Cold Brew Matcha, the perfect summer drink that is good for you, can be made in a minute using only 2 ingredients and requires no special equipment!
⭐ Why This Recipe is a Star
- Matcha Cold Brew is delicious: Matcha 抹茶 has an earthy flavor but, if the water is too hot, it can develop a bitter afternote. A Cold Brew makes for a smoother drink!
- Healthy: Plus this green tea contains amino acids and anti-oxidants (specifically, EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate) which help protect against cancer and are good for your health.
- No Jitters: Matcha has less caffeine than coffee but is still a great pick-me-up! The L-theanine content also has a soothing effect.
Not to mention, the vibrant green hue is just too pretty!
You only need 2 simple ingredients for this recipe:
- matcha powder: there are 2 grades and I highly recommend the better one (ceremonial grade matcha) for this recipe. Ceremonial matcha has a smoother, less bitter flavor. Because this recipe is so simple, you'll really be able to taste the improvement in the flavor!
- cold water
And and airtight jar to shake them up in!
📖 Variations & Substitutes
- Iced Matcha Tea: add ice cubes after shaking up your drink. Since you're adding the ice to cold tea (not hot), you don't have to worry that they dilute your drink!
- Matcha Soda: Make your cold brew with the same amount of matcha but less cold water (3-4 Tablespoons), then top up with soda water or sparkling water. You can add a spoonful of matcha syrup if you want something sweet!
- Matcha Latte Cold Brew: substitute the water with a milk of choice, such as dairy or coconut milk, then proceed as per the recipe. If you can't decide what milk goes best with matcha, click here.
- Vanilla Matcha: shake with 1 teaspoon of vanilla syrup
🔪 Step-by-Step Instructions
2. Close the container tightly then shake till you no longer see lumps of matcha powder.
Note: alternatively, you can use the traditional method and whisk the powder into the water if you like.
🥡 How to Store
You can store homemade cold brew matcha in the fridge. (This is what I do when prepping matcha lattes.)
However, keep in mind that it will require whisking or shaking before serving, as the green tea powder will settle at the bottom of the container. (Matcha does not dissolve, it merely suspends in the water!)
🥗 Other Green Tea Recipes
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Cold Brew Matcha
- 1 teaspoon Matcha Powder About 2g, or to taste (different brands have slightly different flavors.) Don't use too much or you'll have a hard time "dissolving" the fine powder in the water.
- 1 Cup Cold water
- Pour the water into the jar, followed by the matcha powder.
- Shut the jar tightly- you don't want the matcha to spill all over you- then shake vigorously (at least 40 seconds) till no dark green clumps are visible.
- Open and enjoy!
- Matcha Soda: shake the matcha with 3-4 tablespoons of cold water, then top up with sparkling water
- Cold Brew Matcha Latte: substitute with regular milk, oat milk etc
- Vanilla Cold Matcha: add 1 teaspoon of vanilla syrup. Click through for more details.
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