Thursday, September 20, 2012



If you like the drink Arnold Palmer (a mix of half lemonade and half iced tea) like my husband does, you will love this tasty drink.  On our recent jont out to True Food Kitchen, I had their Matcha Green Tea Lemonade and fell in love with it.  I love green tea, but in the middle of summer heat, you really don't feel like drinking a hot cup of tea.  This drink was so freshing and flavorful.


You can pick up Matcha, which is a stone ground green tea powder, from your local Whole Foods, or Asian Food Store.  This time I decided to try the one from Republic of Tea.    


For the Agave Lemonade Base:

1 ½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
6 cups water
¾ cup agave nectar (or to taste)
1 tablespoon peeled and finely grated ginger root
Stir together the lemon juice, water and agave nectar. Stir in the grated ginger if desired, and chill thoroughly.

For the Matcha Tea Base: Steeping Instructions for two servings

Fill the kettle with fresh, filtered water and heat to just short of boiling. Fill the matcha bowl with 1 teaspoon of matcha powder.  Blend in 1-2 tablespoons of the hot watern and wisk.  Pour 8 oz of cold water and stir. 

Fill a glass with half matcha tea and half lemonde.  Garnish with a lemon wedge and a straw and sip.

So refreshing!  Enjoy!
Additional Information on Matcha
On average, Matcha contains less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. 

Finally, are my shots I took of True Food Kitchen on Instagram...

True Foods Kitchen, Santa Monica, CA

True Foods Kitchen Matcha Green Tea Lemonade

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