Healthy & Easy Carbonated Matcha Recipes

Healthy & Easy Carbonated Matcha Recipes

Ryan ThompsonJul 1, '20

 

Drinking a handcrafted iced green tea goes hand in hand with the pleasures of summertime. Green tea not only has a delicious refreshing taste but also helps reduce blood pressure, promote weight loss, and help mitigate heart disease issues. No wonder it is a hit in summertime! Matcha powder, a form of green tea, contains even more health benefits than its loose leaf green tea counterpart. 

The popularity of iced green tea, matcha, and carbonation are Recipes that have page after page of instructions and require overnight support, standing on one foot, and hope for a quality result while never being anywhere close in terms of taste and appearance to what was originally promised. Have no worries! Stick with this blog and you will gain some simple easy-to-make carbonated drink recipes you can actually make.

Summer is fun. It's a time meant to try out new things, explore the wilds, and soak up the sun. Carbonation has long been a staple of canned drinks you find in supermarkets. They can range from light and refreshing to sweet and fill with energy. Do not be intimidated with bubbly beverages. Highly customizable and easy to make, you can make your beverage any way you desire.

The following recipes are reinterpretations of different cocktails recipes. While we have omitted the alcohol, you are more than able to add in various mixers as you desire. 


Matcha Tonic (non-alcoholic)

Ingredients: Tonic water, ice, unsweetened matcha powder, lime.

The classic matcha tonic is for those that desire a more subdued classic taste profile that really accentuates the green tea. Tonic water brings a bitter taste profile so it may not be for everyone. If the bitter taste of tonic is a non-starter for you, please do feel free to substitute soda water instead.

  • Fill the drinking cup with ice ¾ full.
  • Pour fresh tonic water over ice until ¾ full with liquid.
  • Add prepared matcha (see our video to learn how to prepare traditional method) over the ice.
  • Stir until mixed in.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge if desired.
  • Enjoy!

Adding the lime wedge is a neat trick that I learned to balance out the acidity (bitterness) that you may find in the tonic and matcha. It brings everything together quite nicely. Substituting out a lemon for the lime wedge is also another great variation to enjoy this recipe.


Matcha Mule (non-alcoholic)

Ingredients: Non-alcoholic ginger beer, ice, unsweetened matcha powder, lime.

A Moscow Mule is where this beverage originates from. Classic flavors of lime and ginger bring a wonderfully refreshing cup worthy of Summer. While more adventurous than the tonic, this is chalked full of flavor with the matcha taking more of a balanced approach with the other ingredients. Traditionally mules are served in copper mugs. The copper keeps the beverage quite cold and always a great conversation starter. Do not feel like you have to run out to the store and purchase some new mugs just to enjoy this beverage recipe! Any cup will do!

  • Fill the drinking cup with ice ¾ full.
  • Pour fresh non-alcoholic ginger beer over ice until ¾ full with liquid.
  • Add prepared matcha (see our video to learn how to prepare traditional method) over the ice.
  • Squeeze lime wedge juice into the beverage, then add the rest of the lime to the beverage after squeezed.
  • Stir to mix flavors.
  • Enjoy!

The first time that I saw ginger beer in the store my immediate thought was that it was ginger infused alcoholic beer. This could not be further from the truth! Simply think of ginger beer as carbonated ginger soda. Don’t let the name scare you!


Lemon Spritzer (non-alcoholic)

Ingredients: Soda water, ice, lemon, rosemary, unsweetened matcha powder.

Spritzers are usually quite light and refreshing. I liken them to a flavored soda with a more premium profile. While this recipe focuses on a citrus savory profile you can always mix it up with other great flavors such as blood orange, cranberry, or blueberry to name just a few!

  • Fill the drinking cup with ice ¾ full.
  • Pour soda water over ice until ¾ full with liquid.
  • Add prepared matcha (see our video to learn how to prepare traditional method) over the ice.
  • Squeeze lemon wedge juice into the beverage, then add the rest of the lemon to the beverage after squeezed.
  • Add rosemary sprig to beverage.
  • Stir to mix flavors.
  • Enjoy!

Keep in mind that the rosemary will be light on flavor at first. I tend to give it some time to steep into the rest of the beverage to gain its taste profile. Rosemary tends to give it a very cool layered taste profile as you consume the beverage, transitioning the drinker from citrus to savory.


Now go enjoy these wonderful carbonated beverages and drink green tea! Tea drinkers unite and experiment with some new drink ideas this Summer!

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