Strawberry Matcha Latte

Love Boba Guys? Me, too. Here's an easy homemade version of their popular strawberry matcha latte. #strawberry #matcha #greentea #matchalatte

this creamy strawberry matcha latte is inspired by the version from boba guys, a pearl milk tea empire that originated in the bay area. i love that it’s strong on the tea flavor, and that it tastes like real strawberries (no artificial strawberry milk-like flavors here!).

(note jul 2020: after hearing about the rampant racism and sexism at boba guys, i no longer support their stores, and would recommend that you either make this at home or find another place to get your strawberry matcha latte fix until they address these issues).

my main motto for my last year of college was don’t settle. don’t settle for friends that you don’t truly want to hang out with at the end of the day, don’t settle for a job that you don’t want.

this mentality has also permeated my blogging standards. i used to throw up pictures here simply because i had them, even if i no longer liked/was proud of them. so this strawberry matcha latte went through quite a few photoshoot attempts, even though it’s been its unapologetically delicious berry and matcha self from the first. the original set i took, at least 2 years ago, was blah. the matcha kept separating, and it was watery on the bottom and dark green on top. the second set i took had such a harsh glare (the sun + my cups were not friends, and my photog skills were v limited at that point so i couldn’t make them get along). and then the third time i tried to take them, the pics got corrupted. argh. so instead of settling with the first or second sets, i took another set, and they came out great, matcha swirl in the middle and all.

if you’re looking for other matcha drinks, i also love this iced earl grey and matcha latte, or this watermelon matcha tea!

Placing the ice on top of the strawberry puree helps the layers separate (at least until you stick a straw in and mix it up!). #strawberry #matcha #greentea #matchalatte

5 from 6 votes
Love Boba Guys? Me, too. Here's an easy homemade version of their popular strawberry matcha latte. #strawberry #matcha #greentea #matchalatte
Strawberry Matcha Latte
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
This strawberry matcha latte combines sweet strawberries, creamy milk and slightly bitter matcha into a drink that's refreshing and decadent.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian, Fusion
Keyword: berries, boba guys, egg-free, fruit, gluten-free, grain-free, green tea, matcha, milk, milk tea, non-alcoholic, nut-free, strawberries, tea, vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 194 kcal
  • 1/3 cup chopped strawberries frozen okay
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon matcha
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  1. Combine the strawberries and sugar in a small bowl. Let sit for 15-30 minutes, or until the berries are juicy. Mash them coarsely with a fork, or pulse it in a food processor/blender until the berries are broken down a bit.
  2. Whisk the matcha and hot water until frothy.
  3. In a serving glass, add a couple spoonfuls of your mix-in. Spoon in the strawberries, then fill the rest of the glass with ice (or don’t; I like light ice, so I only added a handful). Add the milk, then the matcha. Make sure to pour gently and slowly if you want to make sure the layers stay distinct.
Recipe Notes

Adapted slightly from Honeysuckle Catering.

10 Replies to “Strawberry Matcha Latte”

  1. Just tried this and it is delicious!! I wouldn’t have thought to pair strawberries with matcha but it works!5 stars

    1. oooh glad you liked it! anything tangy goes well with the matcha; i know some people like mango, but the sweet/tart strawberries go better with matcha in my opinion (:

  2. First off, how you made a drink look good for a photo is BEYOND ME. And secondly, this looks phenomenal and sounds phenomenal too! I am not really a matcha person but mixed with everything else, yes please!5 stars

    1. the strawberry and milk tame the matcha so it’s perfect for someone who wouldn’t want straight up matcha (;

  3. Wonderful recipe, last week I created this recipe. Everybody liked it. Thanks5 stars

  4. thanks, laura! you can just do a plain matcha latte too (just omit the strawberry), and that’s super tasty (:

  5. Heather, bravo! I cooked it with strawberries, it turned out just amazing!!! Thank you!5 stars

  6. Omg I had the best strawberry matcha and wanted to make it at home!
    This is AMAZING! I added boba to mine 🙂5 stars

  7. Marouna Gomes says: Reply

    this was incredible! i should’ve added a little less sugar but overall such a yummy drink ❤️✨5 stars

    1. glad you liked this! honestly, if your strawberries are super sweet, you can definitely decrease or even cut out the sugar completely and that might make it even better next time (:

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