Frothy Iced Matcha Green Tea Recipe

Vicky Wasik

Why It Works

  • We tested multiple mixing methods, including a traditional bamboo matcha whisk, an immersion blender, and vigorous shaking, to determine which makes the frothiest cup.
  • A ratio of 2 teaspoons matcha to 8 ounces water produces a light, refreshing, yet flavorful cup (though, of course, you can change it to your taste).

Iced matcha green tea is a refreshing summer beverage, but it's best when there's a nice frothy head on the brew. We tested multiple mixing methods to find the one that produces the most ample and stable foam.

Recipe Facts

Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Makes: 1 cup

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  • 2 teaspoons (6g) Japanese matcha green tea (see note)
  • 8 ounces (235ml) cold water


  1. In a cocktail shaker or sealable plastic container, combine matcha and water, seal tightly, then shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Pour into a bowl or large mug with ice and serve.


Japanese matcha tea is a talc-like powder made from finely ground green tea leaves; it comes in many grades and quality levels, with prices to match. Choose the most affordable one you can find that you like for this casual-drinking application. We settled on a ratio of 2 teaspoons matcha per 8 ounces of water, but feel free to adjust for a stronger or lighter result, depending on your taste. (Note, though, that the less tea you use, the more difficult it will be to form a stable foam.)

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