Iced Matcha Chai Latte

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A matcha chai latte is a regular green tea latte mixed with chai. It’s full of earthy matcha flavors and warm chai spices. This twist on a matcha latte is warm, cozy and delicious served warm or iced! Instead of a premade concentrate, we are steeping the tea and then combing it with an iced matcha latte for the best flavor!

Hand stirring an iced matcha chai latte.

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Matcha lattes are a wonderful pick-me-up no matter the season. Chai tea is a warming tea blend made with black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger and it pairs so well with the natural earthy flavor of matcha green tea powder. Together this iced chai matcha latte is incredibly comforting but also refreshing and delicious. 

Recipe Ingredients

Chai matcha latte ingredients on a table.
  • Matcha powder – This is finely ground green tea leaves. For matcha lattes, it’s best to use ceremonial-grade matcha because it has the best flavor compared to culinary-grade matcha which is ideal for baking or cooking.
  • Chai – This tea blend is made with black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and sometimes allspice. I love to use a chai tea from Tazo, Organic India, or Stash, or a loose tea mix from a local health food store.
  • Milk – Use your favorite milk. I used whole dairy milk, but almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk would all be delicious as well. 
  • Sugar – Granulated sugar, honey, or your sweetener of choice. 
  • Water – Use hot water to steep your chai and warm water to whisk with your matcha. The water for the matcha should be warm like 110 degrees Fahrenheit, otherwise, it would “burn” the matcha and give your latte an “off” flavor.

How to Make a Matcha Chai Latte

All ingredients, measurements, and instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Start by steeping your chai tea with hot water for 5 minutes, then pour it into your serving glass along with your ice. 
  2. In a small bowl combine matcha powder and warm water. Use a bamboo whisk or electric milk frother to whisk until nice and frothy. Whisk in sweetener until dissolved. 
  3. Pour your milk of choice into your glass with your chai then pour in your matcha. Stir and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

Chai with black tea or not? If you don’t want to add extra caffeine to your matcha latte, just steep chai spices in hot water and then strain them off. Or use a decaf chai blend(it still has some caffeine but not nearly as much), that way you can still get the chai flavor without the added caffeine. 

Frequently Asked Questions  —

What is a matcha chai latte?

This is a regular matcha latte mixed with chai. It’s earthy, sweet, and creamy with a hint of bold chai tea flavor. 

What is chai?

“Chai” means tea in Hindi but in English it is usually referred to as chai tea.  This is a tea blend made with Assam black tea and warming spices like ground cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom. 

Are matcha and chai good together?

Absolutely! Matcha has a wonderful earthy flavor that works so well with the warm comforting spices of chai. 

Does a matcha chai latte have a lot of caffeine in it?

If you are using a chai blend that has black tea in it, then it will add a bit more caffeine to your matcha latte than if you were using all matcha. To help combat this, I reduced the amount of matcha in this latte from my normal 1 teaspoon to ½ teaspoon. If you aren’t sensitive to caffeine feel free to use the full amount of matcha powder.

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Iced chai matcha in a glass with a straw.

Iced Matcha Chai Latte

A matcha chai latte is a regular green tea latte mixed with chai. It’s full of earthy matcha flavors and warm chai spices. This twist on a matcha latte is warm, cozy and delicious served warm or iced! Instead of a premade concentrate, we are steeping the tea and then combing it with an iced matcha latte for the best flavor!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Indian, Japanese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 127kcal
Cost: $5

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Instructions 

  • Steep chai tea in hot water for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bag, pour the tea into your serving glass then fill it halfway with ice.
  • In a small bowl mix together matcha powder with warm water using a bamboo whisk or electric milk frother until well combined and frothy. Next, add in the sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Pour milk into the glass then pour in the prepared matcha mixture. Stir to combine then serve and enjoy!

Notes

How To Store/ Make Ahead
Matcha chai lattes are best enjoyed as soon as you make them. If you want to make it ahead, make the recipe as described but leave off the ice, otherwise, it will make your tea latte watery. Store in the fridge for a couple of hours covered tightly in plastic wrap. Add ice when ready to enjoy.
Tips and Tricks
Chai with black tea or not? If you don’t want to add extra caffeine to your matcha latte, just steep chai spices in hot water and then strain them off. Or use a decaf chai blend(it still has some caffeine but not nearly as much), that way you can still get the chai flavor without the extra added caffeine.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 244mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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