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Add a delicious pep to your morning routine with this creamy Oat Milk Matcha Latte! This recipe comes together quickly in five minutes, crafted with four simple ingredients for the perfect anytime energizer.

A close-up image of a mug of oat milk latte on the counter with a towel.

This recipe was written on March 5, 2020. It was updated with additional recipe information on May 15, 2024.

This oat milk matcha recipe is the ultimate balance of refreshing, energizing, and indulgent. The creamy texture and vibrant green color are as pleasing to the eye as your taste buds. Matcha powder is hand-whisked in hot water to create a beautiful, frothy shot of matcha. Then, it’s added to creamy heated oat milk and a dash of natural sweetener for the best oat matcha latte to elevate your mornings or afternoons! 

Matcha is a great choice if you’re looking for a break from coffee but still want the caffeine – and it won’t give you the jitters. It provides a steady stream of energy, helps with mental clarity, is rich in antioxidants, and you won’t get a crash a few hours later (source)! 

For more matcha-forward recipes, try my grilled matcha mochi, matcha coconut butter cups, or matcha pudding

An overhead shot of all of the ingredients for the oat milk matcha latte.

Ingredients

Hot Water: Used to whisk the matcha powder before adding it to the latte. Water heated to 170-175ºF–not boiling– is key to extracting the most flavor from the matcha powder without compromising the delicate taste.

Oat Milk: Choose unsweetened oat milk to better control the overall sweetness levels of the drink while providing a creamy base. Alternatively, you can use another plant-based milk like unsweetened almond, soy, or coconut milk. 

Matcha Powder: I suggest using ceremonial-grade matcha powder for the best quality and bright green color. A few brands I recommend are Aiya Matcha, Matchabar, and Encha Matcha. For a less expensive option, you can use culinary-grade matcha. It is important to note that it will have a lighter green hue and a slightly more bitter taste. Here are a few options: Encha Matcha and Matcha Love.

Sweetener: A touch of maple syrup or agave adds a natural sweetness to balance the earthy notes of the matcha. You can omit this ingredient if you want a stronger matcha flavor. Alternatively, sweeten it with monk fruit sweetener for a low-sugar, low-carb option. 

How to Make an Oat Milk Matcha Latte

  • Heat Water. In a saucepan or teapot over high heat, heat the water until just before it boils or reaches 170-175°F. Avoid boiling water for your tea, as it will compromise the flavor of the matcha.
  • Warm Milk. Heat the oat milk in the microwave or stovetop over medium-high heat or until hot to the touch.
  • Froth Milk. Use a milk frother to froth the oat milk until creamy. If you have an espresso maker with a milk steamer, then you can use it to warm and froth the oat milk.
An overhead shot of a brown hand frothing a small pitcher of oat milk.
  • Sift Matcha. Use a wire mesh sifter or strainer to sift the matcha powder into a bowl to remove any clumps.
  • Whisk Matcha. Pour the hot water over the sifted matcha powder and use the whisk to dissolve it. Continue whisking until small bubbles form on the surface of the matcha. 
A brown hand whisking a small bowl of matcha.
A brown hand whisking a small bowl of matcha and hot water.
  • Build Matcha Oat Milk Latte. Pour the whisked matcha and hot oat milk into a mug. Stir gently with a spoon to combine and sweeten to taste if desired. Enjoy hot!
A close-up overhead shot of a white mug of matcha on the counter.
A closeup overhead shot of a white mug of the oat milk matcha latte on the counter.

Recipe Pro-Tips

  • Use quality matcha. Your matcha latte with oat milk will only be as good as the quality of the matcha you choose. Invest in a high-quality ceremonial-grade matcha with a vibrant green color and a fresh, grassy aroma for the smoothest latte experience. 
  • Properly heat the water. Heat the water until just before boiling and use a thermometer to test the temperature. If the water is too hot, it can scorch the matcha and give it a burnt taste.
  • Sift the matcha powder. Don’t skip this step! Sifting the powder with a mesh strainer before mixing it with water helps remove any clumps and ensures a smooth, silky texture.
  • Perfect the whisking technique. Use a traditional bamboo whisk or a handheld electric frother to whisk the matcha and water together, using a vigorous zigzag motion to create a frothy top layer.

