Matcha Mint Iced Tea

matcha mint iced tea / loveandlemons.com

We’re about to get fresh around here… it’s spring and suddenly mint is taking over my yard. When I was first setting up this little “garden” area of mine, I was warned that mint would trail out of control. To me, this sounded like a delightful problem to have. I mean, is it even possible to have too much mint?!ย (I’ll have to answer that one for you later).

First up: this refreshingly simple mint matcha iced tea. This is obviously not a traditional way to use matcha, but I just love it. Instead of whisking your matcha, shake it up in a cocktail shaker (or in a jar with a tight lid), then add ice, mint and lime juice. I preferred mine unsweet, but you want more minty-sweetness, steep the mint into a simple syrup.

matcha mint iced tea
 
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Serves: serves 2
Ingredients
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 teaspoons Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • handfuls of mint
  • optional: honey or cane sugar (or minty simple syrup, see notes)
Instructions
  1. Using a cocktail shaker (or a large jar with a non-leaky lid) shake together the water and matcha until there are no lumps.
  2. Add the ice, a squeeze of lime, handfuls of mint and shake it some more. (Add sweetener if you like).
  3. Pour into glasses with extra lime slices and mint.
Notes
Minty Simple Syrup: Heat 1 part white sugar and 1 part water in a small saucepan, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat and drop in handfuls of mint and let it steep until it cools to room temp. Strain out the mint and chill until ready to use.

This recipe was created for Aiyaย America. All opinions are our own.

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  1. dana from minimalistbaker.com
    03.28.2014

    Gorgeous!! You’re so smart, Jeanine ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Christina from Www.butimhungry.com
    03.28.2014

    This looks so refreshing! Can’t wait until my mint comes up… a few more months for us, I’m afraid!

  3. That does sound like a lovely problem to have! I keep meaning to set up a little apartment garden, but I still have beaucoup research to do on gardening in tiny spaces (aka a box next to the window). This tea looks so wonderfully refreshing!

  4. What a gorgeous drink! So colorful and vibrant. Perfect for spring! Can’t wait to try this – you’ve convinced me that I need to buy matcha!

    • jeanine
      03.29.2014

      Ha! You do – it’s so tasty and healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. That sounds deliciously refreshing! And it looks beautiful.
    I’d love to make this for a Spring garden tea party ๐Ÿ™‚

    Isabelle @ Head Red & Blondi

  6. Julie from inahalfshell.com
    03.28.2014

    Love this! Thanks for sharing — it sounds super refreshing. A must try for this summer… if it ever warms up ๐Ÿ™

  7. Alanna from bojongourmet.com
    03.29.2014

    Could those be any more beautiful?! I’m so excited about these because I’ve had a tin of matcha in my cupboard that I’m trying to use up, and this looks like the *perfect* application. Thanks!

  8. Miu from neltempoliberofaccioilgatto.blogspot.it
    03.29.2014

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    • nairooo from breaktime.site
      02.25.2017

      so simple, i will try this recipe later, thanks for your tips ๐Ÿ˜€ Love it !

  9. Crista
    03.29.2014

    This looks amazing!!

  10. f from fernreedgmailcom
    03.29.2014

    I to have mint every where and thought as I read your mint recipe—- Pesto mint!!!! going to make some!!

  11. Liesl from fitnessinthekitchen.us
    03.29.2014

    Ooo, this looks so refreshing! I have tons of mint growing in my back yard too.

  12. pang from circahappy.com
    03.30.2014

    Your pic is always SOOOO gorgeous, and this recipe is a MUST-SHAKE.
    Loving all the green and all the love this drink offers ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Pang from circahappy.com
      03.31.2014

      Also, congratulations on being 1 of the 6 finalists for BEST COOKING BLOG from Saveur. Already voted for you ๐Ÿ˜€

      • jeanine
        03.31.2014

        you’re so sweet, Pang ๐Ÿ™‚

    • jeanine
      03.31.2014

      thank you, ha, love the pun…

  13. This is so beautiful! I can’t believe how bright green it is! I love, love, love this. Perfect for Spring – definitely would impress dinner guests! I bet a splash of vodka would make this a wonderful cocktail too!!

    • jeanine
      03.31.2014

      Matcha is SO green, I just love it. (and yes, I’ll be trying mine with a splash of vodka next time too) ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. chelsea from thegirlwholovedtowrite.com
    03.30.2014

    This sounds so refreshing!

  15. Have a pregnant friend coming to a cocktail party. I can make this for her while the rest of us drink mojitos. That green is gorgeous!

  16. Oh my. This looks gorgeous! I love anything matcha, but I have never had a matcha and mint combo. Yum!

    • jeanine
      03.31.2014

      ha, me either, but it totally works ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Wow, this is incredible! Matcha and mint together! And two of my favorite flavors ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re so smart!

  18. Ceri from naturalkitchenadventures.com
    04.01.2014

    Delicious! I just got into (and blogged) a Matcha Almond Milk latte – def going to add this to the Matcha repertoire. Thanks!

  19. Kristin from figsandcream.com
    04.01.2014

    Found this beautiful image via Instagram. The green is so lush!
    Thank you for all that you do!
    Pinned,
    K-

  20. Rosa
    04.09.2014

    Oh my, that looks incredibly appealing. Yes, I’m going to make this! I just love the concept of iced tea with matcha in it. That being said, I’ve been looking for a more unusual kind of iced tea recipe for a while…

    P.S. Your website looks like a kitchen wonderland on the internet! The graphics and photography are simply gorgeous.

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    • It seems tasty when served with soup, I’ll try to make it. Thanks for sharing

  22. Felicia
    08.01.2014

    LOVE! I’ve been looking for ways to use my matcha other than matcha lattes (because as yummy as they are, they get boring!) I’m so trying this!

  23. Emily from loveleaftea.com
    02.09.2015

    Great uses of matcha here, we are loving the recipe ideas and can’t wait to try some out! Check out our jasmine matcha here: http://www.loveleaftea.com/the-teas-c1/green-tea-c4/jasmine-matcha-p32 ๐Ÿ™‚ We are also getting in some white and organic rooisbos matcha too so would love to hear any recipe suggestions you may have for our upcoming matcha blog post in March. Let us know your thoughts!

  24. Betty
    06.16.2015

    Does anyone know where I can buy matcha in bulk?

  25. Melanie from theclever.kitchen
    03.24.2016

    This is perfect! So simple, but so refreshing- great to have another way to drink matcha! Melanie

  26. I love tea. especially mint tea . u combine it with matcha. Thanks so much. I will make this one later. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Seems like refreshing thou…. especialy if you combine with Bakso ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Rio aji from Kondhang.tk
    04.01.2017

    I will try to make it , Iam very like iced tea,

  29. marvin
    04.28.2017

    stupid question : can you make big batch of it in advance minus the ice and leave it in the fridge and will it taste as good?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      04.28.2017

      Hi Marvin, the fresh mint will start to turn brown after about a day.

  30. Place the mint leaves in the palm of your hand. Using the other hand, gently tap the leaves to release the oil. (This is a great alternative to muddling the leaves and keeps them whole.) If you don’t have a matcha whisk available, try a hand held frother or shake vigorously in a cocktail shaker. Sweeten to taste with simple syrup or honey.

  31. uselly i dont like matcha as taste wise but i really should try this ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Davi from bromosolution.com
    12.12.2017

    it sounds very tempting, I’ll try to make it at home

  33. prayogga from bromoadvanture.com
    01.27.2018

    looks very fresh, I will try to make and if it really refreshing then I will make every day

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