Hint: For best results, we recommend using either Premium' or Artisan Grade Zen Matcha for Matcha lattes.
Hot Matcha Latte
Blend approx. one teaspoon of ZenMatcha powder (to taste) with hot almond, soy, rice, or regular milk.
Add honey, sugar, or sweetener as desired.
You can sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom or similar spices.
Add vanilla for a scrumptious touch!
Iced Matcha Latte
Blend 1-2 teaspoons ZenMatcha powder with a small amount of liquid to make a smooth paste, then add cold vanilla soy, almond, rice, or regular milk.
Add sweetener to taste, and serve over ice.
Add a shot of white chocolate syrup for a truly blissful experience!
'White Hot ZenMatcha' latte
Approx. 1 tsp ZenMatcha (to taste)
Hot steamed milk or soy milk
2-3 tablespoons white chocolate syrup or white chocolate powder
Stir well and top with foam
Sprinkle with white chocolate shavings
(can add vanilla and sprinkle with cinnamon)
Sip and feel the bliss!
IMPORTANT MIXING INSTRUCTIONS!
When mixing ZenMatcha drinks,whether you are using a bamboo matcha whisk or a blender, be sure to make a 'paste' with ZenMatcha powder first using a small amount of liquid. Slowly add the remaining liquid and blend beverage until smooth.
Hint: When preparing matcha martinis, for best results use ZenMatcha Shogun, Premium, or Artisan grade matcha. For more information visit our Featured ZMT Products.
Basic Matcha Martini
Dissolve 1 tablespoon of 50/50 matcha/sugar mix into 2 tablespoons of water. Pour into a shaker full of ice, and add 2 shots of vodka. Shake shake shake. Pour into a martini glass - garnish with seasonal fruit if you like.
If it's too strong, top up with a little sparkling water.
Classic Matcha Martini
1 tsp matcha powder
1 oz Gin or Vodka
1/4 oz Dry vermouth
1/4 oz Cointreau
Combine ingredients in a shaker, shake, strain and serve straight up in a martini glass.
1 tsp ZenMatcha powder
1 ounce Godiva White Chocolate liquer
1 ounce vanilla vodka
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Shake well over ice and pour
Garnish with a mint leaf and cinnamon (can substitute cream and clear white chocolate liquer for Godiva liquer)
...Sip and lift off!
Citrus Matcha Martini
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
2 oz Ketel One citrus-infused vodka or other smooth vodka
1/2 oz Grand Marnier or favorite brandy or rum
Step #1 Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice & shake until chilled.
Step #2 Pour into a martini glass.
Step #3 Garnish with orange zest if you like.
Green Tea Ice Cream Martini
Green tea is known to be packed with health benefits, and green tea ice cream is a refreshing finish to any meal (or right out of the carton while watching a good movie). Charbay, a micro-distillery in Napa, has created Green Tea Vodka and George Senak, a bartender at Meadowood in Napa Valley's St. Helena, is shaking Charbay's Green Tea Vodka into his version of a Green Tea Ice Cream Martini, which is sure to be your cup of tea.
2 1/4 ounces Charbay Green Tea Vodka
1 1/2 ounces half and half
1/2 ounce vanilla-infused simple syrup
To make the syrup, slice a vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Put the bean and seeds, 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Reduce to medium-low heat and let simmer until the mixture has reduced by half and has the consistency of thin syrup. Pour through a fine mesh sieve into a small bowl and let cool.
Pour the ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, making sure the mixture is well combined and frothy, then pour into a chilled martini glass. To add color, sprinkle some matcha (powdered green tea leaves) on top.
We recommend using ZenMatcha Artisan or Mixing Grade for smoothies. See Product pages for more information.
Matcha Smoothie Recipe
1 teaspoon of ZenMatcha powder
1-2 cups of VANILLA SOY, RICE, ALMOND, MILK or combination
Shot of vanilla (if desired)
For Exotic Matcha fruit smoothies, add:
Pineapple, pear, papaya, mango, or kiwi
Put everything into blender and blend at high speed until thick, creamy and smooth!!
Cold Blended Matcha Banana Smoothie
In blender, mix 1 -2 teaspoons ZenMatcha powder with cold vanilla almond, soy, rice, or regular milk. Add ice cubes, 1/2 banana, sweetener to taste, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Can add extra vanilla flavoring of desired.
Naomi’s Favorite Matcha Smoothie
In blender, mix 1-2 teaspoons ZenMatcha powder with cold vanilla soy, almond, rice, or regular milk. Add 1 pear (peeled), 5 dates, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
…Blend and Bliss out!
When making blended matcha green tea drinks, adding vanilla ice cream or vanilla frozen yogurt creates a rich, delightful alternative!