Emilee Speaks: starbucks copycat green tea latte

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

starbucks copycat green tea latte




One of my favorite drinks from Starbucks is the Green Tea Latte.  I love it warm AND iced!  I set out on a quest to find a healthier && cheaper way to create this yummy drink at home.  I feel that I have finally mastered it, and I'm very excited to share it with you today!

Priority #1 was finding a good Matcha Powder.  I went with KissMe Organics "Organic Ceremonial Grade Green Tea Matcha Powder".  It is high quality && packed with Amino Acids && Antioxidants.  This product comes in a tin with a foil bag inside.  The tin it comes in is supah cute!  KissMe Organics Green Tea Matcha Powder comes in a 1oz size for $28.00.  That might seem a little pricey, but you only need a half a teaspoon so a little bit goes a looong way.  This product is highly concentrated.  It also comes with a 30 day return policy if you're unhappy with it.  Perfect!

||What You Will Need||

Milk of your choice [I used almond milk]
Green Tea Matcha Powder
Sweetener of your choice [I used Organic Raw Sugar]
Small bowl to mix the powder up with water


Mix 1/2 teaspoon of your matcha powder with a little bit of water in a small bowl.  This helps it mix more smoothly with your milk.  Less clumps.

Warm your milk in a microwave safe glass.  It takes about 1.5 minutes for my milk to reach my preferred temperature.  Please watch your milk while it's heating up, you don't want it to boil over!  Ew.

Once your milk is your desired temperature, add in the matcha/water mixture and stir until well blended.  You can now add sweetener to taste.  I honestly couldn't tell you how much I use.  I add a little at a time, stirring, tasting, adjusting as needed.  Today I used organic raw sugar, but any sweetener will work.  I have enjoyed this copycat drink with Agave and Organic Raw Sugar.  Most options you choose will probably be better for you than the syrup used at Starbucks ahah.


||Tips||

To enjoy this drink iced, don't heat up the milk && just pour it over ice.
For a frappuccino just blend with ice.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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