Mint Matcha Green Tea Recipe | picklesnhoney.com #tea #matcha #greentea

Mint Matcha Green Tea

Mint Matcha Green Tea Recipe | picklesnhoney.com #tea #matcha #greentea

In addition to making it a point to eat more greens, I’ve also been drinking more greens. I first tried matcha a few years ago and to be honest, it was far from love at first sip. I wanted to like it but I just couldn’t get past the earthy, almost dirt-like flavor. It turns out I was drinking cheap-o matcha instead of the vibrant, high quality powdered green tea. With matcha, it really is important to splurge a little on the premium organic and ceremonial grades.

I love tea year-round and especially during the winter. Sometimes a hot mug of tea keeping my hands warm is actually my motivation to get outside instead of hibernating under a blanket. Also motivation? When that mug gets replaced with a beautiful glass travel bottle.

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I was recently introduced to sustainable lifestyle brand, Full Circle, and their Tea Time bottle. I’m currently coveting all of their thoughtfully-designed home products, but this Tea Time bottle deserves special mention. There’s a nifty strainer on the bottom that holds bagged or loose tea, sugar, lemon, or mint. It’s also BPA-free, with an eco-friendly cork sleeve and a twist-to-lock lid that makes it simple for even the clumsiest of us not to spill hot tea on ourselves.

For today’s mint matcha green tea recipe, I added some loose-leaf green tea, good quality matcha powder, and a little cane sugar to the strainer, and then a handful of fresh mint to the glass bottle (you could add it to the strainer but I like seeing fresh mint leaves in my tea). The result is a strong, minty green tea that makes me peppy enough to brave the Boston winter and give our dogs their daily walk, with easy one-handed drinking that keeps my fingers toasty.

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The Giveaway has ended.

Full Circle is generously giving away a Tea Time bottle to one lucky P&H reader! To enter, simply visit their website and leave a comment on this post letting me know which color you’d most like to win, along with what kind of tea you’re loving right now.

I’ll randomly choose a winner on Friday, February 3rd at 12pm ET. Please note that the giveaway is open to US residents. Good luck!


Thank you to Full Circle for sponsoring this post! Their beautiful and sustainable home products can be purchased directly from the Full Circle website.

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Mint Matcha Green Tea

Mint Matcha Green Tea Recipe | picklesnhoney.com #tea #matcha #greentea

Mint Matcha Green Tea

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 2 cups


Prep Time: 5 mins

A simple mint matcha green tea, or mint double green tea (since matcha IS green tea!). I love the addition of fresh mint to balance the earthy green tea. Bonus: the matcha provides a more mellow dose of caffeine than coffee.

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Mint Matcha Green Tea

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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons loose-leaf green tea
  • small handful fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • preferred sweetener to taste (optional)
  • 2 cups boiling hot water

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 mins

A simple mint matcha green tea, or mint double green tea (since matcha IS green tea!). I love the addition of fresh mint to balance the earthy green tea. Bonus: the matcha provides a more mellow dose of caffeine than coffee.

Instructions

  • Untwist the bottom cap of the Tea Time Bottle. Add the green tea and mint to the built-in strainer. Close the bottom cap securely.
  • Flip the bottle and add the matcha powder and sweetener (if using), followed by the hot water. Close the top cap and shake gently to combine.
  • Twist the cap 60° until you hear it click, then drink from any side.

Notes [1]

It’s important to buy the best quality matcha within your budget (since not all matcha is created equal!). I like Pure Matcha Organic Ceremonial Grade because it’s higher quality but not too expensive.

Copyright © 2019 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. Janet L says

    I think my favorite is the Nordic bottle. I love the little extra decoration on the cork. I have been coffee free for over 7 years now! In it’s place, I’ve been drinking just plain, organic green tea. Luckily, after all these years it’s still my go to first thing in the morning and hence my favorite.

  2. Joy Denham says

    I like the Earl Gray color! I’m loving any tea that’s calming right now for bedtime!

  3. Stefani Akins says

    I love mint, and I love matcha, so I’m definitely going to make this!
    The bottles are snazzy. If I win, I’d love the Elderberry one – very elegant.

