This matcha rose latte is a delightful floral version of your favorite green tea drink. Rose water has a beautifully subtle floral taste and smell that makes it a great addition to a hot latte. Pair with a small sweet treat like a macaron for ultimate decadence!

A brown bowl of matcha latte with cream roses beside it.

Why this Recipe Works

Rosewater has a slight earthiness to it, which matches the flavor of the matcha and doesn’t fight with it. The subtle pairing might be your new favorite way to matcha.

A matcha latte is already sweet and rich, so the rose water cuts through it a bit. Rose water used to be a staple addition to sweets and desserts to add a light floral note.

Ingredients & Which Matcha to Use

matcha – When you buy ceremonial-grade matcha, it’s recommended to use only hot water to do justice to the flavor. Culinary-grade matcha is perfect for use in recipes or dairy-based beverages like a latte.

rose water – Rose water, made by distilling rose petals with steam, can be found in Middle Eastern markets for a fraction of the cost of specialty stores. You can also find rose water on Amazon.

milk/cream – I use any nut or oat milk I have on hand. You can make it more luscious by using a non-dairy half-and-half or cream. Dairy milk works, too. Use whatever you usually put in your lattes.

If you want to make your matcha latte a bit sweeter, you can add any of the following:

  • Rose simple syrup to amp up the rose flavor
  • Syrup like simple syrup or maple syrup
  • White sugar, brown sugar, or coconut sugar
  • Honey or agave
  • Sugar substitute like Stevia

How to Make this Recipe

You can use 5 different methods to make a matcha latte, and all of them work in this recipe: using a whisk or chasen, a blender, shaking it in a jar with a lid, frothing it with a frother or hand frother. I am going to use a chasen for the matcha and a frother for the milk, but feel free to use your favorite method in this recipe.

Bring the 3/4 cup of milk or non-dairy milk just barely to a simmer. Add the (optional) sweetener. Froth using a handheld frother. Set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon of rose water to 1 teaspoon of matcha powder in a bowl. Using your metal whisk or bamboo chasen, whisk the matcha and water until the clumps are gone. Add the hot water and whisk until frothy in a “W” or “M” shaped pattern. You can watch me make this recipe on TikTok here.

Top with the frothed milk. Pour over ice if you prefer an iced latte.

A close up of a bowl of green liquid with cream roses next to it.

More Matcha Drinks

I’m a sucker for matcha in everything: drinks, desserts, you name it! Here are some of the most popular matcha beverages on the blog.

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Bowl of matcha with roses.

Matcha Rose Latte

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Combining a sweet matcha latte with the delicate floral taste of rose water, this matcha rose latte is your new dream drink.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Diet: Gluten Free, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 92kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk or creamer, or half-and-half. You can use dairy, too.
  • 1 tsp matcha powder culinary or latte grade
  • rose simple syrup optional, or other sweetener

Instructions

  • Bring the 3/4 cup of milk or non-diary milk just barely to a simmer. Add the (optional) sweetener. Froth using a handheld frother. Set aside.
  • Add 1 tbsp of rose water to the matcha powder in a bowl. Using your metal whisk or bamboo chasen, whisk the matcha and water until the clumps are gone. Add the hot water and whisk until frothy in a "W" or "M" shaped pattern.
  • Top with the frothed milk. Pour over ice if you prefer an iced latte.

Notes

You can use 5 different methods to make a matcha latte, and all of them work in this recipe: using a whisk or chasen, a blender, shaking it in a jar with a lid, frothing it with a frother or hand frother. I am going to use a chasen for the matcha and a frother for the milk, but feel free to use your favorite method.
If you want to make your matcha latte a bit sweeter, you can add any of the following:
  • Rose simple syrup
  • Syrup like simple syrup or maple syrup
  • White sugar, brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • Honey or agave
  • Sugar substitute like Stevia
Note: For the optional sweetener, I like to use a turbinado simple syrup. To make the simple syrup, add half a cup of turbinado sugar to half a cup of water in a saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and let the syrup cool. Keep your turbinado sugar syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator, and use whenever you need!
When you buy ceremonial grade matcha, it’s recommended to use only hot water to do justice to the flavor. Culinary grade matcha is perfect for use in recipes or dairy-based beverages like a latte.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 896IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 2mg
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