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matcha green tea latte, Pinch of Yum

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

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This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze!
 We are using their Almondmilk which is delicious for an iced matcha latte.


Okay! So let’s get granola for a minute.

A toasted English muffin smeared with almond butter and sea salt is just begging to be washed down with sips of this cold, creamy, sweet, antioxidant-dense iced matcha green tea latte. It’s like the world’s healthiest form of a latte. I know you’re maybe asking questions. Raising eyebrows. Matcha is a tiny bit off the mainstream map, I get it.

But hey – can you buy almond milk? do you have Amazon? because that’s how I got started with my matcha green tea latte obsession. Look out, hippie matcha green tea latte drinkers. The food regulars be comin for ya.

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte powder.

So to set the stage. MATCHA GREEN TEA IS THE BOMB.COM.

I didn’t know about it until, like, two months ago. It all started with an obsession with a local tea bar in St. Paul, where I’d order this thing called a Royal Tea Latte (I’m speaking in past tense as if this is something of days gone by, but in reality I’m stopping there on my way home from work to get my third one this week – large plz – and I have zero regrets) and because the Royal had to brew for a few minutes, I’d sit there and watch all the other tea people ordering and navigating the scary-exciting menu of a tea bar.

And that’s when I realized: whoa, matcha.

Jars with green juice and almond milk.

I started ordering matcha tea latte drinks at coffee shops. I was just curious. I found some things out.

  1. I’m going to be honest – I can’t stomach matcha green tea lattes when they’re hot. Just… too much of a green plant steaminess in my face.
  2. I do, however, LOVE love love them cold. Icy cold and creamy and sweet, perfect for sipping through a straw. Bless that green drink.
  3. Unfortunately, when served cold, there is always the danger of getting matcha green tea chunks up in your straw and, so so sorry, up in your mouth. And that brings us back to another thing I can’t stomach about matcha green tea lattes, which is, obviously, MATCHA GREEN TEA CHUNKS. Not okay.
  4. The solution to getting them just how I want them? Silky-smooth and lusciously green and cold and creamy and a teeny bit over-sweetened? The solution is making them at home. Because you can buy yourself a little packet of matcha powder and your fave creamy almond milk and be a whiz at this in less than 60 seconds flat.

Get a mason jar with a lid. Imma show you.

First:

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte in a jar with a hand.

That’s the matcha paste (you have to make a paste so you don’t get chunks) mixed with the almond milk and agave.

Lid on, annnnnnd GO.

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte in a jar with a hand.

60 seconds later, you are sipping that matcha green tea latte like a boss.

It’s packed with antioxidants (thanks matcha!) and it’s ULTRA creamy while staying light in calories and fat (thanks Almond Breeze!) and completely plant-powered (thanks agave!) and GUESS WHAT there’s a bonus.

It has a little bit of caffeine. BZZZZZ

Jars with green juice and hand grabbing jar.

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PS. What was life before Amazon? I don’t even remember. Did you guys know about Prime Now? I can’t even. The other day I had something delivered to our studio in less than one hour and I opened the package and looked at Jenna and said: WE’RE LIVING IN THE FUTURE.

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Ice Matcha Green Tea Latter being poured into a glass.

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 latte 1x

Description

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte – 3 ingredient perfection! featuring almond milk, matcha powder, and honey or agave. Vegan, dairy free.


Ingredients

Scale

Instructions

  1. In a glass jar, mix the matcha green tea powder with a little bit of water – just enough to form a paste. Stir it up until there are no clumps.
  2. Add the milk and agave. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously until incorporated. Let sit for a minute so any remaining clumps settle to the bottom. Carefully pour into a glass with ice and enjoy!

Notes

If you have a mesh strainer, you can also pour the matcha latte through it to remove clumps. I am usually too lazy to get it out in the morning which is why I just let it settle for a second and then pour carefully enough so that the little clumps just stay put in the bottom of the jar.

  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Keywords: green tea latte, matcha latte, iced latte, iced matcha

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159 Comments

  1. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Julie

    Matcha is the bomb! Matcha is also supposed to make you more alert, with a bit of a caffeine high- but without the caffeine crash,. Maybe I’m just super open to the power of suggestion, but I think it works! I’m like you where drinking it hot is not for me (too earthy tasting), but drinking it cold- yes please! I mix mine with cold brewed green tea (double the green tea goodness!) but I’m going to have to try it your way next! Yum!????

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hahaha that’s how I feel! Possibly susceptible to the power of suggestion but I don’t care – it’s delicious and makes me feel good. 🙂 GO MATCHA!

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      Matcha4Lif

      Not just the power of suggestion; here’s some info on that awesome matcha buzz.

