Flamingo pink + matcha green – the perfect combination for an Instagram-worthy ice tea! The natural sweetness of the watermelon and the soft bitterness of the matcha make a wonderfully refreshing drink for the summer (or anytime you feel like enjoying a healthy and pretty ice tea!). And the stacked layers of colors look so pretty that it makes the watermelon-matcha ice tea a nice non-alcoholic beverage to start a BBQ or Aperitif with. Hint: You can make it boozy too. We tried it with a shot of white rum and can totally recommend it as well.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
(Makes 2 servings)
- 1/3 of a big watermelon (ca. 1kg), seeded and cubed
- 240ml water
- 2 teaspoon (4g) Matcha Moments Culinary Matcha
- Optional: Tiny watermelon wedges
PREPARE THE MATCHA
Add 2 teaspoon (4g) of matcha to a bowl, add 240ml of 80°C (176°F) hot water and whisk it briskly with a bamboo whisk. You can use our culinary matcha (cooking matcha) for this. You could also use one of our higher qualities (ceremonial or premium) but culinary has a stronger flavor which is perfect for mixing.
PREPARE THE WATERMELON JUICE
Cut the watermelon into small cubes. For the lazy/gadget loving people amongst us, you can use a juicer (the benefit of that is that you don’t need to remove the seeds). If you don’t have one, remove the seeds and mix the watermelon in a blender until smooth.
MIX IT TOGETHER
Fill up the glasses with the ice and pour in the watermelon juice (more than half of the glass), then the matcha (about ¼ of the glass) and finish off with an extra layer of watermelon juice (about ¼ of the glass). Garnish with tiny watermelon edges if you want.
Now you can lean back and enjoy your refreshing ice tea! And if you like, share your matcha creation with us on Facebook or Instagram with the Hashtag #mymatchamoment. Every week we feature our favorite matcha post from one of our followers.