Refreshing Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

Refreshing Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

As the days get warmer, there's nothing quite like a refreshing iced matcha latte to cool you down and give you a boost of energy. Matcha, a finely ground green tea powder, is renowned for its vibrant color, rich flavor, and numerous health benefits. While you could head to your local coffee shop, making an iced matcha latte at home is simple and quick, especially with the help of a Blendtec. This recipe will guide you through creating a delicious and creamy iced matcha latte that's perfect for any time of day.


  • 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea powder
  • 1/4 cup hot water (not boiling)
  • 1 cup milk of your choice (dairy, almond, oat, or soy)
  • 1 tablespoon honey, agave, maple syrup, or sweetener of your choice (optional)
  • Ice cubes


  1. Prepare the Matcha:
    • Start by sifting 1 teaspoon of matcha powder into a small bowl to remove any clumps.
    • Add 1/4 cup of hot water (not boiling, around 175°F) to the matcha powder.
    • Use a bamboo whisk (chasen) or a small whisk to blend the matcha and water together until smooth and frothy.
  2. Blend the Latte:
    • Pour the matcha mixture into your Blendtec blender.
    • Add 1 cup of your milk of choice to the blender. For a creamier texture, you can use whole milk or a plant-based milk like almond milk or oat milk.
    • If you prefer your latte sweetened, add 1 tablespoon of honey or your favorite sweetener to the blender.
  3. Blend Until Smooth:
    • Secure the lid on your Blendtec and blend the mixture on medium speed for about 30 seconds, or until it is fully combined and frothy.
  4. Serve Over Ice:
    • Fill a glass with ice cubes.
    • Pour the blended matcha latte over the ice.
  5. Garnish and Enjoy:
    • For an extra touch, you can sprinkle a little matcha powder on top or add a dollop of whipped cream.
    • Serve immediately and enjoy your refreshing iced matcha latte!

What is Matcha?

Matcha is a type of powdered green tea that originates from Japan. Unlike traditional green tea, where leaves are steeped in water, matcha involves consuming the whole leaf, which is ground into a fine powder. This method allows you to ingest more nutrients and antioxidants. Matcha has been a part of Japanese culture for centuries, often used in traditional tea ceremonies that emphasize mindfulness and respect.

The cultivation process of matcha is unique. The tea plants are shaded for several weeks before harvest, which boosts chlorophyll levels and gives the leaves a deep green color. After harvesting, the leaves are steamed, dried, and ground into the fine powder known as matcha. The result is a tea that is rich in flavor, with a vibrant green hue and a slightly sweet, umami taste.

Tips for the Perfect Iced Matcha Latte

  • High-Quality Matcha: The quality of your matcha powder makes a big difference. Look for ceremonial-grade matcha for the best flavor and vibrant green color.
  • Temperature Control: Avoid using boiling water when preparing the matcha, as it can result in a bitter taste. Hot but not boiling water is ideal.
  • Sweetness Level: Adjust the sweetness to your preference. If you prefer a sugar-free option, you can skip the sweetener or use a sugar substitute like stevia.

Health Benefits of Matcha

Matcha is packed with antioxidants, particularly catechins, which can help protect your body from damage by free radicals. It also contains L-theanine, an amino acid that promotes relaxation without drowsiness. Combined with the caffeine in matcha, this creates a calm alertness, making it a great alternative to coffee. Additionally, matcha can support metabolism, boost energy levels, and enhance mood and concentration.

Experience the Perfect Iced Matcha Latte with Blendtec

By using a Blendtec, you ensure that your iced matcha latte is perfectly blended and frothy every time. Enjoy this delightful drink as a refreshing pick-me-up on a hot day or as a healthy alternative to your usual coffee routine. Cheers to good health and great taste!

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