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matca ice tea

Matcha Ice Tea
August 12, 2017

This is not just a recipe to me; it is quite literally the most amazing drink you can sip in the summertime. Before we dive in though, let’s have a brief history lesson, shall we? Matcha are green tea leaves that have been ground into a powder – which only then means that this way, you can take total advantage of the tea's full potential by using the entire leaf. When making regular tea, the water is only able to extract a small fraction of the nutrients while the rest remains in the leaves we usually throw away. The Japanese have the right idea, as they have a complete ceremony for drinking matcha tea. Furthermore, there are special whisks and other tools available so that you can create the perfect matcha drink. I recommend this matcha powder which I personally order from iherb website, PLUS, you can get 5% off your order from iherb by clicking this link. You’re welcome. Lest we forget, the powder has a bitter taste so if you already like green tea then you’ll welcome the taste of matcha. Once winter rolls around, I even make latte matcha, which is a hot tea with milk foam, but when it’s the sizzling summer, I prefer cold drinks so it’s this particular drink that has me reaching for multiple glasses daily.

Ingredients:

  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar- or as much as you like
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup milk

matcha

Preparation:

  • 1. In a bowl, whisk the matcha powder, water, and sugar to a smooth uniformed liquid.
  • 2. Pour into a high (tall) glass with the ice cubes.
  • 3. Add the milk and stir.
  • 4. Sit back, have a sip, and enjoy!

matcha tea