  4. Erica Marie says

    First of all, I just purchased Matcha for the first time today (and luckily I did buy organic) so when I saw this recipe I was stoked. I’m going to try it tonight. And Second, I would LOVE to win the white bottle. Thanks again for an awesome post. Love reading your blog! xox Erica

  5. Laila says

    Great product! I like the Earl Gray

  6. This is such a great giveaway! Something I’ll actually use! Earl Grey Color, and Earl Grey or Mint Tea are my favorites!

  7. Gail S. says

    I faithfully drink matcha tea every day. What a great idea to add mint!
    Oolong tea is another favorite of mine. I love the pretty Nordic bottle.
    Thanks for all your wonderful posts!

  8. Cadry says

    What a pretty bottle! I’d go with elderberry.

  9. Nichole says

    Lately, I find myself drinking a lot of licorice root tea. Mildly sweet & so soothing for the throat. Love the Nordic bottle!

  10. manda says
  11. Jackie says

    I’m so sad, I haven’t gotten to try matcha yet! I can’t find it anywhere near me and any I find online are too expensive or not good quality.
    Right now I’m loving any kind of white tea, but I will always be an oolong lover 🙂
    Those are awesome bottles! I’ve never seen them before. I’m torn between Elderberry or Nordic as my fav. Elderberry is so pretty but I love the design on the Nordic….I’d probably go for Nordic 🙂

  12. Robbin says

    White snowflake on cork is my favorite. Love most teas…especially green.

  13. Sophia says

    I love the Elderberry color! As for teas, I used to be mostly into fruity teas, but lately I’m enjoying more herb-y and root-y teas, like mint, ginger, and turmeric.

  14. Lucy says

    What a beautiful tea bottle! Right now my favorite tea is chai. I would love to win the white “earl grey” bottle. Thank you!

  15. Nina says

    Absolutely stunning photos, Amanda and Aaron. You managed to make green tea look positively dreamy. I’ve been sipping a ginger turmeric tea recently and I would pick the snowy Nordic bottle. <3

  16. Melissa says

    I love the sencha green option. I’m a fan of herbal teas, and I just recently tried some fancy amaretto vanilla rooibos at a friend’s house. I’m gonna have to get my hands on some of my own.

  17. Yael says

    Definitely Elderberry. I always pick purple!

    Right now I start my work day with either lemon-ginger or green tea with mint.

  18. Rachel Brown says

    I have been drinking a lot of mint tea, so I am definitely going to try this recipe to spice up my usual tea!! I love the sencha green!!

  19. Senna Kory says

    I like Ginger Lemongrass tea, and I like the Nordic!

  20. Kate says

    I’ve been really into moroccan mint tea lately, with a little non-dairy coffee creamer (I use your recipe actually!) and coconut sugar. I would love to win the earl gray tea bottle!

  21. Caroline says

    This giveaway is awesome! I drink black tea every morning and I’d love to drink it from the sencha green bottle. Thank you for offering this!

  22. Suz says

    I’m the biggest tea drinker…it’s too hard to pick a favorite! Irish breakfast is my morning tea and then I usually switch to green or mint later in the day. That Nordic tea time bottle is too pretty. <3

  23. Earl Gray. I’ve been really into a loose tea at a local store nearby that is a mixture supposed to help with clarity and balance. I touch of honey and my day is off to a great start!

  24. Sandy says

    Wow that’s some beautiful matcha! I’ve only ever tried it in a latte but it was good! Right now I’m drinking a lot of jasmine green tea with honey (good for the throat). I’d really like to have the earl grey bottle. 🙂

  25. Rachel says

    Earl gray is my absolute favorite tea because of the bergamot. I drink it hot in winter and iced in summer. I really like the Nordic pattern!

  26. I like the elderberry color and I’ve been loving mostly Chai Tea-Tazo.

  27. Allegra says

    This looks devine! Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find Matcha anywhere that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg 🙁 maybe I should try online. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!! If I won Id like the Nordic pattern 🙂 xx

  28. OMGosh this is SO gorgeous I can’t even handle it!

    I love the elderberry (shocker, I know) and am currently binging on lemon ginger tea. Need to start doing turmeric chai though. Gimme all the anti-inflammatories!

