Great Drinks: Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte

One of my favorite items from Starbucks often isn’t even displayed on the menu.

Starbucks Green Tea Latte is absolutely divine! I like to get mine with soy milk and without syrup to fully enjoy the flavor AND the health benefits of matcha green tea.

Whenever I order any of the green tea offerings on Starbucks’ menu (latte, iced latte or Frappuccino), I’m immediately inundated with questions from onlookers. The vivid green hue of the drinks seems to pique the interest of nearby coffee lovers, causing them to inquire what kind of drink I have. I’m always happy to share and encourage them to order it, too!

In case you’ve never had the opportunity to enjoy matcha green tea, it is the highest quality powdered green tea available. In addition to being rich in antioxidants, matcha has also been proven to boost energy levels, burn calories and improve your cholesterol.

The good news is, even if matcha green tea didn’t have a variety of nutritional benefits, it still has an amazing flavorall by itself.

If you’ve never had the chance to enjoy a green tea latte from Starbucks, it’s simple to recreate at home with matcha green tea powder, available at stores like Target, Teavana and World Market.

Read on for the recipe!

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Green Tea Latte
A delicious, homemade version of the Starbucks classic!
Course Drink
Cuisine Coffee, Lattes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Course Drink
Cuisine Coffee, Lattes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, heat almond milk until it starts to bubble around edges.
  2. Pour almond milk into large heat-safe or glass bowl. Stir in matcha powder, hot water and honey. Stir all ingredients until fully dissolved.
  3. Pour into cappuccino cup. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg to serve.
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4 Comments
  1. I love Matcha Tea!
    I put it in my morning smoothies along with Maca & Cacao powder, walnuts, maple syrup, and Almond Milk!
    Healthy and delicious.

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