Green Milk Tea Recipe

Last Updated on August 11, 2022 by Ellen Christian

Check out this Green Milk Tea Recipe. Learn how to make a matcha green tea latte and discover why this is a popular drink.

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Check out this Green Milk Tea Recipe. Learn how to make a matcha green tea latte and discover why this is a popular drink.

Green Milk Tea

Drinking green tea has many health benefits. It’s such a delicious drink that I enjoy it a few times a week.

I prefer this matcha milk tea because it’s iced when it is hot in the summer. It has a delicious earthy flavor and is a favorite tea for summertime.

What is green tea?

Green tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant and has been consumed for centuries. Tea leaves are picked, then quickly heated to prevent oxidation. The leaves are then rolled, dried, and sorted before ground into a powder.

The matcha powder is the key ingredient in this milk tea recipe. It’s a fine powder that is made from green tea leaves. The powder is then whisked with water to make a frothy drink.

For a slightly different taste, try a jasmine milk tea. Jasmine tea has a delicate floral flavor and can make a refreshing green tea drink. You can find jasmine tea right here.

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Benefits of drinking green tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants, which has many health benefits. Some of the benefits include:

  • reducing inflammation
  • protecting against cancer
  • boosting brain function
  • aiding in weight loss

What is matcha tea?

Matcha tea is a green tea with the leaves ground into a powder. This powder is then whisked with water to make a frothy drink. Matcha tea has more caffeine than regular green tea, so it’s a great option if you need an energy boost.

Matcha has a high concentration of antioxidants and has been shown to boost metabolism, lower cholesterol, and improve heart health.

Check out this Green Milk Tea Recipe. Learn how to make a matcha green tea latte and discover why this is a popular drink.

What is bubble tea?

Bubble tea is a famous Taiwanese drink that has become popular in the US over the last few years. It’s made with tea, milk, and chewy tapioca balls.

The tapioca balls are usually made from cassava root and are cooked until they are soft. They are then added to the tea and milk mixture. Buy tapioca balls or boba pearls here.

Bubble tea can be made with different types of tea, but green tea is a popular choice. You can add them to this matcha latte if you like.

What is boba tea?

Boba tea is another name for bubble tea. It’s a delicious drink with tea, milk, and chewy tapioca balls.

If you visit Taiwan, make sure that you look for a Boba Shop or bubble tea shop to enjoy an authentic recipe. Making bubble tea is quickly done at home. But, it’s not quite the same thing.

Check out this Green Milk Tea Recipe. Learn how to make a matcha green tea latte and discover why this is a popular drink.

Why is it called bubble tea?

It is called bubble or boba tea because the boba pearls look like little bubbles. You can add tapioca balls to this recipe if you like.

Can I use black tea?

No. It will not taste the same if you use black loose leaf tea instead of matcha powder.

How to make jasmine green milk tea

You can use jasmine green tea if you can’t find matcha tea powder. Just brew the tea using jasmine tea bags and follow the rest of the directions.

a matcha latte in a glass

Best milk for match green tea

The best milk to use in this recipe would be whole milk. However, if you are looking for a lighter alternative or a non dairy milk, you can use almond or oat milk.

I don’t recommend using skim milk because it doesn’t have the same richness and creaminess as other types of milk. But it will be lower in saturated fat.

To make this recipe vegan, you can use plant-based milk like almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk. Ensure the soy milk is unsweetened, so the drink isn’t too sweet.

Adding milk is a must when making this tea recipe. For a keto option, try coconut milk instead of regular milk.

Sweeteners for matcha green tea

The traditional way to sweeten this drink is with honey or sugar. However, if you are looking for a healthier alternative, you can use stevia or monk fruit.

I like to use honey because it has a delicate sweetness that pairs well with the earthy matcha flavor. But, you can use whichever sweetener you prefer in bubble tea.

Try maple syrup or brown sugar for a different type of matcha green milk tea. You can add more or less sugar or honey to taste.

How to cook tapioca pearls

This is not a bubble tea or boba tea recipe. But, you can easily make it a tapioca pearl milk tea by stirring in cooked tapioca pearls.

Tapioca pearls are small spheres made from tapioca starch. They are cooked in water until they are soft and chewy. Once they are cooked, they are added to the tea.

If you want to, add tapioca pearls to this green tea recipe, and cook the baba pearls according to the package instructions. Then, add the chewy tapioca pearls to the tea and enjoy.

If you cannot find boba pearls at the grocery store, you can get them here.

Check out this Green Milk Tea Recipe. Learn how to make a matcha green tea latte and discover why this is a popular drink.

What type of matcha tea do I need?

You must start with a culinary-grade matcha powder for the best flavor. Do not use ceremonial grade matcha because it’s too bitter and has a grassy flavor.

Culinary-grade matcha is perfect for baking, smoothies, and lattes. It has a mild, slightly sweet flavor.

You can find culinary-grade matcha powder online or at your local health food store.

Don’t start with tea bags. You can drink green tea plain using tea bags, but it’s not the same as using a matcha mixture.

I like this high-quality matcha powder when making matcha milk tea. It’s such a refreshing drink with many health benefits.

Be sure to store it in an airtight container when you are done. Otherwise, the tea flavor won’t be as fresh.

ingredients in small bowls and cups

Matcha green tea latte ingredients

  • 1.5 tsp of matcha green tea powder
  • 1 cup of dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup of ice cubes
  • Two tablespoons of water
  • Sugar, sugar syrup, or maple syrup – to taste
  • Whipped cream or boba pearls (optional)

milk and sugar in small glass containers

How to make matcha milk tea recipe

  • Mix matcha green tea with water. Whisk to dissolve.
  • Add sugar or brown sugar to taste in milk.

match milk tea in a glass container

  • Pour the prepared matcha into the milk. Stir.
  • Add ice cubes, and pour the milk tea into glasses.

adding ice to a latte

  • Add whipped cream or stir in boba tapioca pearls. (optional)

Tips for blending matcha

Avoid using hot water when making matcha powder because it will make the milk tea bitter. Instead, use room temperature or cooled boiling water.

If you don’t have a matcha whisk, you can use a small handheld milk frother to blend the matcha powder and water in a small bowl.

It’s important to sift the matcha powder before adding it to the water. This will help to avoid clumps in the final product.

If you want a foamy matcha milk tea latte, use a blender to mix everything. Otherwise, use a whisk or milk frother.

I love the earthy tea taste of this matcha milk tea recipe.

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Green Milk Tea Recipe

Check out this Green Milk Tea Recipe. Learn how to make a matcha green tea latte and discover why this is a popular drink.

Check out this Green Milk Tea Recipe. Learn how to make a matcha green tea latte and discover why this is a popular drink.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 tsp of matcha green tea powder
  • 1 cup of dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup of ice cubes
  • Two tablespoons of water
  • Sugar, sugar syrup, or maple syrup – to taste
  • Whipped cream or boba pearls (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix matcha green tea with water. Whisk to dissolve.
  2. Add sugar or brown sugar to taste in milk.
  3. Pour the prepared matcha into the milk. Stir.
  4. Add ice cubes, and pour the milk tea into glasses.
  5. Add whipped cream or stir in boba tapioca pearls. (optional)

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2 thoughts on “Green Milk Tea Recipe”

  1. Hi Ellen! I apologize but I’m a bit confused. Is the Matcha green tea that you used the same for the Jasmine version? It appears that the link to the jasmine tea recommendation (“you can find that here”) has been deleted so I was trying to figure out that version’s recipe.
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