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Coconut Ginger Matcha Iced Tea

Friends! 

It’s early morning as I type this, and I’m in bed with my laptop and the cat on one side and cup of coffee on the other. 

No stories today. No origins or inspirations. 

You see, I’m tired. 

For me, January to July is a marathon. In that space of time, I teach 6 classes, and at the same time, I write and schedule hundreds of blog posts, tweets, Instagrams, Facebook posts, and then there’s the YouTube videos to film and publish. 

Coconut Ginger Matcha Iced Tea

It’s time for a rest. 

I had this one last YouTube video that I published last week, so I’m sharing it with you today, and then I’m off to have some adventures (which, if I’m being honest, I will probably record and document and publish, because adventures = inspiration). 

So, today’s recipe is a simple but super refreshing summer drink. It’s an iced tea inspired by the flavour of coconut. 

If you love coconut water, you’ll love this recipe. It dances with flavours of coconut and ginger, perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. 

Catch you on the flip-side! 

Coconut Ginger Matcha Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 Coconut Ginger Matcha tea bag (from Four o’clock Tea)
  • simple syrup to sweeten to taste
  • coconut water
  • ice

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Matcha Lemonade

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. 

Our favourite summer activity in the summer is to ride our bikes to our local public pool. We’re lucky enough, and grateful to live just a short bike ride from all this: 

 

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. 

Matcha Lemonade

 

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. 

Matcha Lemonade

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