Recipe Variations

Below are a few ways to switch up this matcha latte recipe for a tasty twist.

  • Iced: For a refreshing variation, turn this recipe into an iced matcha latte with oat milk! Prepare the matcha as outlined in the recipe, then combine it with chilled oat milk, sweetener, and ice in a tall glass.
  • Rose: Add ¼ teaspoon of rose water to the matcha and oat milk or a dash of rose simple syrup, then top with dried rose petals for a floral twist. 
  • Flavors: Experiment with different flavors, like a dash of vanilla extract. Or, top the latte with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or cocoa powder for extra goodness.
An overhead shot of a mug of the oat milk matcha latte on the counter next to a small dish of matcha and the matcha whisk.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy a matcha latte in the morning or afternoon for a flavor-packed pick-me-up. Or serve this recipe at your next brunch gathering with some of our favorite recipes below to compliment the flavors. 

Storage Directions

This drink is best served hot, right away, for the best taste and texture. If needed, store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, then stir and reheat before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

What tools do I need to make matcha?

Making the perfect matcha requires a few steps and tools, but it only takes a few minutes! For the best experience, you’ll need a matcha whisk and sifter, or a flat coil whisk to prepare the matcha powder and a milk frother to make the creamiest oat milk texture.

Is matcha with oat milk caffeinated?

Yes, matcha contains caffeine and provides steady energy without the jitters of coffee. One teaspoon of match powder has about 30-40 milligrams of caffeine (depending on the brand) compared to 80-100 milligrams in an 8-ounce cup of coffee.

What’s the best milk to make a matcha latte?

You can use any type of milk for this recipe, but I recommend oat milk! It’s the best milk for matcha because it gives the latte a super creamy base that pairs well with the earthy tones of the tea. You can also use any other type of plant-based milk, just keep in mind that the texture and flavor can vary.

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5 from 1 vote

Oat Milk Matcha Latte

By: Jenné Claiborne
This creamy Oat Milk Matcha Latte is a delicious morning or afternoon pick-me-up made with four simple ingredients. Enjoy a steady stream of energy without the jitters!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup hot water, 170-175°F
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened oat milk
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or agave, optional

Instructions 

  • Heat the water in a saucepan or teapot over high heat until just before it boils, or it is 170-175°F. You want to avoid boiling water for your tea or it will compromise the flavor of the matcha.
  • Warm the oat milk in the microwave or stovetop over medium-high heat or until hot to the touch.
  • Use a milk frother to froth the oat milk until creamy.
  • Sift the matcha powder through a wire mesh sifter or strainer into a bowl.
  • Pour the hot water over the matcha and use the whisk to dissolve it. Continue whisking until small bubbles form on the surface.
  • Pour the whisked matcha and hot oat milk into a mug. Stir gently to combine and sweeten to taste with maple syrup or agave if desired. Enjoy hot.

Notes

Storage Directions
This drink is best served hot, right away, for the best taste and texture. If needed, store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, then stir and reheat before serving.
Recipe Pro-Tips
  • Use quality matcha. Your matcha latte with oat milk will only be as good as the quality of the matcha you choose. Invest in a high-quality ceremonial-grade matcha with a vibrant green color and a fresh, grassy aroma for the smoothest latte experience. 
  • Properly heat the water. Heat the water until just before boiling and use a thermometer to test the temperature. If the water is too hot, it can scorch the matcha and give it a burnt taste.
  • Sift the matcha powder. Don’t skip this step! Sifting the powder with a mesh strainer before mixing it with water helps remove any clumps and ensures a smooth, silky texture.
  • Perfect the whisking technique. Use a traditional bamboo whisk or a handheld electric frother to whisk the matcha and water together, using a vigorous zigzag motion to create a frothy top layer.
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About Jenne

I’m a Georgia Peach living in Los Angeles (by way of NYC), with an insatiable love of sweet potatoes, travel, animals, and cooking. On Sweet Potato Soul you’ll discover hundreds of delicious and easy-to-make vegan recipes.

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  1. I think this could be great with a protein shake. You work out. Take a break – protein shake! With matcha and oat milk. Yummy!