Horchata Matcha

When two of my favorite drinks came together, I became the happiest woman on earth. Hopefully, you too get very excited when you try this refreshing and delicious horchata matcha.

horchata matcha

What is matcha?

Matcha is a ground type of green tea leaf; there are two primary grades of matcha: ceremonial and culinary. The purest is the ceremonial one; it is intended to be dissolved in hot water and drank hot tea. This matcha has vibrant lime green, and it’s made with younger leaves from the first harvest.

The culinary grade, which is more affordable, has a deeper green hue, and it is made for baking, matcha latte, and smoothies.

What are the benefits of matcha tea?

Matcha is delicious, vibrant in color, and refreshing! But it also has tons of health benefits. Did you know that matcha has a superpower to help us calm our minds? It also has the power to boost our metabolism, and it is a powerhouse of antioxidants and vitamins.

horchata matcha

What is authentic Mexican horchata horchata?

Horchata is a very common agua fresca in Mexico’s culinary world. You will find horchata in every Mexican food menu, in every agua frescas’ cart, or paleterías.

The authentic recipe consists of white rice, cinnamon, sugar, and water. This recipe is for a vegan horchata (dairy-free), and I make mine with brown rice. Other recipes have condensed milk, milk, or even evaporated milk. You could use either oat as I did in my recipe for vegan and healthy Mexican horchata.

What is a horchata matcha?

This recipe for horchata matcha combines both worlds matcha and horchata. Imagine a matcha latte but with a hint of cinnamon. It is perfect, and you can take it very cold with a lot of ice or take it warm.

horchata matcha

How to make the horchata matcha?

Blend all your ingredients in a high-speed blender. Depending on your taste and your blender, you can strain it or not. If you decide to strain the horchata, use a milk bag or an old kitchen towel.

Adjust the sweetness and the amount of matcha to your taste. Make it delicious so you can have it again and again.

Here are some tips and tricks for buying matcha:

  • Please read the labels of everything you buy. And yes matcha too. Look for one that is organic, pure, and has no extra ingredients.
  • You could also prepare this drink with storebought rice milk or any other dairy free milk.
  • If you are using store bought milk, you coauld skip the belnding process and use a mason jar, here is a video so you can see what I’m talking about: matcha latte.

Other recipes that you may like:

horchata matcha

So here is the recipe for this horchata matcha, and I hope you like it as much as I do. Please share it on Instagram, FB, or save it for later on Pinterest if you make it. And don’t forget to share a picture of it if you are drinking it for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner!

horchata matcha

Matcha horchata

Alejandra Graf
This recipe for horchata matcha is easy to prepare and full of antioxidants and vitamins. It is a GOOD drink that will make you feel energized all day long.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Soaking time 8 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine Mexican vegan
Servings 4 people
Calories 247 kcal


  • blender
  • Milk bag optional


  • ½ cup of brown rice soaked all night
  • ¼ cup of cashews raw
  • 4 cups of water add more as you go if it needs extra
  • 2-3 teaspoons of matcha powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon powder
  • ½ cup of maple syrup


  • Soak the rice overnight. The next morning, drain and rinse with fresh water.
  • Put in the blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until all is creamy and delicious.
  • Test and adjust the flavor if needed.
  • Strain it with a fine strainer or a milk bag while serving into a jar or a pitcher.
  • Serve it with lots of ice and if you want to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.


Quick version, liquefy 4 cups of store-bought rice milk with the rest of the ingredients. It is not necessary to strain, only serve with ice and enjoy.
It is best if you take drink it freshly made.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 211mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 102IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Healthy horchata, horchata matcha


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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