Perfectly spiced and just a touch sweet, this matcha chai latte is a nice balance between the two popular beverages: Matcha and chai are two common types of tea that are often incorporated into baked goods or served with steamed milk as a latte. In this recipe, we use both types of tea to double up on flavor and as an extra creative edge. Here at LivBar, we’re all about having fun with tasty, nutritious foods and love this combination of matcha and chai. Since matcha is a type of green tea and masala chai is a type of black tea, it’s a fun mix between the two common teas.
If you’re inspired to make more recipes with matcha, check out some of LivBars’ matcha recipes here! Baked goods and drinks are common uses of the green tea powder. But we also encourage you to get even more inventive with ingredients if you feel like it.
Culinary matcha powder is simply whisked with hot water, then layered with milk and spiced masala chai (tea). The chai is also mixed with maple syrup for sweetness and vanilla extract for an extra complex flavor. Layer those liquids and watch the beauty as you stir and swirl the drink! Just like the Lemongrass Cherry Matcha LivBar it’s inspired by, the matcha flavor is subtle alongside other spices. Next time you’re craving a creamy iced latte, get creative with a matcha chai latte. And enjoy it in between bites of a Lemongrass Cherry Matcha LivBar!
Iced Matcha Chai Latte
2 oz hot water
1 tsp matcha powder
2 oz brewed chai
1 tbsp maple syrup
½ vanilla extract
½ cup dairy free milk of choice - we used coconut milk
In a small bowl, whisk together the hot water and matcha powder.
In a serving glass, stir together the brewed chai, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Fill the serving glass with ice.
Pour the milk over the ice, then top with the matcha and water mixture. Stir to combine and enjoy!