Starbucks unveiled this matcha espresso fusion, created specifically for the Asian market, in late 2016. I was very intrigued by this beautiful layered drink and wanted to give it a try. I love drinking coffee and matcha latte separately, but wondered how it would taste when they are combined together. It is the BOMB and I’ll definitely make this regularly!
- 2 tbsp hot water (175F / 80C)
- 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
- 3 tsp simple syrup [1:1 water to sugar] or honey
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup ice
- 1/4 cup chilled espresso
In a bowl, sift the green tea powder with a fine strainer to remove lumps.
Add hot water, simple syrup, and whisk briskly until smooth.
Pour the matcha into a glass. Add ice. Slowly pour 1/4 cup milk and then 1/4 espresso. Serve immediately.
To make simple syrup, combine equal amount of sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil. Once the sugar completely dissolves, turn off the heat.