Vanilla Matcha Chai Latte (Dairy Free)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is my new love. I tried a matcha latte at Teaopia tea shop and fell in love with the detox & energy of this Japanese tea. I love that the caffeine in matcha releases slowly into the blood not like caffeine in coffee so you don't get jittery unless you drink a ton without eating anything else, then maybe. Modified from a recipe found on

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend water and almonds until very smooth.
  2. Strain through a fine sieve.
  3. Bring almond milk and spices to a boil.
  4. Boil for 5 minutes with the lid off, then simmer for 10 minutes covered.
  5. Strain into a blender (I use glass). Let the mixture cool down for a few minutes, then add the matcha powder & vanilla and blend. Add raw honey to taste. I probably use more than an 1/8 cup but do it to taste.
  6. Enjoy hot or cold. (I prefer it hot though).
Most Helpful

I bought some match because that's what everyone is talking about, and this was my first recipe. LOVED IT! I admit to making a few shortcuts because that's what I had -- I used almond milk instead of making with the water and ground almonds. And I actually had to use some dried ginger sprinkles instead of fresh. But no matter, the end result was still fantastic. YUM!

Wish I Could Cook September 13, 2012

YUMM! I cheated & used some of the almond milk in my fridge. Very tasty & comforting. I drank half warm & the rest is in the fridge chilling. Made for Veggie Swap 5/12.

Elmotoo May 09, 2012