Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

My latest obsession is sipping an iced matcha latte when the hot afternoon slump hits. Matcha is a type of high-quality green tea, where the leaves are gently steamed, dried, and pulverized. Due to its fine texture, you can drink the matcha in the tea, rather than removing it before drinking.

Studies show that matcha tea contains at least three times the EGCG, a polyphenol antioxidant, as even the highest levels found in traditional green tea. A cup of matcha green tea contains about 55 milligrams of caffeine—about the same as a strong cup of black tea or a can of cola. While preparing matcha takes an extra step, it can be a pleasant, Zen break during the day and is a good excuse to break away from your desk. Brewing your own matcha allows you to control the quality of the ingredients going into your glass. Mainstream coffee shops, on the other hand, use a matcha green tea blend that reveals sugar as the first ingredient by weight, rather than matcha. Plus, most coffee houses’ plant-based

While preparing matcha takes an extra step, it can be a pleasant, Zen break during the day and is a good excuse to break away from your desk. Brewing your own iced matcha latte allows you to control the quality of the ingredients going into your glass. Mainstream coffee shops, on the other hand, use a matcha green tea blend that reveals sugar as the first ingredient by weight, rather than matcha. Plus, most coffee houses’ plant-based varieties of milks contain added sugars. At home, you can add just a couple drops of sweetener and use your choice of unsweetened milk.

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

1 rounded teaspoon pre-sifted matcha green tea powder2 drops sweetener, like honey or agave nectar (optional)
2 drops sweetener, like honey or agave nectar (optional)3 ounces milk, like
3 ounces milk, like canned evaporated coconut milk
Crushed ice

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Directions

Heat 3 ounces (about 1/3 cup) water until it is steamy hot, but not yet bubbling. Place the matcha green tea into a glass. Pour in the hot water. Whisk to combine, adding the sweetener, as well. Cool for a few minutes. Pour in the milk, fill with crushed ice, and stir. For a smoother appearance and frothy surface, shake the drink in a cocktail shaker.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes

Makes 1 serving

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 82 calories, 6 g total fat (6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 4 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 7 g total carbohydrate (0 g fiber), 2 g protein, 4% DV iron, 0% DV calcium, 60% DV Vitamin A, 15% DV Vitamin C.Michelle Dudash, RDN, is a registered dietitian and creator of Cleaneatingcookingschool.com.

Michelle Dudash, RDN, is a registered dietitian and creator of Cleaneatingcookingschool.com.

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Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

By Team Dudash Published: July 26, 2017

  • Yield: 1 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins

My latest beverage obsession.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat 3 ounces (about 1/3 cup) water until it is steamy hot, but not yet bubbling. Place the matcha green tea into a glass. Pour in the hot water. Whisk to combine, adding the sweetener, as well. Cool for a few minutes. Pour in the milk, fill with crushed ice, and stir. For a smoother appearance and frothy surface, shake the drink in a cocktail shaker.

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