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Green Iced tea made with matcha powder recipe?

javaandjazz Jun 2, 2012 08:50 AM

Has anyone tried making iced tea with matcha powder? I have been very curious to try it. Thanks!

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    HillJ RE: javaandjazz Jun 2, 2012 09:12 AM

    http://www.bonappetit.com/blogsandfor...
    java, BA magazine is going to save me from needing to type this out but this method is exactly what I do to make iced tea using matcha powder and to make matcha ice cubes. Enjoy!

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      javaandjazz RE: HillJ Jun 2, 2012 01:08 PM

      Thanks, do you sweeten yours with anything?

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        kattyeyes RE: javaandjazz Jun 2, 2012 01:56 PM

        I've sweetened regular matcha with honey. I bet it would be interesting with SCM (sweetened condensed milk) similar to a Thai iced tea or Vietnamese iced coffee. That is, if you LIKE SCM, as HillJ and I do. :)

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          HillJ RE: kattyeyes Jun 2, 2012 01:59 PM

          kattye, have you made the frozen thai pops yet? I just was thinking about it this morning.

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            kattyeyes RE: HillJ Jun 2, 2012 02:03 PM

            No, not yet--I still need to get pop molds! I do remember them, tho', and they sound so good!

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              HillJ RE: kattyeyes Jun 2, 2012 02:05 PM

              kattye-you can do them in small glasses or jars and stick in plastic knife in there mid-way. No need for molds really.

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                kattyeyes RE: HillJ Jun 2, 2012 02:07 PM

                Gotcha. I should get more creative about it when I have more room in the freezer. Thanks!

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            javaandjazz RE: kattyeyes Jun 2, 2012 02:31 PM

            by the way, I had a nice dinner at Typhoon last night and I liked their regular non milk iced tea.

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              kattyeyes RE: javaandjazz Jun 2, 2012 02:32 PM

              How do they do it, do you have any idea? Is it the orange-ish tea usually used for Thai iced?

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                javaandjazz RE: kattyeyes Jun 2, 2012 02:38 PM

                It had a slight smoky aftertaste and was very tasty.Don't know what they used but it was good. I wanted to tey the one with condensed milk but she said it was very sweet.

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                  kattyeyes RE: javaandjazz Jun 2, 2012 03:08 PM

                  I'll hafta try it next time--thanks!

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            HillJ RE: javaandjazz Jun 2, 2012 01:58 PM

            Actually for iced green tea I like a bit of fresh herbs like spearmint or sliced lime. But if you made a simple syrup it would work. In this particular tea I don't care for any cream/dairy or condensed milk, I save that for dark brews (tea or java).

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              kattyeyes RE: HillJ Jun 2, 2012 02:04 PM

              That's definitely the way to get the most out of it--and I love this idea since I have mint aplenty. I thought of the SCM because I had made matcha latte gelato and it was pretty tasty!

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                HillJ RE: kattyeyes Jun 2, 2012 02:05 PM

                matcha latte gelato? don't stop there! how interesting.

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                  kattyeyes RE: HillJ Jun 2, 2012 02:09 PM

                  Yes, I made a vanilla bean gelato and added matcha powder. I took some to a friend (who sells green tea ice cream in his restaurant) and he was so impressed I made it myself--it was the highest compliment I could imagine. :) Recipe is online if you have an ice cream maker and want to give it a whirl. I think you know how to find me. :)

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                    HillJ RE: kattyeyes Jun 2, 2012 02:25 PM

                    Good for you and yes, I'll have to go take a look over at katty's place!

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                      HillJ RE: kattyeyes Jun 4, 2012 02:33 PM

                      kattyeyes, you must give this Thai tea cake with SCM a try!
                      http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

                      so good!

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                        kattyeyes RE: HillJ Jun 4, 2012 02:43 PM

                        Oh, my! You've made it already? I must figure out where to get Thai tea leaves!

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                          HillJ RE: kattyeyes Jun 4, 2012 02:50 PM

                          I baked it this morning and it looks, smells and tastes delicious. I bought Thai tea at the Asian market and didn't strain out the bits. The sauce makes the cake!

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                            kattyeyes RE: HillJ Jun 4, 2012 03:01 PM

                            NOICE! Saving this one! :)

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            rtms RE: javaandjazz Jun 2, 2012 06:47 PM

            I mix matcha powder with lemonad powder for a refreshing change.

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              kattyeyes RE: rtms Jun 2, 2012 07:06 PM

              I remember seeing a matcha blended just as you described when I was searching for my first tin--I think it was "lemonatcha." :) Nice combo!

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                javaandjazz RE: rtms Jun 3, 2012 03:21 AM

                I have thought about doing the same thing.

              2. EWSflash RE: javaandjazz Jun 2, 2012 10:12 PM

                I like matcha so much I mix it up strong for iced tea and don't add anything to it. I make it by the gallon. I like gren tea ice cream, but otherwise I wouldn't dream of sweetening my iced matcha or adding anything to it. It's perfect, all by itself.

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