A matcha latte is a delicious way to enjoy and get the benefits of matcha green tea. This iced matcha latte recipe uses simple ingredients, doesn’t require any premade milk, comes together quickly and is better than a Starbucks iced matcha latte.
After getting three different tasting Starbucks matcha lattes in a week, I needed to make my own. So I created a delicious creamy iced matcha latte for a fraction of the price.
This iced matcha tea latte can be made quickly in the comfort of your own home for a refreshing drink to enjoy as the perfect afternoon pick me up.
The recipe doesn’t use any premade milk, but if you prefer oat milk, coconut milk, soy milk or dairy milk, there are instructions below to use cold milk instead of cashews and a blender.
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What is matcha?
Matcha is essentially a concentrated green tea. It’s a fine powder made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant (the tea plant) after steaming or frying, which prevents oxidation.
Just before harvesting, the tea leaves are shaded, which allows for more chlorophyll in the leaves. When drinking matcha, you are drinking the entire leaf of the Camellia Sinensis plant since the tea is made from dissolving the ground powder.
This allows you to get about 137 times more of the health benefits than you would get by drinking green tea.
Why do people love matcha?
Matcha, especially in a good iced matcha latte recipe, tastes delicious. But matcha also has many health benefits.
Matcha health benefits
- Contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties – Matcha contains high amounts of epigallocatechin gallate (better known as EGCG). EGCG is the catechin responsible for the antioxidant properties.
- May help lower cholesterol – Studies have shown that the catechins in matcha may help lower LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol).
- Anti viral, anti fungal and anti-bacterial properties – In vitro studies have shown that matcha has anti viral, anti bacterial and anti fungal properties.
- May be good for oral health.
- May help lower blood pressure.
- May help lower stress and anxiety.
- May help with mental focus – The L-theanine in tea may help to minimize the negative effects of caffeine, so you get the energy boost without a jitter effect.
What is in the perfect iced matcha latte recipe?
- 1 packet Pique Tea Matcha (or 1 rounded teaspoon of your favorite brand of ceremonial grade matcha)
- Raw honey
- Hugh and Grace Marine Collagen (optional, but recommended)
- Filtered cold water
- Cashew pieces or whole cashews
- Cup of ice
Why use Pique Tea Matcha?
Pique Tea’s Sun Goddess Matcha is an organic ceremonial grade matcha, quadruple screened for heavy metals, mold and toxins. It tastes delicious and doesn’t require a bamboo whisk or warm water to mix.
You can make your own iced matcha latte using your favorite matcha and it doesn’t have to be Pique tea matcha. Just make sure you are using ceremonial-grade matcha, not culinary-grade matcha for optimal taste.
Ceremonial-grade matcha vs. culinary-grade matcha
There are two different grades of matcha. Ceremonial grade matcha is a higher quality matcha, with a less bitter taste than culinary grade matcha.
Ceremonial grade matcha is designed for drinking in teas and culinary matcha is generally for cooking and baking.
How to make this iced matcha latte recipe
Time needed: 5 minutes
Can I use maple syrup instead of honey to sweeten the latte?
Why add marine collagen to a matcha latte?
Marine collagen has been shown in human studies to help reduce wrinkles and skin elasticity and has been shown to slow the aging process in mice. It has also been shown to aid in wound healing and may help prevent bone degeneration.
I use and love the Hugh and Grace Marine Collagen because it’s sustainably sourced (from Japan), has no added flavors or coloring, is 3rd party tested to be free from toxins and contaminants and is lactose, soy, GMO & gluten free.Print
This iced matcha latte recipe uses simple ingredients, doesn’t require any premade milk, comes together quickly and is better than a Starbucks iced matcha latte.
- Prep Time: 5
- Category: drinks
- Method: high-speed blender
- Serving Size: 1 large cup
- Calories: 217
- Sugar: 27 g
- Sodium: 19.5 mg
- Fat: 8.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
- Trans Fat:
- Carbohydrates: 31.6 g
- Fiber: 0.7 g
- Protein: 7.8 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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