  29. Traci says

    Thank you so much for this give away, how thoughtful.
    I have always been a hot tea drinker, even in the summer, so this is amazing.
    Having just gone through my first bought of the flu, l lived for tea, it saved me.
    I’d love the pretty Nordic.

    Thank you,
    Traci

    1. Congrats, Traci! You won the Tea Time bottle giveaway! Send me an email (amanda@picklesnhoney.com) with your mailing address and I’ll forward it along to the brand. 🙂

      1. Traci says

        Ohhhhhhh thank you so much Amanda, I’m so excited!!!! I can’t wait to try it– I’ve always loved hot tea and I’ve been drinking so much more tea since I’ve been sick, this is just awesome!

        Thank you!!!!
        Traci

  30. Kelsey says

    I love the elderberry color! I’ve been big into chocolate peppermint black tea lately 🙂

  31. Dawn says

    Earl Grey which also happens to me my tea of choice at the moment. Thanks for the opportunity!

  32. Claudia Rodriguez says

    I’m really liking the Nordic color; the bottle looks really nice. Lately I’ve been drinking Earl Gray-black tea with some almond milk added. I know it has quite of caffeine in it and I only ever drink it when I’m feelings really tired and could an extra boost. Besides that, I usually drink green tea with some pineapple or lemon juice added. Love your recipes as always by the way. And thank you for doing this giveaway.

  33. Tanya says

    After reading this article, I have started to begin my day with a cup of matcha tea. Thanks much for sharing.

  34. Colleen says

    Pukka ‘relax’ in the evening. We also do ground herbs from our acupuncturist, so making them to go would really help! Earl Grey is my pick. Tx for another great recipe!

  35. Abby says

    The nordic white. So pretty! What a fun and useful bottle.

  36. Carla says

    I would love The Elderberry color can not wait to get my new bottle..Excited to drink the green matcha tea..

  37. Jennifer says

    I am in love with the nordic style.

  38. Jo says

    The Earl Grey color is nice. And if I have to choose, probably just some loose leaf green tea. Can’t make it out of school alive without some! Also, that mint tea concoction looks stunning.

  39. emily says

    Looks so awesome! I would love the elderberry one 🙂

  40. Michelle P says

    I am loving lemon ginger tea right now. I like the elderberry color of the bottle.

  41. Sara says

    I am loving milk oolong tea right now. I would love to win the elderberry colored bottle.

  42. Carolsue says

    I like Elderberry the most. Thanks.

  43. Catherine says

    I actually just invested in a higher quality matcha tea and LOVE it! I will definitely have to try this recipe out. I like all of the colors, but my favorite is the Nordic. I appreciate the extra detail on the cork!

    Excited to try this!

  44. Katherine says

    How have I not heard of Full Circle? I LOVE their stuff! I would be very happy to have the Nordic bottle for my morning black tea ritual. Thanks Amanda and Aaron!

  45. Brittany says

    Love the elderberry and the Nordic! Right now I’m drinking lots of peppermint tea to stay healthy and hydrated!

  46. Shani says

    i like the nordic with the extra design

  47. Nicollette says

    These are all beautiful, but I love the elderberry model best. The winter landscape requires a little color.

  48. Lee says

    The earl gray is nice. I’ve been drinking peppermint tea this winter, but lemon ginger is a close second.

  49. M. Wilde says

    I love matcha and mint, but can’t afford the good stuff! I’ve been loving my forever favorite, earl grey, as well as a tulsi lemon ginger tea lately. The sencha green is my favorite bottle, but I really like them all 🙂

  50. Sarah says

    I love matcha and mint together! The earl gray bottle is my pick!

  51. Cait says

    This is such a great giveaway Amanda! I drink a ton of tea and recently your chamomile tea latte recipe has been my dessert at the end of the day. 🙂 I really like the Nordic pattern. Thank you for everything you guys do! I love love love your blog.