      …while there is caffeine in tea (in the form of theine), it is present in much smaller quantities than other methylxanthines — particularly theophylline, which is more of a respiratory stimulant than CNS stimulant. Theobromine is also found in tea… this alkaloid is the main psychoactive presence in chocolate and cacao, and it is more of a heart stimulant than caffeine. Tea also contains L-theanine, an amino acid that promotes alpha brain wave production and alert, calm states of mind.

      ~lifted from a Reddit comment, user: Sumeru

      🙂

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        Marcus

        Annnnd now I have to try and find this Tea bar in St Paul! (I try and never go to St Paul…. since it’s St Paul)






  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Yum! Love iced matcha lattes especially since I’ve been trying to cut down on my caffeine consumption. I usually add a little stevia but I’m going to have to try with a little agave or honey!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hahah! We ARE living in the future, isn’t it crazy? My favorite makeup store doesn’t carry the palette I need anymore so I walked outta there like a boss because I KNEW: Amazon will have it! I love matcha 🙂 As an acupuncturist hippie I’m down with all the tea. But matcha is special – everyone loves it!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’ve been searching for a coffee alternative. This might be it for me. 🙂
    I’ve had it at coffee shops but I never thought I could make it so easily at home.

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      Rosie

      Just discovered matcha 2 weeks ago and love it! Tried your recipe and everyone in my office was sipping off of it so Monday morning I’ll be going in with a big jug of it 😂😂😂 so tasty! Thank you






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    Ileana

    LOL Amazon has taken over my life! Thanks for the recipe. I don’t like green tea, but ordered the matcha powder for my husband. I can already see how promises of green tea iced lattes will get things around the house done a lot faster

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    Rachel

    Have you tried using a blender bottle? Like the kind they sell to mix protein shakes with. I bet that would be good at breaking up the matcha chunks too!

    I’ve never tried a matcha latte before but have been feeling curious about them…this has encouraged me to take the dive!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I don’t know, even with a whisk it’s pretty tricky. It’s similar to cocoa powder in that it doesn’t dissolve well into cold liquids. But I should give it a try!

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        Katherine

        I have a bamboo whisk that works really well with my matcha….the prongs are smaller, so less chance of chunks

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        Rachel Thurman

        I just made this recipe using a blender bottle. I shook it for close to 60 seconds. No clumps!






  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    WHY OH WHY have I never thought to make an iced version of a green tea latte? And I thought you were going to whip out a blender or something to handle the matcha chunk situation, but I LOVE that this only requires a mason jar. This is definitely on my Saturday morning agenda now!

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    Cheryl

    Iced matche lattes are my favorite, and Jade Leaf is my go-to matcha brand. I was wishing I had one the exact moment an email about this post arrived in my inbox! I follow this exact process when I make them, although I still get the occasional bitter lump of matcha powder. I’m considering buying a blender bottle with a wire shaker bottle, specifically for this purpose.






  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Matcha. Matcha. Matcha. I need a mason jar (or 5) of these bad boys right now. I bought some matcha latte powder from Trader Joe’s after hearing about it, but it didn’t seem right. Buying this powder off Amazon now!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’ve been meaning to try matcha for a while now but have steered clear as I am put off by the preparation method and all the utensils required. Your recipe sounds super easy and uncomplicated so I shall definitely give it a go. Thanks! 🙂

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      Sandy

      Hasn’t anyone tried whisking the matcha with a little boiling water to dissolve it? Then just add ice cubes and cream, stir and voila! That’s how I make mine.

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        Katie

        Been thinking this with literally every comment about clumps! I make crystal light the same way. A little hot water in the bottom of the pitcher to dissolve it then add the cold.

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    Kimberly Baker

    Lindsey, I strongly urge you to do your homework on your carton of almond milk. Please read the ingredients and you’ll discover the unhealthy additives. I learned long ago that the shelf (non-refrigerated) carton packaging is not a healthy choice. Bravo on the Matcha though!

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    Catherine

    Yum! I’ll have to try agave. I had to decaffeinate, the caffeine in coffee spiked my coritsol and I couldn’t handle stress well anymore. Enter green tea! It doesn’t spike your cortisol AND it helps you handle stress better. I found that using the battery powered frother from Ikea gets rid of the lumps quick as a wink. Cheers!????

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Matcha gives me LIFE. It’s perfect when I want something more substantial than a cup of tea, but not as heavy as coffee. And I mean, it’s green, so I must be doing something right??

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    My kids will love these so much. I will try the best. Now I can change my menu regularly for my family, esp. for my kids. Thank you 🙂






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    Peter

    Have you tried a Matcha Bamboo whisk? I put the matcha powder in a bowl and add a bit of almond milk and whisk it until it’s frothy then add the rest of the milk. It wotks well without lumps.