Like so many people, I’ve jumped on the matcha latte train over the last year or so. However, I rarely buy them at larger coffeeshops like Starbucks or Peet’s because they contain so much sugar. I typically drink coffee or tea without any sweetener, so not only are these drinks too sweet for my taste, that quantity of sugar is hardly good for you. A grande matcha latte at Starbucks contains 32 grams of sugar, which is basically like dessert.
Fortunately, it’s easy to find pure green tea powder to create your own version at home (and only add as much sweetener as you like).
Add about a teaspoon of powder, your sweetener of choice, and 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of your cup. Mix together until the powder has dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of steamed milk and swirl to combine before piling plenty of foam on top.
I use the frother attachment of my Nespresso machine to prepare the milk, but any method of warming or steaming will do. Play around with different natural sweeteners (honey, agave, stevia, etc.) to see which one you like best.