  52. Christine says

    Ooh, love the earl gray! I’m drawn to simple colors so I think i’d be a good fit for me.

  53. Sharon Yeh says

    Love the Nordic bottle. Have been drinking green tea for years.

  54. Jackie says

    I made your mint matcha recipe yesterday and it was delicious! I used coconut sugar to sweeten it and really enjoyed the fresh mint. Now all I need is this gorgeous bottle (in Nordic, please!). 😉

  55. Beth says

    I NEED this tea bottle!! I am the biggest tea fanatic. I have a collection so it’s hard to say what I drink the most of. I’d pick the sencha green bottle!

  56. Rachel says

    The prettiest green tea I’ve ever seen… {swoon}. Thank you for introducing me to Full Circle. My hubby and I just moved into our first home and I know where we’ll be buying a lot of kitchen and cleaning things! 😉 I am a chai tea lover and would choose the earl gray bottle, just like yours!

  57. Katherine R. says

    What a beautiful tea recipe. I am new to matcha and currently drink a lot of mint green tea, so this is a perfect recipe for me to try. I love the Tea time bottle, especially the elderberry.

  58. Sharlene says

    Black tea and earl gray, please!

  59. Elizabeth says

    Who knew matcha could look so pretty? That green color is perfection! I have a water bottle already but I would love a tea bottle. What a brilliant product!

    1. Elizabeth says

      Forgot to mention that I would pick the elderberry color. 🙂

  60. Lydia Claire says

    I really like the Elderberry color, so pretty!

  61. Corrine says

    It’s hard to decide between Earl Grey and Elderberry. =)

  62. Kristi says

    I share your experience with matcha; I first tried a rather low quality matcha and wasn’t impressed at all. Now that we have invested in a good quality matcha, I find it makes an exciting flavour addition to our day.
    I am a big tea lover! My recent discovery is Cha Cha – a blend of peppermint, camomile, and lemongrass. It is a wonderful combination, peppermint gives a nice balance and kick to sweet camomile and lemongrass. Cha Cha is my afternoon-to-evening tea, perfect companion for a book before bed.
    When it comes to Full Circle bottles, then I’d love to win the Elderberry bottle.

  63. Rachel Z says

    I love the Earl Grey, classic and chic. The tea I am loving most right now is lavender ginseng to de-stress! Thank you!

  64. Maddie says

    Gah, I just love this tea bottle! I’ve been drinking a homemade ginger turmeric tea most days with a little maple syrup for sweetness. I would love to have the earl gray bottle! Thanks Amanda!

  65. Barbara says

    I like Irish Breakfast tea in the morning when I don’t have coffee. The elderberry bottle is my favorite!

  66. Nelia says

    I love chai tea with soy or almond milk. It’s hard to choose a color, but I’d go with Elderberry. Thanks for the give away 🙂

  67. Casey says

    I love the Nordic one! And this tea looks amazing!

  68. Danielle M says

    The Elderberry color is beautiful! I’ve really been into lavender tea lately. Thank you for this opportunity!!

  69. marion drewry says

    any kind of green tea and love the elderberry color!

  70. naomi pine says

    I love matcha iced in the summer. I use a traditional bamboo whisk and it makes all the difference. Earl grey is the best colour. I am currently drinking peach,manuka and rosemary tea from waitrose.

  71. Cristina Piergentili says

    I’ve been in tea mode all winter! I love the Earl Grey version of this travel mug 🙂

  72. Veronica says

    Definitely the sencha green. Right now, I drink a lot of a green tea that has some mysterious hint of melon. Very refreshing!

  73. Steve says

    Great recipe! I like the Earl Gray bottle a lot.

  74. Noel says

    Count me in! I drink probably four mugs of tea a day. 🙂 Mostly herbal, but green or chai in the morning to wake up. I like the Nordic bottle best!

  75. Vanessa says

    I drink lots of green tea with lemon. I’d like to win the purple elderberry bottle. Thanks!

  76. Thecla says

    I’ve read quiet a bit about how healthy infused water is… great post! I’m sure mint would give an awesome flavour to water!

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