Now just what is a Matcha Latte?

Every time I think that I am up to speed with the latest healthy trend, something new comes along! And with it a whole pile of questions and general confusion.

So what is it that is tormenting me at the moment? Matcha – that’s what.


Not Matcha tea – I’ve managed to get my head around that. It’s cousin the Matcha latte has my head in a spin.

Matcha Tea is like green tea that has been in the gym working out for its whole life. Matcha is a type of tea that’s far less processed than regular green tea and therefore provides the following:

  1.  It has 17 times more antioxidants than blueberries, and 60 times the antioxidants found in spinach. And that’s just in one teaspoon!
  2.  It’s energizing and anti-inflammatory – therefore a great pre-workout boost.
  3. Boosts your metabolic rate – burn, burn, burn
  4. Can help prevent skin ageing
  5. Calming & Mood enhancing

Sounds good to me!

Locally I discovered The Matcha Latte in The Rocketman in Cork. And what  a pleasant surprise and alternative to my usual flat white.

It was only then that I understood WHY the Matcha Latte exists. Confession time here – whilst I always found green tea inoffensive & now would even say it is palatable, I really struggle with Matcha.

The Latte eases the pain! It’s much easier to drink. That for me is reason enough for the Matcha Latte.



What you need:

Milk Frother

1 tsp good quality Matcha Tea

200mls Milk of choice – Personal preferences are Almond or Coconut milk

2 Tbsp Hot (but not boiling) water

1 tsp Agave/honey – optional

Cinnamon to dust on top.



  1. Add the water to the spoon of Matcha powder and mix well.
  2. Heat your milk & froth it. Pour 3/4’s  of it into your Matcha tea mix. Taste & sweeten if desired. Stir.
  3. Add rest of frothed milk and sprinkle with some cinnamon.





Yours, hoping all this Matcha will make me look 21 again,

Cli xx



  1. Denise
    February 24, 2016 / 11:36 am

    Hi Cliona, what coconut milk would you recommend? Its so hard to choose! Thanks, Denise

  2. May 30, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Lovely latte Cliona, we’ll share with our followers!

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