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Matcha Chai Latte

  • Author: Caitey Jay
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: N/A
  • Diet: Vegan


Goodbye pumpkin spiced latte. Hello matcha chai latte. This comforting beverage offers up both health benefits and extreme flavour. That's all thanks to the anti-oxidant rich matcha green tea and the homemade chai spice blend. So, sip it up.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon matcha
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (optional)


  • Combine water, cinnamon, ground ginger, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg and ground cloves in a small saucepan. Use high heat to bring the mixture to a rolling boil.
  • While the water is boiling, add 1 teaspoon of matcha powder to a small bowl.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of boiled water on top of matcha powder. Then use a bamboo whisk to whisk briskly in an M-shaped motion for 30-60 seconds or until frothy. 
  • Once frothy, pour the remaining boiled water on top.
  • Transfer the mixture to a mug through a fine mesh strainer or fine mesh tea strainer to remove any large chunks of spices.
  • Warm almond milk in a milk frother. If you do not have a frother, warm on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Pour almond milk into mug.
  • Top with honey to taste (optional).


    • Water temperature matters. The ideal water temperature for matcha  is 176 degrees Fahrenheit. Lower water temperatures will results in softer, mellower flavour. Higher temperatures will results in a more bitter flavour. So, remove the saucepan from the stovetop just before it reaches a rolling boil.
    • Grind your own spices for the most potent flavour. This recipe calls for ground spices, but you can also use whole spices and grind them using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. This will result in stronger chai flavours.
    • Boil water with spices. It's important to add the spices before the water is boiling. That's because hot water helps the flavour of spices develop. 
    • Skip the sweetener for a more traditional taste. Chai teas is not traditionally sweetened, as it can mask the flavour of the spices. But, if you prefer a sweeter drink, then you can add honey or another sweetener.
    • Enjoy this beverage on ice. While it's comforting to drink hot, it's also delicious to drink cooled. Make this a copycat Starbucks chai tea latte by adding ice at the end of the recipe. 
    • If you don't have a bamboo whisk, shake instead. Shake mixture in a mason jar or bottle. Do not use a metal whisk as it can change the flavour of the matcha. 

    Keywords: healthy beverage, chai tea, matcha tea