Matcha Rose Latte

Oh, lovely, lovely matcha. Earthy, aromatic, and the most beautiful shade of green, matcha is such a special ingredient. The first time I had matcha was right after moving to Minneapolis at an Uptown tea shop. I still remember tasting it for the first time and being blown away by the unique flavor. I always keep some in my tea drawer for special occasions. And this rose matcha latte recipe is a delicious special occasion warm beverage. (Or a delicious everyday warm beverage!)

Most teas are prepared as infusions, made by steeping the leaves in water. Matcha is made from finely ground young tea leaves and is then mixed into the liquid (in this case, milk). So when you’re drinking matcha, you’re consuming the tea leaves. Which means you’re getting all of the delicious flavor!

The pairing of earthy matcha with floral rose makes the perfect aromatic couple. (And the color scheme makes my 90’s teen heart flutter.)


INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE A ROSE MATCHA LATTE:

  • 8 oz Unsweetened plain hemp milk (or your favorite milk or non-dairy alternative)
  • 2 Teaspoons Matcha
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 3 Teaspoons Social Mixers Rose Simple Syrup

HOW TO MAKE A ROSE MATCHA LATTE:

  • On the stovetop and in a small saucepan, heat milk over low-medium heat.
  • While the milk heats, make a matcha slurry in the bottom of your mug: whisk the matcha with the water until well dissolved.
  • Add Social Mixers Rose Simple Syrup to the mug and stir. 
  • Once heated to desired temperature, pour warm milk into the mug and give one more stir.
  • Garnish with a few rose petals if desired.

TIPS & TRICKS:

Don’t skip the slurry step! Otherwise the matcha may clump and it can be a challenge to get it evenly mixed into the drink.

I’ve made this matcha recipe with unsweetened hemp, almond, and oat milk and all three made a delicious drink.

If all you have is sweetened milk, you may want to dial the syrup back a teaspoon. The rose won’t be as prominent, but too much sweetness will overpower the delicate flavors.