It’s July! For me, that means time off, less time in front of a computer (oh the irony as I type this), and more time outdoors.
That means we get up in the morning, pack up food and sunscreen, and head off to the pool for the day. Michael spends his time in the water, while I mostly read or listen to podcasts.
It’s pretty freakin great.
This time of the year, I also tend to switch to drinking iced coffee (at least for my second coffee of the day), but I’m basically always looking for something cold and refreshing to take with us in the Corkcicle (which is even better this year, since I bought a strawcap for it).
I recently got a delivery of tea from Four O’Clock and was super impressed with their flavours. First of all, they’re organic and Canadian, so that always gets the thumbs up from me. I brought the Spicy Orange Rooibos to a gal’s meeting recently and it was so good that I was loathe to leave the package.
Sometimes you just want something beyond lemonade, or beyond iced tea, so I decided to mash them up together and make a Matcha Lemonade.
For this, I’m using the Organic Japanese Sencha Matcha, which I love. There’s a nuttiness to this tea that makes it one of my favourites.
It’s really simple to do; just brew up some tea, make it strong, and then shake it all together with lemonade ingredients. To make a big batch of this, just mix it all up beforehand in a pitcher so that it can get nice and cold in the fridge.
Here, I’m making a single serving.
- 1 bag matcha tea
- 1.5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup (click here to learn how to make it)