Updated: Jun 18
Backyard season is here and no backyard party is complete without a pretty pitcher of tea to welcome your guest when they arrive. Greeting your guests with a cold glass of refreshing tea adds a special touch of southern charm and hospitality to your party, but not just any ole tea will do. Ditch the Lipton and wow your guest with Matcha Pineapple Refresher that's so easy to make.
All you'll need:
I like to use Buddha Teas. It's fresh, pure, organic and sustainable wild harvested ingredients maintain their natural purity in every tea. I love the variety of teas that they have and their website lists all the benefits of each tea and instructions on water temp and how long to steep your tea.
(Scroll to the end to see example)
It's just a great tea and the box has a flip top cap that I love!
For the tea:
1 box of Buddha teas - Matcha tea
No waste here so you'll be using that
-Strained pineapple pulp from your pineapple juice &
-1/8 cup sugar
-1/2 teaspoon of Buddha Matcha powder
This recipe will make two 60 oz pitchers of iced tea refresher.
-In a large pitcher or 2 small ones steep all your bags of tea for about 5 -10 minutes
- Let the tea cool on it's own.
(I prefer not to cool down the tea with ice because it waters it down. Save the ice for the glass when it's time to be served).
- while the tea is cooling individually pick off the stems/fronds from the top of the pineapple wash them well because you'll be using those fronds as garnishes.
- cut up the pineapple and place the cubes into a blender
- pour in some of your cooled tea into the blender just enough to get your blender going.
Blend up the juice and strain it
(Remember to save that pulp)
If your tea isn't cool yet, add just a little bit of ice to bring it to room temp and mix in the pineapple juice.
That's it. It's that simple!!!
Are you ready to serve?
Mix the sugar and matcha together on a flat plate
Dip your glass into the pineapple pulp and then dip the cup in to the sugar matcha mixture.
Fill your cup with lots of ice, pour in the tea, top it off with a little extra pineapple pulp on the top, and garnish with a frond. Enjoy!
It's best not to serve this drink with a straw because you really want to taste that
Sugary matcha rim.
This tea is meant to be refreshing so I don't add any sugar to it, if you prefer it sweetened you can add sugar as needed but try it without sugar first and see how you like it. I think you'll find that the sugared rim and sweetness from the pineapple is plenty.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Here's a little info on Buddha Teas Matcha
I hope you find it as helpful as I did.