How to Improve Your Mint Matcha
This peppermint matcha recipe is great the way it is, but there are a few adjustments you can make to personalize the recipe and really make it your own.
Fresh Mint Leaves
Introduce fresh mint leaves to the steeping process to intensify the minty flavor and aroma. The combination of fresh mint and the mint matcha will create a more vibrant and layered taste experience.
Homemade Mint Syrup
Prepare a simple mint syrup by dissolving sugar in hot water infused with fresh mint leaves. This syrup can be added to the mint matcha mixture for a consistent mint flavor throughout the drink.
Infuse a hint of vanilla extract into the non-dairy milk before mixing it with peppermint matcha. The vanilla's warmth will complement the cooling mint and add a touch of sweetness to the overall profile.
Coconut Milk Elegance
Replace regular non-dairy milk with coconut milk to give your mint matcha a richer and more indulgent texture. The natural sweetness of coconut will elevate the flavor while enhancing the creamy mouthfeel.
Lemon Zest Twist
Add a touch of lemon zest to the matcha-milk mixture for a citrusy twist that beautifully contrasts with the mint matcha. This enhancement adds a layer of complexity and brightness to the drink.
If you enjoy more citrusy flavors mixed into your matcha, you may also like this recipe 👉 Mango Matcha Latte: Tropical Twist to Your Morning Brew
Agave or Honey Sweetening
Choose natural sweeteners like agave or honey to complement the mint in the peppermint matcha. These options provide a gentle sweetness that harmonizes with the overall flavors while offering a health-conscious choice.
Sweetening green teas like this mint matcha can be tough, because you have to make sure the sweetener pairs well with the flavor of the tea itself. That's why we made this guide 👉 How to Sweeten Green Tea
Flavor pairings for your Peppermint Matcha
Although this mint matcha is delicious enough to drink on its own, it tastes even better when you pair it with certain foods. Here is a list of our favorite pairings for peppermint matcha.
Dark Chocolate Truffles
The coolness of peppermint in the mint matcha complements the rich bitterness of dark chocolate truffles, creating a delightful balance of flavors that's both refreshing and indulgent.
If you really want to take this flavor pairing to the next level, you can use a matcha infused chocolate like this one 👉 The Ultimate Genmaicha Chocolate Recipe
Lemon-Infused Shortbread Cookies
The zesty brightness of lemon-infused cookies enhances the minty freshness of the matcha, resulting in a pairing that's invigorating and citrusy, while the shortbread's butteriness adds a comforting touch.
Almond Biscotti or Cookies
The nutty undertones of almond biscotti harmonize with the refreshing notes of peppermint matcha, creating a combination that's crisp and satisfyingly aromatic.
If you want to pair this mint matcha with cookies, we suggest you try this recipe 👉 Buttery Bliss: Irresistible Matcha Butter Cookies
Fresh Berry Parfait
The vibrant sweetness of fresh berries contrasts beautifully with the cool mintiness of the mint matcha, creating a medley of flavors and textures that's both energizing and rejuvenating.
Matcha and fruit make a great pairing in general. If you like this pairing for a mint matcha latte, we think you'll also like this recipe 👉 Mango Matcha Latte: Tropical Twist to Your Morning Brew
The creamy texture of avocado toast balances the boldness of the peppermint matcha, offering a savory and satisfying pairing that's perfect for a light and flavorful snack.
Cucumber Finger Sandwiches
The crisp and hydrating nature of cucumber sandwiches complements the cooling effect of the peppermint matcha, resulting in a pairing that's both refreshing and elegantly simple.