A sip of this crisp and cooling Mint Matcha Latte is pure heaven. Matcha and mint are an incredible pairing – this hot drink is refreshing and creamy with the cool tang of mint in every sip.

A green bubbly latte with a mint leaf on top.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Matcha and mint were meant to be together. The cool, crisp flavor of the brewed mint doesn’t overpower the matcha green tea flavor. Instead, it enhances the earthy, matcha flavor.

The mint is very soothing. If you are using this drink as a part of your tea ritual, mint is known to be a remedy for some digestive problems.

Ingredients and Substitutions

This recipe only has two ingredients in addition to the optional sweetener:

culinary grade matcha – here is a link to the matcha I use in this recipe. You don’t need to use expensive ceremonial-grade matcha in this recipe because you are adding other flavors.

mint tea bag – to get the most consistent flavor in this recipe each time I make it, I use one peppermint tea bag per serving instead of using fresh mint.

sweetener (optional) – I do not use sweetener in this recipe, but if you usually enjoy sweetener in your matcha lattes, you will want to add sweetener in this recipe. You can use maple syrup, honey, agave, or your favorite sugar.

How to Make a Mint Matcha Latte

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, and 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 preferred method.

First, bring the 3/4 cup of milk or non-dairy milk just barely to a simmer. Add the sweetener. Froth using a handheld frother. Set aside. Separately, steep 1 peppermint tea bag in 1/2 cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes.

Add 1 tbsp of the steeped mint tea 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 rest of the mint tea and whisk until frothy in a “W” or “M” shaped pattern.

A hand using a glass jug to pour tea onto a chasen in a bowl.

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

If using the blender, jar, or frother method, see the instructions for how to make a matcha latte 4 ways here. Simply use the quantities in this recipe and the 1/2 cup of steeped mint tea instead of water.

If you want to spruce this recipe up during the holiday season, you can add some candy canes to garnish, or soft peppermint candies, my personal favorite.

A green and red latte with candy cane candies in it.

More Cozy Lattes

I have a great group of fun beverages on the blog, so check them all out. Here are some of my favorites.

A close up of a sprig of mint on a green tea latte.

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Green latte with a mint leaf on top.

Matcha Mint Latte

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Matcha and mint are an incredible pairing – this hot drink is refreshing and creamy with the cool crisp tang of peppermint with every sip.
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 mint teabag
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk you can use dairy, too
  • 1 tsp matcha powder culinary or latte grade
  • sweetener optional

Instructions

  • Bring the 3/4 cup of milk or non-diary milk just barely to a simmer. Add the sweetener. Froth using a handheld frother. Set aside. Separately, steep 1 peppermint tea bag in 1/2 cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add 1 tbsp of the steeped mint tea 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 rest of the mint tea 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 preferred method.
If using the blender, jar, or frother method, see instructions for these 4 ways to make a matcha latte here. Simply use the quantities in this recipe and the 1/2 cup of steeped mint tea instead of water.
If you want to make your matcha latte a bit sweeter, you can add any of the following:
  • 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: 248mg | Iron: 2mg
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