Very Green Iced Tea
Want a zingingly refreshing recipe for iced tea made with matcha green tea? Oh go on, at least try it. It’s very good.
I made Green Ginger Lemonade from Sabrina Ghayour’s Feasts a couple of weeks ago. I love it. It’s so refreshing. And I wondered what it would be like with some green tea added in to make it a little energy booster. In fairness the citrus, mint, ginger and sugar in this makes it a bit of a pick-me-up anyway but yes adding in some green tea makes it just that bit more of a booster.
I’m trying to give up coffee. I’m not really managing to do it. I love this – but I still seem to need coffee to start the day. But I’m hoping that with a bit of blood pumping exercise in the morning followed by a pitcher of this sipped slowly throughout the morning I could manage it.
This does contain 6 tablespoons of caster sugar but it’s not really sweet. It has just enough sweetness that the citrus and grated ginger flavours are smoothed out nicely. So this is a drink that adults will enjoy but it’s nowhere near sweet enough for children. You could add more sugar to it but to be honest I think the amount in it is plenty. You could try adding less but honestly it needs it – and in hot weather I actually think sugary drinks (unless you cant take sugar for medical reasons) are a good idea. And the lemons, limes, mint, dill and ginger add nutrients to the sweetness – so it’s not like it’s empty calories. And of course matcha green tea is supposed to be very good for you.
So I made this again today (July 10 ’18) – because I love it. Didn’t manage to make it in the morning but made it really quickly at lunchtime and used the first tablespoon that came to hand. I have tablespoons that I use for eating and ones that I use for cooking and I suddenly realised (how I didn’t realise this before is … I don’t know…) – I suddenly realised one set is much bigger than the other so when I say 6 tablespoons of sugar in this recipe I actually mean about 60g of caster sugar and not six large tablespoons as then this does become quite sweet.
Hope you try this and enjoy it – and the gorgeous sunshine!