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      Iced Tea: Summer Iced Matcha and Iced Matcha Latte

      Iced Tea: Summer Iced Matcha and Iced Matcha Latte

      Summer Iced Matcha

      Summer is upon us, and it is time to chill out! 

      Matcha is one of our go-to teas for the summer because of how easy it is to make.  Our Summer Iced Matcha is not as thick and meant to quench your thirst with a little bit of energy boost for that midday drag after being in the sun.  We always recommend using good quality water and ice cubes.  It will bring out the best taste of your matcha! 

      1 liter cold bottled or filtered water

      2 teaspoon (5-6g) of sifted matcha

      1 liter pitcher

      Add the matcha to a bowl and incorporate some of the water so that you can whisk it together and get a good consistency.  Add more water into the mixture we just created so that it will pour easily into the pitcher and not leave too much matcha stuck on the bowl.  Add some ice to the pitcher and top off with the remaining water.  Time to sit back and enjoy!  We recommend that you drink it within 30-60 minutes after making since the matcha will start to oxidize and turn brown after it comes in contact with the water.  

      Iced Matcha 

      Sumer Iced Matcha Latte

      When you have the summertime blues, you go latte! The summer version is less thick, easy to drink, and uses a ratio of half water and your favorite milk.  Oh, and it is very Instagramable with the milk at the bottom, and the green tea floated on top! 

      2 teaspoon (4-5g) of sifted matcha

      4oz cold water

      4oz your favorite choice of cold milk

      12-16oz glass

      4-5 Ice cubes

      In a bowl, add the matcha and then pour over the water.  Whisk together and create an even consistency.  Don't worry about trying to create foam, as this is hard to do with cold water.   Add the ice cubes to the glass and pour in the milk.  The milk should be at the same level or below the ice.  Pour the matcha slowly over the ice so that it stays separated.  Instagram time! You can choose to mix or slowly drink it separately and swirl the ice in the glass.  

      Enjoy and stay cool! Shop our Matcha

      Tea Dealers Matcha

      Emerald Green Tea Cold Brew

      Emerald Green Tea Cold Brew

      One of our all-time favorite presentations and thirst quencher for cold brew tea is using deep steamed sencha.  The beautiful bright green color of the liquid is almost fluorescent and so captivating. 
      It is also a fail proof way of making Japanese green tea without any lingering bitterness!  Cold brewing extracts more of the Amino Acids that create sweetness and umami in tea and none of the bitter components and less caffeine.
      Tannins, which created astringency, and caffeine are extracted at high temperatures. 
      What you will need:
      1 Liter pitcher
      1 Liter filtered or bottled water at room temperature
      20g or 2-3 tablespoons of Tamaryokucha Sencha (Okuyutaka or Tsuyu Hikari)
      Add tea to the pitcher and add water. 
      Place in the fridge and allow to chill for at least two hours or overnight. 
      Once the water is chilled enough, it won't make the cold brew any stronger so you won't have to worry! Make sure you have a strainer so that you catch the leaves as you are pouring out of the pitcher. 
      Hack:  If you don't have a pitcher or filtered water, just buy 1L bottled water.  Pour out a little bit to make room, add the tea, and then replace the water you poured out and simply let chill.  You can take this to the office, gym, or picnic! 
      Iced Green Tea 

      Iced Tea : Grains Leaves and Sticks

      Iced Tea : Grains Leaves and Sticks

      What we are drinking this Summer of 2020.

      One of our most recent additions to our Tisane menus is a blend of beautiful herbal from Shizuoka, Japan.  For lovers of toasted brown rice or toasted barley, this mix has both and then some!  It is made of a blend of ten special herbs and grains that help you relax and cool your body down. It does have a very small amount of tea in it and therefore it will have caffeine. 

      Our recipe for making this iced tea is quick and easy. 

      What you will need:

      1-2L Boiling water 195F

      10g or 2 tablespoons Grains Leaves and Sticks

      1-2L Pitcher

      Teapot with strainer

      Add the Grains Leaves and Sticks Tisane to the teapot, fill with the boiling water, and let sit for 2mins. 

      Pour into the pitcher and reserve the Tisane. 

      Fill the teapot with boiling water again and repeat this process until your pitcher is filled. 

      Each time, allowing the Tisane to steep for two minutes each so we get all the flavor. 

      You can then pour over a glass of ice and enjoy immediately or put in the fridge and drink within 2-3 days.  

      If you want some more caffeine in this mix, add a tablespoon of Karigane, Houjicha, or Wild Mountain Sunset!