Matcha green tea is excellent as a drink to be alert (it has about 70 mg of caffeine per cup) and has many health benefits, as it contains up to 10 to 20 times more antioxidants than other types of tea.
Ingredients for matcha green tea:
• 2 teaspoons matcha green tea
• Fresh filtered water
• Ice cubes
• Optional: a slice of ginger, lemon or lime if desired more bitter; Add stevia, agave or honey if you prefer sweet or mint for a more refreshing taste
Preparation for matcha green tea
-Pour the 2 teaspoons matcha tea to make about 300-500 ml in a glass jar with lid or a shaker.
-Fill it with filtered water and ice and water.
-Add a few slices of lemon, lime or ginger (optional). Or sweeteners.
-For a more refreshing flavor, add a few mint leaves.
-Cover the jar or shaker well and shake.
-Pour over a glass of ice and enjoy it immediately.
Matcha tea does not “dissolve”, but is suspended in the liquid, so after a while, it will rest in the bottom and remains as a green pond in the lower part of the glass. Just remove before drinking.