Simple ways to drink matcha

Posted by Lola Tanner on


It’s no secret that we love all things matcha – but at first glance, we know it can be slightly daunting trying to think of interesting ways to use matcha powder on a daily basis.

The great thing is, you can pretty much use it in everything and anything, but here are five of our absolute favorite, simple ways to get your daily dose of matcha green tea.

How to make a matcha latte:

You will need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of matcha or 1 matcha sachet
  • a squirt of agave syrup
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon and/or nutmeg
  • 250ml almond milk
The steps…
  •  Add a small amount of milk to 1g of matcha in your cup* 
  • Whisk until smooth - we find a hand held whisk works best
  • Add agave and spices
  • Heat almond milk and whisk to make frothy
  • Add the milk to the matcha and enjoy!

This is AMAZING iced too. Follow above instructions but pour over a glass of ice. Super simple, right? You'll be enjoying your very own teapigs matcha latte in no time at all! 


How to make a matcha smoothie:

You will need:

  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/4 stick celery
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1/2 teaspoon of matcha or 1 matcha sachet

The steps…

Just blend it all together!

This tastes creamy (thanks banana!) yet light and fresh – we love it at breakfast time. If you find it too thick, add a dash of coconut water or fruit juice.


How to make a matcha milkshake:

You will need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of matcha or 1 matcha sachet
  • 100ml skimmed milk (or dairy free alternative)
  • 2-3 scoops good quality coconut ice cream

The steps…

  • Add 100ml of skimmed milk, 2-3 tablespoons of coconut ice-cream into a blender
  • Add1/2 tsp of matcha
  • Add a little coconut milk to lengthen
  • Blend
  • Drink
  • Enjoy!

 Why not try vanilla ice cream instead of coconut. White chocolate or coconut sprinkles on top. YUM! 


How to make a matcha shot:

So, not really a recipe, but a matcha shot is definitely one of our favorite (and quick!) ways to have matcha in the mornings. 

All you need is 1/2 tsp of matcha, and a shot of liquid - we usually go for water, but you can use fruit juice if you'd prefer. 

Give it all a quick whisk, and get it down in one.

(This is a great one if you're not overly keen on the taste of green tea, but still want the health benefits)


One for the weekend.... Matcha martini: 

You will need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha or 1 matcha sachet
  • 2 teaspoons cane sugar (or light agave syrup)
  • 80ml vodka
  • splash apple juice

How to make a matcha cocktail:

  • Whisk matcha and agave in to a little vodka
  • Pour into a shaker full of ice, add the remaining vodka and the apple juice and shake shake shake
  • If you want to get fancy - rim a martini glass with sugar, pour in the cocktail and decorate with lemon or mint. If it's too strong, add a little sparkling or soda water. 


Got some matcha recipes of your own? Share them with us on social! Just remember to tag @teapigsus

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