I’ve been quite the EXTRA matcha latte addict over here, and while I’ve shared a matcha latte recipe before (okay, a couple of times)… this one is so special because I’m using rose water to make it a Matcha Rose Latte! I’ve had it out at a few cafes and found myself craving that rosy goodness, so here we are!
Matcha Rose Latte Benefits
As if matcha isn’t wonderful enough with it’s green clean, focused energy it gives vs. the crash that sometimes coffee can leave us… it’s also packed with antioxidants! The addition of rose water (homemade by the way! recipe is below), makes it even more powerful with its anti-inflammatory properties which are really great for the skin and skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and rashes. So it’s not just beautiful in the mug… but for your body, too. With 1/4th the caffeine of your average cup of Joe, it’s a great alternative if you’ve recognized you need a little break from coffee but still would love a cuppa something with an extra boost.
1/2cupsteamed non-dairy milk (almond or coconut is great)(use coconut for AIP)
1/2tspraw honey(omit for Whole30)
rose petals for garnish
Heat Rose water to 200f degrees (so you don't burn the tea) and separately, start heating/steaming your milk of choice.
In the meantime, add the matcha powder to a big mug and whisk it dry to break up any clumps.
Add 1/4 cup heated rose water to the matcha powder, and whisk in a "W" and "M" shape quickly and repeatedly until no clumps remain and the matcha is well blended and thick. Add the rest of the rose water and mix in the honey.
With a hand-held frother, froth the milk to get it nice and thick and pour your milk over the tea. Depending on how large your mug is, you may have excess that you can pour in later as you sip if you wish!
Garnish with rose petals if you wish, make it your own by adding any spices like cinnamon or cardamom which are both delicious!
*warning: I did try adding collagen to this and blending it, however perhaps it's my collagen... but it didn't taste good heated with the matcha and rose, and sadly ruined a few batches of this! I found making it by hand allows you to taste each ingredient more and I haven't found a collagen I like in this.*
Diet: American, Japanese
Keywords: dairy-free, green tea, matcha latte, matcha rose latte, refined sugar-free, rose water, vegan