This Matcha Rose Latte features a homemade rose syrup that sweetens and adds a delicate floral fragrance to the green tea drink.
My drink of choice everyday is a Matcha Latte.
Drinking the same thing everyday can be a little tiresome, so I love coming up with new ways to flavour my my matcha latte by adding various syrups or flavours to them:
Why you'll love this recipe
This recipe is simple to prepare.
Making this Matcha Rose Latte at home lets you control how much sweetness to add to your drink.
There's only a few ingredients in this drink.
Ingredients you'll need
- rose syrup: I highly suggest making your own homemade rose syrup -- it's really easy to make and there are no preservatives or artificial colours added; otherwise you can buy rose syrup online
- matcha powder: use a high quality matcha powder for the best flavour
- hot water: about 80 degrees C -- the easiest way is to boil water and let it cool for 5-10 minutes
- milk: or non-dairy alternative of your choice, such as oat, soy or almond milk
How to make it
Add matcha powder to a heat-safe bowl/glass and add the boiled and slightly cooled water.
Give it a whisk (or use an electric frother) to dissolve the matcha.
In a tall glass, add 1-2 tablespoon rose syrup (to your taste).
Add ice cubes to the glass.
Pour in the milk and top off with matcha.
Garnish with extra rose petals (optional).
Stick in a straw, give it a stir and enjoy.
How to serve
Enjoy the Matcha Rose Latte immediately.
FAQs & expert tips
What temperature should matcha be prepared at?
The ideal hot water temperature for matcha should be around 80 degrees C.
A higher temperature (eg. 100 degrees C or boiling) can scorch the matcha powder, making it taste bitter.
Cold water may not completely dissolve the matcha powder.
Which type of matcha should I use?
Choose the best quality matcha you can find; I recommend a high quality culinary or even ceremonial grade matcha.
A good quality matcha will have a vibrant green colour, with a fresh vegetal aroma.
Avoid any dull or yellowish-green matcha -- this is low quality matcha and it will taste bitter.
Where can I find rose syrup?
If you're buying rose syrup online, choose a syrup that is organic and chemcial/pesticide-free.
Can I use rose water instead?
If you'd like the flavour and aroma of rose water without the added sweetness, you can use rose water. Start with ¼ teaspoon of increase according to your taste.
Can I make this a warm Matcha Rose Latte?
Yes, heat up the milk and omit the ice.
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Matcha Rose Latte
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- 2 teaspoon matcha powder
- 2 tablespoon hot water slightly cooled (about 80°C)
- 1-2 tablespoon rose syrup
- 1 C milk
- Add matcha powder to a heat-safe bowl/glass and add the boiled and slightly cooled water.
- Give it a whisk (or use an electric frother) to dissolve the matcha.
- In a tall glass, add 1-2 tablespoon rose syrup (to your taste).
- Add ice cubes to the glass.
- Pour in the milk and top off with matcha.
- Garnish with extra rose petals (optional).
- Stick in a straw, give it a stir and enjoy.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.