Japanese-Inspired latte with a healthy green matcha tea base, lightly sweetened with dairy or non-dairy milk.
Pour the matcha powder into the mug along with 1/4 cup of hot water, 60-75°C.
Let the tea "bloom" for 1-2 minutes, whisking rapidly to break up any small pieces. For this, you can use a wooden matcha whisk or a small metal whisk (a matcha whisk works best).
If you have an automatic milk frother, add the milk to the frother, heat, and froth the milk, pour it into the bloomed matcha and sweeten to taste.
If you do not have a frother, add bloomed matcha to a small saucepan with the milk and sugar or sweetener. Heat until mixture bubbles around the edges, whisking constantly.
If you prefer a frothy latte, use an immersion blender to carefully whip up some foam after it's done heating.
Pour into a large mug, serve and enjoy! This type of latte tastes best lightly sweetened.
You will also need:
Large mug, matcha whisk or regular small whisk, milk frother or small saucepan, immersion blender (optional)