A quick and easy recipe for a matcha chai latte using almond milk, matcha powder, chai tea, and cinnamon. No added sugar, and vegan-friendly!
This recipe was originally posted in 2014, but has since been updated and improved.
Back in college, and before I discovered the greatness that is coffee, there was chai lattes. They're sweet. They're spicy. And screamed fall in a world of pumpkin and apple.
So naturally, I had to recreate it with my own little spin on it to relive my wonder years. Enter: MATCHA. Now this is not a traditional recipe for chai nor matcha, but rather based on my indecisiveness of which one I'd rather have. Naturally, I solve the problem by having both.
What makes this latte delicious & healthy
- chai tea bags
- matcha green tea powder
- stevia, or preferred sweetener
- almond milk, or preferred milk/milk alternative
How to make this matcha chai latte
In a small saucepan, bring ¼ cup of water to a boil, remove from heat, and add 2 chai tea bags. Let steep for 2 minutes, and discard tea bags. Whisk in ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea powder, and set aside.
Add 1 cup of almond milk (or preferred milk) into a mason jar, or microwave-safe jar with resealable lid, and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, or until warmed through. Add 1-2 teaspoons of stevia, or preferred sweetener, replace lid, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds, or until foamy. Alternatively, you can use a handheld milk frother to blend.
Add matcha tea mixture to a mug, and pour in almond milk. Top with cinnamon & enjoy!
- I love this iced as well in the summer!
- If you don't mind a little sweetener, honey is delicious in this as well.
- If you don't have a milk frother, heating the milk in a mason jar, adding the lid back, and shaking works just as well!
Can you reheat this latte?
Technically, yes. It won't have that coffeeshop-worthy foam anymore, and the quality won't be nearly as delicious, but you can reheat it if you must. You've been warned. 🙂
How much caffeine does this latte have?
An estimated amount of caffeine in one of these lattes is 120 mg. This is assuming you use 2 chai tea bags, and 1 teaspoon of matcha. This is a little more caffeine than the usual cup of coffee, but will depend on how much matcha and chai tea you use.
Money-saving tips for this Matcha Chai Latte Recipe:
- Buy store brand. Using store brand chai tea is generally the most affordable option, or look for a tea that's on sale.
- Buy cinnamon in the bulk aisle. Spices are one of the best deals in the bulk bins if your grocery store has them. Plus, you can buy as little or as much as you use.
- Search online for matcha. In general, matcha powder is more expensive since it is ultra concentrated. Finding a deal online can be the easiest and most inexpensive way to buy it.
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