving it a unique flavor profile and appearance. Matcha comes in a powdered form, and most people will recognize matcha products from their distinctive green color.

Although it is often added to hot water and drunk as a tea, matcha is incredibly versatile. It can be added to smoothies and homemade juices, or used as an ingredient in desserts. You can even sprinkle it on breakfast dishes like porridge and yogurt to add an extra delicious health kick. But one of the most popular food trends at the moment is the matcha latte. Many people drink these hot or cold beverages as a healthier and more luxurious alternative to their daily morning coffee.

But is a matcha latte really good for you? The following article dives into the potential health benefits of this delicious drink.

How to Make a Matcha Latte

A matcha latte is a combination of matcha green tea powder, hot water, and milk. It is made in a similar way to a traditional latte, but with its vivid green color is a much more eye-catching delicacy.

Many modern coffee shops and cafes sell matcha lattes, but you can easily make your own at home by following these steps.


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


Although one of the many health benefits of a matcha latte is that it is sugar-free, you can add sweetener or other additional ingredients like honey or maple syrup to enhance the taste. However, many people find that the unique flavor of a matcha latte is beautiful by itself. We often like to experiment with different flavors and versions of matcha latte and a coconut matcha latte has become one of our summer favorites!


In summary, matcha lattes are one of the most decadent and invigorating beverages around. Encha matcha provides you with many health benefits not present in coffee, and still include the caffeine you may need to get through your day. When using an organic matcha powder such as Encha tea, you avoid drinking matcha with added sweeteners, making your matcha latte one of the best ways to start off the day. You can customize your latte in any way you wish, and Encha Latte powder is a great way to take charge of your health. Encha latte-grade matcha powder is one of the only latte-grade powders to use first-harvest organic matcha tea leaves, giving you the most vibrant and complex-tasting matcha latte possible!