Matcha Mint Iced Tea

matcha mint iced tea /

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?! (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

Serves: serves 2
  • 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)
  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.
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 Aiya America. All opinions are our own.


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  1. Kristin from

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

  2. Ceri from

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

  3. Wow, this is incredible! Matcha and mint together! And two of my favorite flavors 🙂 You’re so smart!

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

    • jeanine

      ha, me either, but it totally works 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. chelsea from

    This sounds so refreshing!

  7. 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

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

  8. pang from

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

    • Pang from

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

      • jeanine

        you’re so sweet, Pang 🙂

    • jeanine

      thank you, ha, love the pun…

  9. Liesl from

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

  10. f from fernreedgmailcom

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

  11. Crista

    This looks amazing!!

  12. Miu from

    Hi!I’m sorry for this stupid question, but how can I share this amazing post with my profile google+?

    • nairooo from

      so simple, i will try this recipe later, thanks for your tips 😀 Love it !

  13. Alanna from

    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!

  14. Julie from

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

  15. That sounds deliciously refreshing! And it looks beautiful.
    I’d love to make this for a Spring garden tea party 🙂

    Isabelle @ Head Red & Blondi

  16. 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

      Ha! You do – it’s so tasty and healthy 🙂

  17. 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!

  18. Christina from

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

  19. dana from

    Gorgeous!! You’re so smart, Jeanine 😀

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