- August 10, 2022
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
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Easy Ginger Matcha Latte
Hello, homemade ginger matcha latte! Find out how to make your own matcha green with ginger, plus the benefits of matcha lattes.
Looking for a new way to drink your tea? How about a tea latte? Warm up with a glass of this ginger-infused green tea latte. It’s super easy to make.
Up until recently, I’d ordered tea lattes at coffee shops but had never attempted to make my own. Well, the matcha ginger latte recipe I came up with is pretty darn delicious, and I can’t wait for you to embrace a homemade green tea latte.
And most importantly, this homemade matcha latte is super easy to make and ready in minutes. Now, find out how to make a green tea latte!
You only need a handful of ingredients to brew up a ginger matcha latte:
Matcha green tea bags or green tea bags: In this matcha latte with ginger recipe, I used matcha tea bags in a half cup of hot water.
This is less water than I’d use for a traditional cup of tea, but the concentration helps the tea get nice and strong—and turn a vibrant green.
I love a hot cup of tea not only because it’s soothing but also because of the health benefits it offers. Did you know that one cup of unsweetened natural green tea boasts 150 milligrams (mg) of flavonoids?
Consuming at least 400 mg of flavonoids daily may help you maintain good heart health! To get this amount, you just need to drink a few cups of green tea.
And FYI that although I’m also a huge coffee fan, you don’t get quite the same amount of flavonoids from java. In fact, a cup of java offers only 0.4 milligrams of flavonoids, per the USDA Database Flavonoid Content 3.1.
So tea definitely wins the flavonoid contest. Green tea also boasts epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a type of polyphenol that has many proven health benefits.
Milk and vanilla extract: Then comes the milk! You can easily substitute dairy milk for oat milk, of you’d like. I combined low-fat milk with vanilla extract, then steamed and frothed it. I recommend using a milk steamer for this––it’s one of my top kitchen gadget picks!
Note that an electric milk steamer will be able to both steam and froth your milk, while many handheld milk frothers are only able to froth.
Crystallized ginger: For a finishing touch, I added crystallized ginger to the latte. Delish! I’ll definitely make more tea lattes again very soon.
The beauty of this matcha latte recipe is you don’t need a matcha whisk or even any matcha powder or powdered green tea.
A ginger matcha latte is the most flavorful when made with strongly brewed tea. Many forms of green tea exist, and this delicious recipe can be made with green tea or matcha tea, depending on your preference.
To make this matcha latte with ginger, first boil water in a tea kettle. After boiling, allow the water to rest for a few minutes.
Transfer water to a latte glass or mug, and steep tea bags for 5 to 6 minutes. Once tea has steeped, remove tea bags.
Meanwhile, combine milk and vanilla extract. Heat milk mixture in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, until steaming.
Froth milk with a handheld milk frother. Alternatively, you may use an electric milk steamer to steam and foam the milk.
Grate one piece of ginger and set side. Top tea with steamed milk, then spoon foam onto top of latte. Top with grated ginger; serve with remaining ginger.
They certainly do! Matcha and ginger pair super well together in this ginger matcha latte recipe. The sweetness and spiciness of crystallized ginger really complements the earthiness of the matcha.
So many flavors go well with a matcha latte! These include ginger, vanilla, even banana or almond!
You get so many health benefits from drinking matcha ginger tea. Drinking tea may provide many health benefits, from helping blood pressure levels to lowering your risk of heart disease. Now, go embrace those tea leaves!
This matcha latte with ginger certainly is! A matcha latte is as healthy as its ingredients. If it contains a lot of added sugar from simple syrup or honey, that makes it less healthy than containing minimal sugar from, say, crystallized ginger.
More hot beverage recipes
If you enjoy this ginger matcha latte recipe, go ahead and give these other warm beverages a try:
This blog post was updated in July 2022. The content was originally part of a partnership with Lipton®, a Unilever brand, as part of the Agents of Change program.
Easy Ginger Matcha Latte
- 2 matcha green tea bags or green tea bags
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup 2 percent milk
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 2 pieces crystallized ginger
- Boil water in a tea kettle. After boiling, allow the water to rest for a few minutes.
- Transfer water to a latte glass or mug, and steep tea bags for 5 to 6 minutes. Once tea has steeped, remove tea bags.
- Meanwhile, combine milk and vanilla extract. Heat milk mixture in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, until steaming.
- Froth milk with a handheld milk frother. Alternatively, you may use an electric milk steamer to steam and foam the milk.
- Grate one piece of ginger and set side.
- Top tea with steamed milk, then spoon foam onto top of latte.
- Top with grated ginger; serve with remaining ginger.
I’d love to hear from you! Now that you’ve found out how to make a Lipton matcha latte, tell me: How do you drink your tea? What are your favorite latte ingredients?
What do you enjoy most about drinking matcha? What do you think about Lipton matcha green tea benefits? Do you make your matcha with a fine powder or with a tea bag? How many cups of matcha will you have today?
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