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Two glasses of matcha latte with ice and gold straw

Iced Chamomile Matcha Latte


  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Matcha Chamomile Latte is the perfect summer drink! Sweet and floral chamomile tea pairs perfectly with earthy matcha for a refreshing morning or afternoon treat.


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon loose leaf chamomile tea (or 1 chamomile tea bag)
  • 1 teaspoon ceremonial grade matcha powder*
  • 12 teaspoons grade A maple syrup or agave (or to taste)
  • 1 cup (240 ml) non-dairy milk

Instructions

  1. Brew the Chamomile “Concentrate”: Bring ½ (120 ml) cup of water to a boil; add the chamomile tea to a teapot or large glass, add the water, cover, and steep for 5 minutes. Place in the fridge to let cool for at least 15 minutes, preferably overnight (Note: this makes enough tea for 2 lattes)
  2. Make the Matcha: Sift 1 teaspoon of matcha powder into a medium bowl. Heat water to 180ºF (82ºC) in an electric kettle or in a small saucepan on the stovetop. Add a small amount of water and whisk vigorously with a bamboo whisk (chasen) until dissolved. Then, add in an additional 1/4 cup (60 ml) of water to the bowl and whisk again, in a W motion, until the matcha is frothy.
  3. Combine: add around ~ 1 cup of ice to a glass, then pour 1/4 cup (60 ml) of the chamomile “concentrate” and the maple syrup over the ice. Mix well with a spoon or straw, then pour in the matcha. Top off the latte with as much non-dairy milk as desired and stir again. Add additional sweetener to taste if necessary, then serve immediately.

Notes

  • Blender Version: if you don’t have a matcha whisk, you can easily make this recipe in a blender as well! Sift the matcha into the blender and add 1/4 cup of hot water and blend, then add in the chilled tea, maple syrup, and milk and blend again. Pour over ice and serve immediately.
  • Matcha Powder: I recommend using a ceremonial grade matcha powder, which is of higher quality and has a better flavor. I personally purchase my matcha from Ippodo Tea.