matcha mate iced tea latte
This refreshing recipe is brought to you by Kayleigh Kosmas of Oh Honey! She writes:
Stash’s Stash Organic Matcha Mate is one of those teas. When they came out with this tea – a smooth blend of Japanese matcha, green tea and yerba mate – earlier this year I liked it hot, but knew I’d love it cold come summer. It’s a nice, strong tea for early mornings and lazy afternoons when I need a little caffeine boost, but without the bitter flavor that sometimes accompanies robust teas. I’ve enjoyed it on its own several times, but I think the matcha and mate flavors are at their best in slightly sweetened latte form. I brew the tea hot and strong, then pour it over ice with a generous drizzle of honey and a splash of cold almond milk, resulting in a silky and immensely sippable tea latte that’s made for hot days. The distinct tea flavors come through and, if you ask me, they’re actually made stronger by the dash of sweetness in the latte.
Makes two 12 oz drinks
2 tea bags Stash Organic Matcha Mate
16 ounces water
1/2 cup almond milk
2-4 tablespoons honey
Bring the water to a boil and brew the tea for about 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Allow tea to cool for 5 minutes before proceeding.
Add a few ice cubes to each glass, along with 1-2 tablespoons honey to each for sweetness.
Pour the hot tea over the ice and stir immediately to dissolve the honey. Pour the almond milk into the tea and stir again.