Sweetened naturally with watermelons, make this layered iced matcha your new summer drink.
Who knew matcha and watermelon would go so well together? MatchaBar in Brooklyn apparently. I ordered this drink on a visit and enjoyed it so much (and I recently have been on a blending binge with a newly acquired Vitamix) I wanted to try making it on my own.
Because the watermelon is sweet there’s no need to add any sugar.
(I love the look of the stacked layers of color.)
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What I Used to Make This Iced Matcha Watermelon Tea
Get one in the $15 – $25 price range.
- Cubed watermelon and ice cubes.
This has changed my life. No joke, it’s really amazing.
- Bowl, measuring spoon, mesh strainer, and a whisk
To make the matcha
- Electric kettle
To get the water temperature just right.
- Glass cups
To show off the layered colors.
I prepared the matcha for this drink the traditional way with a sifter, whisk, and hot water. I made sure to cool the matcha a bit before adding to the iced watermelon.
ICED MATCHA (GREEN TEA) WATERMELON TEA
Makes 2 servings
2 cups seeded and cubed watermelon
1/2 cup hot water (preferably 170°F)
1 teaspoon matcha
Optional: watermelon wedges
In a small bowl, whisk together sifted matcha and hot water. Set aside and let cool.
Puree watermelon in a blender until smooth.
Into two cups filled with ice, pour in the watermelon puree first halfway, followed by a layer of matcha. Garnish with watermelon wedges.
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