Do any of you enjoy an iced latte made with tea? I used some of our Shaolin Jasmine Green Tea to brew one up. Was great, milk, sugar and tea. Simple, but refreshing.
I’m all about the occasional matcha green tea latte. Generally I don’t drink them cold, but I don’t see why I couldn’t make it a little stronger and then blend it up with some ice.
- 1 tsp Matcha tea powder (sifted)
- 8 oz. 150-155°F water
- 8 oz. Vanilla Almond Milk (soy milk or 1% milk, sweetened or non depending on preference)
- Agave (optional)
Using a standard cappuccino machine I heat and froth the milk of my choice in a frothing cup. I usually go with unsweetened almond milk and prefer to add sweetener after the fact, if I feel it is necessary. Once I get the milk to temperature (I do this by feel) and have a nice dense foam on the top, I sift 1 even teaspoon of matcha into a large warmed bowl style coffee mug. I whisk in the water as you would preparing standard matcha. I then introduce the milk, holding back the milk foam with a spoon. I stir and taste. At this point I may introduce sweetener, depending on the quality of the matcha. If all is well I will then top the latte off with the remaining foam and enjoy! I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t just pour this over ice, or blend it with, and drink cold.
Doesn’t vanilla milk work so good?! Have you ever used a milk frother that’s independent from a cappuccino machine?
Yeah, my wife has one of those Bodum handheld frothers which works great! If I were doing an iced matcha, or ice matcha blended, I probably wouldn’t even bother heating the milk.
Too sweet for me these days, but how about a Thai Iced Matcha Green Tea?? Prep your matcha, maybe a little on the stronger side, pour over ice then top it with some condensed milk? I can see the beautiful color in my minds eye….
I agree with Mark about using pre-sweetened Matcha green tea powder. I usually drink it cold and with original soy milk and blend it with some ice. Add some whipped cream and there you have it! I would love to try one in a latte form on a cold day.
Doesn’t the whipped cream add such a great topper to make the perfect drink!
I typically make a cold matcha latte myself. I put in about 3 scoops (1 teaspoon per scoop) of sifted matcha powder into my chawan, add a scoop of brown sugar, a splash of vanilla, and 1% or 2% milk (depending on what we have at the moment). I whisk it up with a bamboo whisk until frothy and enjoy!
Hmmm, brown sugar… Now that is something I’ve never tried. But that’s about to change!
I really like chai lattes, and Adagio’s Coconut black is fantastic with a bit of sugar and lots of frothy milk :)
I have no way to steam milk, curses!
A way I’ve seen it done is to heat 2% milk over the stove, and then put it into a blender. You will get finer bubbles than you would with a steamer but it does create a quick foam.
I happen to live in the Cali desert, so cold concoctions begin to taste good as the temps warm a bit…
Lime Chiffon Chai~
1.5 tsp Lime Chiffon
.5 tsp Rooibos Chai
Steep 5-7 minutes in appox. 1/2 cup filtered water. Sweeten as desired and mix into 6 oz unsweetened plain almond milk on ice. :):):)
Aren’t you just in love with the lime chiffon? Soooo amazing.
Yes, it is wonderful!!! I’m almost ashamed to have mixed anything with it, but I was in the mood to experiment.
This sounds amazing. Will have to try mixing lime chiffon and almond milk.
When I want to make something different I love making latte’s. Here are a couple I’ve posted…
1) Coconut Cheesecake Honeybush Latté (Used 52Teas) – http://bit.ly/150CxQU
2) My Coconut & Honey Matcha Latté Recipe – http://bit.ly/GQPbnr
3) How I Made My Matcha Latté – http://bit.ly/okxM1F
I hope you like them :)
The coconut & honey matcha sounds soooo good. I think I will make one soon!
This is awesome! I have some of the #1 tea on the way here now…I can’t wait to try this:).
Thanks! I hope you love them when you make them. Please let me know how it turns out. :)