The Benefits of Matcha – Matcha Latte Recipe

2 Match! Matcha! Matcha! I’ve been going on about it non stop for weeks. After randomly going in search of a Matcha Latte in between meetings a few weeks ago I have been hooked. I found a quiet spot just off Carnaby street to sit in the sunshine and try my very first sip. I loved it!

Now unfortunately for this new found addiction, I don’t live in trendy London and I don’t think this little town is quite hip enough for green living just yet so I decided to make my own at home, even going as far as buying the stencils to make my froth on top of my latte all pretty, I know I really am that sad.

But trendy healthista drink aside, why should you be drinking Matcha?


  • Well if you are a green tea lover like I am then you will be astounded to know that Matcha powder contains almost 140 times more antioxidants than normal Green tea.
  • Aids in burning calories
  • Boosts metabolic rate
  • Naturally detoxifies the body
  • Calming on Mind & Body
  • Jammed packed with vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • Mood enhancing
And those are just some of the reasons you should be drinking this healthy powerhouse.

I’ve never been very good with “green things” even as a child I steered clear of green veg, to the point where I was 27 years old when I first tried an avocado. But done right you can make this green powder taste anything but that.

Starting with the right Matcha, you want to get yourself good quality powder so that you are fully reaping the benefits of what this drink has to offer and so far my absolute Matcha of choice is Eat Clean Tea which has been stoneground into a delicate but powerful powder and comes from the highest quality source in Japan.

Then you want to find a recipe that suits your taste buds, whether you are going to pop it into smoothies, bake with it or like me, make a delicious morning latte with it. Regular readers will know that I stay away from Milk so if thats you too then this recipe is definitely for you.


You Will Need:

Eat Clean Tea Matcha Powder

250ml Almond Milk

A dash of Cinnamon

2 tbsp of boiling water

1/4 tsp Vanilla Essence

1/2 tsp Agave nectar


1. Using a milk frother (which are more powerful than I ever imagined) mix the Eat Clean Tea Matcha Powder in with the Cinnamon and boiling water.

2. Heat around 200ml of Almond milk in a pan and slowly add the Matcha solution that you made earlier and Vanilla Essence until hot but not boiling.

3. Taste the solution to decide whether you require the agave nectar.

4. I then heat and whisk using the milk frother the remaining 50ml of Almond milk to create a beautiful and frothy Matcha Latte.



This post was shot on the Olympus PEN E-PL7 & 45mm lens.



  1. Nichola 8th September 2015 / 8:58 am

    Omg Lydia, finally a recipe that sounds like it may make matcha taste good!! Hehehe cannot wait to try, thank you!! Nic xx

    • lydia 8th September 2015 / 9:02 am

      HAHA Oh Nic! I hope you like it, I love it! if it was still Hot and Sunny I’d do an Ice Matcha one too but I’ll save that for next year! 🙂 xx

  2. Linda Salloum 8th September 2015 / 9:04 am

    Thanks for the info on matcha green tea. I’m a lover of tea especially green. I will get the good brand you recommend and make my own latte. Feels yummy.
    Can’t wait.

    • lydia 8th September 2015 / 9:29 am

      ahaha Good luck Linda!! 🙂 xxx

  3. Ariadna 8th September 2015 / 10:21 am

    I’ve heard so many people talking about this matcha powder, but I’ve never tried it myself. Sounds really good though so I might have to give this a try! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  4. Lucy 8th September 2015 / 10:40 am

    I really need to get into Matcha Latte’s rather than my Almond Milk Latte’s/Cappuccino’s – the coffee is not being so kind to my skin and body…. I so love the sound of this though, and I’m totally like you, I’d go all out and get the milk frothed and stencils in order to have an Instagrammable looking Matcha Latte!

    She’s So Lucy

  5. charlotte law 8th September 2015 / 11:55 am

    I’m an avid drinker of green tea, and this is 140 times more antioxidants?!
    Can’t wait to try it!

    Check out my travel & beauty blog..

  6. mia 8th September 2015 / 3:04 pm

    Wow I really need to try this, looks and sounds amazing!

    Mirror Mia


  7. Becca 8th September 2015 / 3:29 pm

    Ahhh Lydia, these are amazing! We finally have a beaut little coffee shop in Nottingham doing then nicely. Could also do with some trendy London vibes here, but this is progress! Love you make them at home. So yummy and instagrammable 🙂

    xxx Becca

  8. Nicola 8th September 2015 / 6:23 pm

    Ah all those benefits makes me really want to dive into these exotic teas! I am so overwhelmed with how well you’re doing with your blog swell Lydia! Its so fantastic, well done you gorgeous Lady!

  9. Lena 8th September 2015 / 6:39 pm

    I love matcha. If you don’t have a milk frother, you can use a whisk or even better, a bamboo brush, which you can usually find at a local tea store or order one online! They make all the difference, because clumps of raw matcha do not taste good…I love the idea of adding vanilla, I shall try that next time!

    Lena Parker-Duncan – Graphic Designer and Photographer

  10. benny 8th September 2015 / 6:58 pm

    this sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it!!
    If you like mint, I suggest you check my latest blog post on how to make a super tasty Moroccan mint syrup, for refreshing drinks and late summer popsicles!!! 🙂

  11. Julia Sarah 16th September 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Hello Lydia,
    I´m from Germany and I found your Blog via Instagram. I´ve been following you for a year now, I guess.

    You are an absolutely inspiring person! I know you “online guys” just show us what you want us to see. But I´m 100% sure you are such a gorgeous person (in and out). I love the way you talk about things on youtube – so enthusiastic! I would love to see more videos from you there.

    And thank you for sharing your stuff with us. I´m going to buy that Matcha powder immediately!

    P.S. I also love the way you talk haha. It´so easy to undestand for people from foreign countries! Learning some english by your videos, I like! 😀 Thanx for that.


  12. Jim 22nd September 2015 / 11:13 am

    Great blog! glad to hear about your healthy love for matcha! if you’re looking for a source of some top quality green, you can try our premium matcha from Uji, Japan. It’s priced very well and ships free to the UK. We import in small batches direct from Japan, to retain freshness. Thanks!

  13. Nataly G 14th October 2015 / 5:07 pm

    I think this has sold me on buying matcha powder for sure. Love matcha lattes!

  14. Anja Kristensen 3rd November 2015 / 5:28 pm

    hey sweetie,- okay so.. I have been following you from Denmark for quick some time now,- love everything about your pictures, (the way the light is in them) your whole blog lifestyle and all the great workout motivation you give me. Thanks!
    BUT.. most of all things I’m so in love with your hot water kettle 😀

    Please, can you give me a hint or a name where to find it, I NEED IT IN MY LITTLE DANISH LIFE xD haha.

    Thank u in advance,- have a great day.
    Best Anja

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