Iced matcha with mint is the perfectly-balanced cold tea drink to enjoy in the spring and summer months. Make it in minutes with just five familiar ingredients!
Today I'm teaching you how to make your new favorite cool-off drink. Think of it as a minty matcha refresher for hot days. It's way better than anything you can order at a cafe. Let's get into the details.
If you enjoy this recipe, you'll also love my hibiscus rose mocktail as well as my sparkling strawberry mint limeade!
You should also check out my pineapple matcha mint smoothie.
What does it taste like?
Mint iced matcha is a refreshing, well-balanced drink with cooling notes from mint tea and the signature earthy grassiness of good quality matcha. You'll also taste some bright, zesty citrus balanced out by sweet honey. If you've tried my hot spearmint matcha latte, this recipe will taste familiar!
What You'll Need for this Recipe
My iced matcha drink ingredients list is simple and you probably have what you need on hand. Here's what to grab on your next grocery run, if not.
- Matcha Powder - Be sure to use a high quality matcha, preferably ceremonial or culinary grade. It should have a bright green color that comes across when mixed with liquid and fresh grassy taste! Grab my favorite matcha.
- Mint Tea - I love spearmint tea in this recipe but you can also use peppermint tea. Either loose tea leaves or mint teabags will work.
- Hot Water to steep the tea and dissolve the matcha. Let it cool to room temperature before pouring over ice.
- Honey is my sweetener of choice here. It not only adds sweetness but also very subtle floral and herbaceous flavor notes. You can also use maple syrup, date syrup or another sweetener of your choosing and adjust the amounts accordingly.
- Lemon Juice - Fresh juiced lemon is best for flavor but you can get away with lemon juice from concentrate or even lime juice, if fresh lemon is not available.
- Fresh Mint Leaves are a great garnish for this drink but not required. I like the fresh aroma it adds to the experience of drinking--it's giving matcha mocktail vibe.
Is this a cold brew matcha? Technically, no. For that, you'd dissolve in cold water then still end up drinking matcha over ice. Here, we're dissolving the matcha in warm tea before pouring over ice.
Tips & Tools
Grab a bamboo whisk or frothing wand to dissolve the matcha. If you don't have access to either, a fork or baking whisk can work in a pinch. You'll also need a heat safe mug or multi measuring cup.
Can I make it ahead of time? Yes! You can even multiply the recipe card below to make a big batch to keep in the fridge. Just remember to stir or shake the tea before enjoying.
What other flavors go well with matcha? We know from this recipe that herbal flavors play nicely but so do nutty ones. Try my iced pistachio matcha latte for a change of pace.
How to Serve
Serve this matcha mocktail in a highball glass--over ice, of course. I like to add a sprig of fresh mint for an aromatic experience that greets the nose with each sip. This is what elevates a plain iced green tea drink into a proper mocktail.
Is this drink good for PCOS?
Absolutely. Matcha and mint, specifically, spearmint are considered PCOS superfoods. I try to have each ingredient every day as part of managing my PCOS symptoms to stay balanced. This hormone healthy drink combines them both in a fun way that helps break up the monotony.
Check out more PCOS friendly recipes to make life more delicious!
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Mint and Matcha Iced Tea Recipe
Iced Matcha Mint Tea
- 1 bamboo whisk or frothing wand
- 1 teaspoon matcha ceremonial or culinary grade
- 1 tablespoon loose mint tea leaves or one mint teabag
- 1 cup hot water
- ½ lemon
- 1 tablespoon honey
- fresh mint optional garnish
- Add mint tea bag to hot water and steep for five minutes.
- Add matcha to steeped tea and mix vigorously until dissolved. Squeeze lemon juice into tea mixture the add in honey. Stir until dissolved and uniform.
- Allow tea to come to room temperature (about 10 minutes).
- Fill a highball glass ¾ way with ice then pour tea into glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, if desired, and enjoy cold.
I bought a 1-pound bag of matcha powder (don't ask) and have been looking for ways to use it so it doesn't go to waste. This min matcha iced tea was so easy to prepare and refreshingly earthy in flavor. I will be using up the last of the matcha to make more batches of this iced tea for sure.
We're a family of tea drinkers - I only drink tea and water - so I'm always looking for a new way to enjoy iced tea. I served this for Sunday dinner and it was so amazing there was not a drop left. Thanks for a new summer beverage!
As an iced tea lover I was so excited to try this recipe and it ticked all the boxes. The combination of mint and matcha was so delicious and refreshing. This will definitely be added to my drinks menu!
I made this yesterday when I was craving an afternoon iced coffee. It hit the spot! The flavors were so refreshing. I think I found my new favorite afternoon pick me up!