After all of the snow and the bitter coldness of the last few weeks, signs of Spring are popping up all around. And I don’t know about you, but it’s made me start thinking of cooling, refreshing drinks, and long evenings socialising with friends and family. For those of us who don’t drink, or who are often designated to drive, it’s nice to have a fancy, fun drink to get excited about, rather than just a lemonade or drop of cordial in some fizzy water.
So, this month’s box full of flower power teas from Leaves of the World inspired me to make this cooling, refreshing drink, using their brand new Elderflower Matcha, which will also give you a gentle boost of energy at any time of the day.
If you’ve read my previous posts on matcha, you’ll know all about the super antioxidant and energising properties it holds. It’s also packed with vitamins and is an absolute wonder drink.
It’s important to whisk matcha properly to make it smooth, so I’ve made a couple of YouTube videos (some of which contain a few bloopers) to show you how to do this when making your mocktail…
Ingredients (Serves 2-3)
1 teaspoon Leaves of the World Elderflower Matcha
Organic Pineapple Juice (drained from one tin of pineapple chunks)
Prepare one teaspoon of matcha and half fill your matcha bowl with hot water (allow boiling water to cool to approximately 75 degrees). Click on the image below to view my YouTube videos on Matcha whisking…
(If you don’t have a matcha bowl and whisk, use a dessert bowl and a hand whisk or electric whisk).
Using a side to side motion (not circular) as shown in my videos, whisk until frothy.
Drain the juice from a can of organic pineapple chunks into a jug or pitcher, and pour in the matcha.
Add a squirt of agave/fruit syrup to sweeten slightly.
Top with sparkling water to your taste.
Serve over ice, and perhaps with a slice of lemon.
I always use the freshest, organic ingredients to ensure the best flavour, and the least impact on the environment.
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Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful day.