Blue Matcha Latte

Get ready for the ultimate cozy treat with this Vegan Blue Matcha Latte! With only a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, this colorful beverage is a must-try for any matcha lover.

A cup of blue matcha latte sits in front of another glass and a bowl of blue matcha powder.

Confession: I love all things warm and comforting. That means this Vegan Blue Matcha Latte holds a special place in my heart.

Why? Matcha’s distinct flavor combined with the mesmerizing blue hue makes this a creatively fun and irresistible treat any time of day!


What gives blue matcha powder its vibrant hue? You might be surprised with the answer…scroll to the bottom for the results!

Ingredients & Substitutions

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  • Water: Use filtered water for the best taste. Tap water can alter the flavor.
  • Chai Tea Bag: Opt for organic chai tea bags for a robust flavor profile.
  • Plant-Based Milk: I like using soy milk for optimal frothiness, but oat milk also works well. You can use almond milk as a substitute.
  • Blue Matcha Powder: Look for high-quality blue matcha powder from reputable brands. It’s available online or at specialty stores.
  • Sweetener: Maple syrup adds a natural sweetness, but you can also use agave syrup or stevia for a zero-calorie option.

Buying Guide: You can find blue matcha powder in a variety of shades of blue at health food stores or online from various retailers.

Marly’s Tips

  • For extra frothiness, use a handheld frother for the milk.
  • Adjust sweetness to taste by adding more or less sweetener.
  • Experiment with different plant-based milk options for varied flavor profiles.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this with your favorite toppings, such as:

  • Add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg for a spicy kick.
  • Drizzle with coconut cream or chocolate syrup for added indulgence.

Storage Tips

Enjoy immediately for the best taste. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently before serving.

Looking down on a mug of blue matcha latte with steamed soy milk on top.

Trivia Answer

Blue matcha powder derives its striking blue color from the butterfly pea flower, a plant native to Southeast Asia. When the flowers are dried and ground into a fine powder, they impart their natural blue pigment, resulting in the mesmerizing blue matcha powder used in beverages like our Vegan Blue Matcha Latte!

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Blue matcha tea latte is in a glass mug and has steamed milk on top.

Blue Matcha Tea Latte

Indulge in the creamy goodness of our Vegan Blue Matcha Latte, a colorful twist on a classic favorite. Perfect for cozying up on chilly days!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Resting Time:: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 40kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 chai tea bag (regular or caffeine-free)
  • ½ cup plant-based milk (preferably soy or oat milk)
  • 1 teaspoon blue matcha powder (also known as butterfly pea powder)
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice (maple syrup or a zero-calorie sweetener – see notes below for options)


  • Heat the water until hot but not boiling (in the microwave for 60 to 90 seconds or on the stovetop in a saucepan).
  • Add the chai tea bag to the hot water and let it steep for up to 3 minutes.
  • Add the milk to a tall, microwave-safe bowl or jar. Microwave for 30 seconds. The goal is to make the milk warm, but not hot.
  • Use a frother wand or manual frother to froth the warm milk. Set it aside for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bag from the hot water and add the blue matcha powder and any sweetener (if using). Assess the color. For brighter blue, add a drop of blue food coloring (see notes).
  • Pour the frothed milk on top. Sprinkle more of the pea powder on top.

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For the milk, I recommend soy milk because it makes the best froth. Otherwise, you can use your favorite plant-based milk but realize the frothy foam will not be as thick.
Blue matcha powders come in varying shades of blue. You can add a drop of blue food coloring if you prefer a brighter hue.
Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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