This Matcha Chai Latte is a perfect combination of earthy, creamy, and sweet flavors. It’s great for giving you an energy boost and might improve your concentration.
With just four ingredients and less than 10 minutes, you will have the most satisfying and delicious chai matcha latte. It’s a great pick-me-up beverage that you can enjoy anytime!
If you’re looking for even more delicious latte options, try some of these recipes: rose chai latte, oat milk matcha latte, and matcha turmeric latte. They’re sure to satisfy your cravings for something both tasty and unique.
- Chai latte concentrate: For this recipe, I used chai latte concentrate that you can find at Target or online. I love this chai concentrate because it cuts down on prep time. Based on other ingredients, you can customize your chai latte.
- Matcha powder: I used Jade Leaf matcha – cafe-style sweetened matcha mix. Feel free to use any matcha powder you prefer. If you use matcha with no added sugar, you might need to add a sweetener.
- Warm water: You need a couple of tablespoons of warm water. I used filtered water, which I warmed up in the microwave.
- Half-and-half: For a more creamy latte, I used half-and-half. Feel free to use any milk of your preference.
See recipe card for quantities.
Why You’ll Love this Latte
- Easy to make
- Simple and less than a handful of ingredients
What is Chai
Chai is a mixture of black tea with spices. You can buy it as a tea bag or as a chai concentrate. The flavor will be different based on which option you pick.
I prefer the chai concentrate because the prep time is so fast. Although, in this chai concentrate, you will already have added sugar.
Equipment and Tools Needed
- Hand-held milk frother
- Milk frother
- Measuring cups
- Tall glass
- Heat the chai latte concentrate.
- Whisk the matcha powder in warm water until there are no clumps left.
- Froth the milk with a bit of matcha powder to get that beautiful soft green color foam.
- Pour the chai latte concentrate into a mug, matcha with water, and frother milk.
Expert Tips and Tricks
- Don’t have a milk frother: If you don’t have a milk frother, heat the milk in a microwave or on the stovetop and shake it in a mason jar or a cocktail shaker.
- Use warm water for matcha powder: Use warm, not hot water. The flavor will differ based on the water temperature – the higher water temperature will produce a more bitter taste. Also, if you use boiling water with matcha, it will burn it, and the flavor won’t be the same.
Substitutions and Variations
- Make it iced: Not a fan of hot matcha chai latte? Make an iced matcha chai latte. You don’t need to heat the chai concentrate and milk for the iced matcha latte. You still need to use warm water to mix the matcha powder and help it dissolve. Fill the tall glass or jar with ice, add chai concentrate, matcha with water, and pour milk on top. Stir to combine, and sprinkle matcha powder on top if preferred.
- Use different matcha powder: There are so many other matcha powder brands. Use whichever you prefer. My favorite matcha brand is Jade Leaf Matcha. I use several of their various options, each with pros and cons. I used Caffe-style sweetened matcha latte mix for this chai matcha latte, which is already sweet, so no additional sugar is needed.
- Use different milk: You can use any milk you prefer. I used half-and-half to make it more creamy. Some of the options I recommend are oat milk, almond milk, regular whole milk, or reduced fat.
- Make it less sweet: This matcha chai latte will be sweet since both chai concentrate and the matcha powder I used have added sugar. If you prefer to make it less sweet, I suggest using different matcha without added sugar. This matcha powder will give you a more traditional matcha flavor.
- Use a chai tea bag instead of chai latte concentrate: If you want complete control over how much sugar goes in your chai matcha latte, you can use a chai tea bag instead. Prepare the chai tea per package instructions and add it to your latte.
Chai matcha gives you the perfect combination of smooth, earthy, sweet, and creamy taste.
Matcha is a healthy alternative to coffee. It will give you a boost of energy without the jittery feeling afterward. Matcha is packed with antioxidants and is known to reduce stress and boost metabolism.
Both matcha and coffee give you an energy boost. Your body absorbs almost all of the caffeine in coffee much faster. Matcha boosts your energy at a slower pace. Matcha can also increase your concentration levels. To learn more, please visit the Healthline site.
The short answer is yes. As with most other food or drinks, you should consume matcha in moderation.
Other Beverage Recipes You May Like
- Butterfly Pea Latte
- Dalgona Latte
- Iced Oat Milk Latte
- Oat Milk Matcha Latte
- Matcha Turmeric Latte
- Oat Milk Hot Chocolate
- Rose Chai Latte
- Dirty Matcha Latte
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Matcha Chai Latte
- 1 hand-held milk frother
- 1 milk frother
- measuring cups and spoons
- 1 tall glass
- ¾ cup chai latte concentrate (Lazo)
- 1 ¼ teaspoon matcha powder, divided
- 2 tablespoon warm water
- ½ cup half-and-half
- Pour the chai latte concentrate into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 minute.
- Add 1 teaspoon matcha powder to a tall glass and add 2 tablespoon warm water. Using a hand-held milk frother, froth the matcha until no clumps are left.
- Add ¼ teaspoon matcha powder to a milk frother and half-and-half and froth the milk (use the warm option), so the milk will be warm and frothy.
- Pour chai latte concentrate and matcha with water into a mug. Pour frothy milk with matcha into the same cup. Stir to combine, and enjoy!