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Matcha green tea simple syrup with matcha powder around it.

Easy matcha simple syrup recipe (green tea syrup)

An easy green tea simple syrup made from 3 ingredients. perfect for drizzling on pancakes, shaved ice, cocktails and matcha lattes.
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine Fusion, Japanese


  • Pot
  • Heat proof whisk


  • ¼ Cup White granulated sugar Substitute: other sweeteners such as brown sugar, honey, maple syrup etc
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • ¼ Cup Water


  • Add the sugar and matcha powder to the pot. Whisk to make sure the 2 powders are well-mixed.
  • Add the water, and switch on the heat. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or till at the desired consistency, whisking every now and then to make sure the sugar doesn't burn at the bottom of the pot.
  • Once all the sugar and matcha are dissolved, and you're happy with the texture, switch off the fire and allow to coo. (Note: simple syrup has a watery consistency. For something thicker, double the sugar to make matcha rich syrup.)
  • Once cooled, store in an air-tight container in the fridge. Ideally, use within 3 days or the taste will start to change.


Note: if you use brown sugar to make this matcha green tea syrup, your syrup will be a brownish- green.
Keyword cocktails