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Matcha Mint Iced Tea

Green, refreshing with plenty of summer mint that grows prolifically in your garden and a touch of local honey, this is going to be your official summer 2016 drink of choice. Trust me on this one. A splash of vodka would be great or a bit of tequila could turn a get together into a party in no time. 

Matcha does contain caffeine, so if you are sensitive, you may want to increase the water to 3 cups and add a touch more mint, lime and honey to taste.

Course Drinks
Servings 2 - 3
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet thanks Love & Lemons for the inspiration

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 2 cups filtered water divided (1/2 cup and 1 1/2 cup)
  • Handful of mint I used about 10-20 leaves, plus more for garnish
  • Juice of 1/2 lime plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon local honey

Instructions

  1. In a serving container with a lid, place the matcha powder and half a cup of water. Put a lid on the container and shake, shake, shake. You want the matcha to dissolve completely, so shake some more and then set aside.

  2. In a blender, puree the remaining cup and a half of water and the mint until the water turns a lovely color of green.

  3. Add the lime juice and honey and blend again to combine.

  4. Now pour the minty-lime-honey water into the serving container and shake thoroughly to blend well. Shake, shake, shake...

  5. Refrigerate until chilled or serve over ice and enjoy immediately. Garnish with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.