Sweetened naturally with watermelons, make this layered iced matcha your new summer drink.
Iced Watermelon Matcha
Matcha (green tea powder) pairs well with any sweet fruit so it’s no surprise it tastes delicious when combined with watermelon.
It’s easy to make a layered drink using watermelon since it’s already naturally sweet so there’s no need to add any sugar to create the layers.
Sugar is the key to creating the layered effect. Whatever layer has the most sugar goes to the bottom of the cup.
With that in mind, the watermelon layer is added first to the cup, followed by the unsweetened matcha.
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What I Used to Make This Iced Matcha Watermelon Tea
Get one in the $15 – $30 price range.
- Cubed watermelon and ice cubes
This has changed my life. No joke, it’s really amazing.
- Wide-mouth water bottle
To make the cold brew matcha.
- Glass cups
Making Cold Brew Matcha for Layered Drinks
Making iced matcha (cold brew matcha) is super super super easy.
The only tool you need is a wide-mouth water bottle or any airtight container.
Combine water and matcha and shake, shake shake. That’s it!
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Iced Watermelon Matcha
- 2 cups watermelon seeded & cubed
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 teaspoon matcha
- Optional: watermelon wedges for garnish
- Puree watermelon in a blender until smooth. Set aside.
- In a wide-mouth water bottle, combine water and matcha and vigorously shake for 10 seconds.
- Into two cups filled with ice, pour in the watermelon puree halfway, followed by a layer of matcha. Pour any leftover watermelon foam on top of the matcha.
- Garnish with watermelon wedges.
3 thoughts on “Iced Watermelon Matcha”
I live in Japan and I will give you the best answer I can. First of all, all matcha you might buy for making these drinks come from Japan, so there is no getting away from that fact. Unless you decide to renounce all things matcha…
That being said, most matcha come from either Kyoto and Shizuoka area, which are roughly 400-600 kilometers away from Fukushima and separated by mountains (lotsa and lotsa of mountains) and no rivers originating from Fukushima (the island is all mountains in the middle, and rivers all run to towards the perimeters, emptying into the sea.
Of course that brings up another issue, Japan being surrounded by the sea, so there is technically, a possibility of radiation traveling to these areas, but I doubt they would run upstream (and I’m pretty sure at this point wind is not an issue) towards where tea farms area (usually is higher altitudes). Now, if the radiation can run “anywhere” once it reaches the ocean, that would technically include the rest of the world, but by then, I have to believe that radiations are dissipated enough.
I am no scientist, but in the grand scheme of things, I prefer to believe that the universe and Mother Earth are stronger and more powerful than all that we, puny humans, can throw at it. Still, hoping we could all be kinder to Gaia. Hope my answers help settle any fears you might have had.
If Matcha Tea comes from Japan, does one have to worry about radiation contamination from the Fukushima Disaster? Has the radiation contaminated the soil and plants?