Matcha Lime Mint Iced Tea

Summer is officially here, rolling in some heat waves with it! This Matcha Lime Mint Iced Tea, is a similar concept to the famous “Lemon Mint Iced Tea” we normally find in the Emirates. It’s refreshing and crisp; and perfect for the summer days or nights—except it has some Matcha!

Matcha provides an energy boost, that’s great as a ‘pick-me-up.’ It’s also super easy to make and you can get creative with the ingredients as well. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can add a dollop of fresh passion fruit or substitute the water for Coconut Water. Nice!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Filtered water (or Coconut Water)
  • 1 tsp. of Excellent Culinary Grade Matcha
  • ½ of lime (squeezed)
  • 1 cup of Ice
  • 1 tbsp. of honey or sweetener of your choice
  • A handful of Mint
  • 1 tbsp. of fresh Passion fruit (optional)

Serves: 1 cup

Instructions:

  1. Using a fine mesh sieve, mix the water and matcha together until there are no lumps.
  2. Add the ice, mint and a squeeze of lime and mix all together. Add honey, coconut sugar or any sweetener of your choice.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve. Garnish with slices of lemon and lime and mint.

Notes:

There are several grades and subgrades of matcha that we’ve come across. We recommend using a high quality premium culinary grade matcha (preferably originating from Nishio city or Uji city in Japan, the top producers of matcha). These mixes well with smoothies and milk-based ingredients and has a robust flavor. While the color may not be vibrant electric green like ceremonial grade (highest grade), it is still very bright in color. Lower grade matcha will have a stronger bitter taste and yields a yellow-olive-brownish color, that’s coarse in texture.

Source:

This recipe was created by Love & Lemons. https://www.loveandlemons.com/matcha-mint-iced-tea/. We’ve recommended to add some passion fruit or use coconut water as a variation.

If you do make this, let us see  Tag your photo and share with #yvetteteas on Instagram.

Tried & Tasted by: Yvette A.

Posted on July 2017

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