My Spiced Matcha Latte is the perfect start to your morning and a delicious way to change up your matcha latte. With cozy spices, frothy milk and delicious matcha, you will love this one.
Matcha is a traditional Japanese green tea, but different from green tea in that the green tea leaves are harvested, stems and veins removed, and then processed into a fine powder, which is matcha.
Matcha also comes with many health benefits.
High in Antioxidants: Matcha is rich in catechins, which is a class of plant compounds in tea that act as natural antioxidants. And antioxidants help stabilize harmful free radicals, which are compounds that can damage cells and cause chronic disease. source.
Cancer Prevention: Matcha contains antioxidants called catechins, which are not found in other foods. The catechin found in green tea, EGCg (epigallocatechin gallate) provides cancer-fighting properties. EGCg and other catechins counteract the effects of dangerous free radicals coming from chemicals, radiation, UV rays, which can all lead to cell and DNA damage.
Aids* in Weight Loss: I don’t want this benefit to be held with too much high regard, but there is research shown that consuming matcha can help boost metabolism and burn fat.
Lowers LDL “Bad” Cholesterol: The catechin found in green tea, EGCg, also aids in lowering cholesterol levels. source.
A Delicious Matcha Latte Recipe with Spices
If you haven’t tried drinking matcha green tea yet, I hope you’ll give this drink a try! I personally love matcha lattes with a hint of maple syrup, but adding spices is a great way to bring additional flavor to this green tea latte.
You could make this spiced matcha latte a few different ways:
- Pumpkin Spice Matcha – add this homemade pumpkin pie spice to the matcha powder.
- Chai Matcha Latte – add this DIY chai spice blend in with the matcha powder.
- Turmeric + Cinnamon + Ginger – I love this trio of spices together. I use ground spices for ease but feel free to grate your own for more flavor.
Latte Ingredients needed
- latte grade or ceremonial grade matcha green tea powder is going to give you the best flavor for this drink.
- spices – Feel free to use a pumpkin pie blend, chai spice mix, or a mix of your favorites. I like ground cinnamon, ground turmeric, ground ginger when picking just a few.
- boiled water – this will help ensure the matcha powder and spices get dissolved.
- dairy-free milk – I recommend a plant-based milk of your choice. Oat milk, soy milk or homemade cashew milk will be the creamiest option, but feel free to choose your favorite.
- sweetener of choice – Maple syrup is usually my go-to for matcha.
- vanilla extract – optional but adds a hint of sweet vanilla essence.
How to Make a Spiced Matcha Latte
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of this recipe with how you can easily make matcha at home, without any special equipment needed.
Keep scrolling to the recipe card below for ingredient amounts and directions. The recipe as written is for one matcha latte, but feel free to double the recipe if you’d like a bigger serving or you are making for two people.
You want boiling hot water to help dissolve the matcha and spices.
Add Matcha + Spices
Traditionally you could use a bamboo whisk. I don’t have one myself but regular matcha drinkers swear by them.
A mini whipper whisk also works well.
Then warm milk up and add the spiced matcha water to your mug of milk.
You can warm up the milk by stovetop in a small saucepan, an electric frother or in the microwave.
Whisk again and DRINK UP.
To Make on the Stovetop
Alternatively you could also make the entire matcha recipe on the stove top and whisk all of the ingredients in a small saucepan until mixture starts to simmer. Then remove from the stove and pour into your mug.
Milk Frother Options
Option to use an electric frothing wand or blend matcha latte in NutriBullet before adding the matcha latte into a mug.
Since I’ve gotten this milk frother, I’ve made everything in this from start to finish! Just allow the milk to and water to warm up first, then slowly add spices.
Make it Iced
To make an iced version of this Spiced Matcha Latte, you’ll skip warming the milk and once cooled, add the whisked boiled water + spices to a glass jar (something like a mason jar works). Add ice and pour milk then stir well before enjoying.
More Matcha Recipes to Try
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Spiced Matcha Latte Recipe
My dairy-free Spiced Matcha Latte is the perfect start to your morning, while the cinnamon, turmeric and ginger take this healthy green drink to a whole new level. Vegan and paleo friendly.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Japanese-American
- Diet: Vegan
- Boil water (on stove, in kettle, microwave) and add to small glass mixing cup. Add matcha powder, and spices to cup and whisk until combined.
- Warm non-dairy milk in large mug using method of choice.
- Add spiced matcha water mixture to mug of milk and whisk again. Add sweetener to taste, and enjoy!
If really love match flavor, add a heaping teaspoon or so.
Feel free to use ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice for a pumpkin spice matcha latte, or ½ teaspoon chai spice blend for a chai matcha latte.
Make sure water is hot and milk is warm or you may end up with bits of spices at the bottom of your cup if your liquids aren’t warm enough.
You can also make this on the stove top by putting all of the ingredients in one pot, and whisking until mixture is simmering. Then remove from heat and enjoy from mug.
I’ve also blended mixture in my NutriBullet. Just make sure milk isn’t too hot, then add directly to blender cup with slightly cooled spiced matcha mixture.
Feel free to double recipe.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 154
- Sugar: 4g
- Sodium: 186mg
- Fat: 1g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2g
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 17g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 2g
- Cholesterol: 11mg
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