Heat the water in a kettle, on the stove, or in the microwave until it’s very hot, but not boiling. Add the white sugar in and mix until it dissolves. If the granules are not dissolving, pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds then stir.
Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to chill before adding into the latte.
Heat the water in a kettle until it’s super hot, almost boiling.
Add the matcha powder into a small bowl or a chawan.
Add one tablespoon of water in and use the whisk or handheld frother to stir. Move your hand in concentric circles around the perimeter of the bowl to fully blend the fine powder and water together. Add additional water if necessary. The mixture should be completely smooth and slightly frothy on top when it’s finished.
In a glass cup, add ice, pour the milk, and add the matcha mixture. Stir until the latte is combined. Add your chilled simple syrup to sweeten and drink!