Cold Brew Matcha Tea

Cold brew matcha is one of those drinks that I really enjoy on a hot summer’s day. It’s a quick and convenient way to make matcha tea – it doesn’t take as long as regular matcha tea and it’s easy to make. If you’ve ever been curious about matcha tea, but felt a little intimidated by the process, you can try cold brew.

Cold brew matcha being poured from a bottle into a glass with ice.
Refreshing cold brew matcha.

Matcha is a form of powdered green tea leaves. Traditionally, you prepare matcha tea by scooping it into a cup, adding hot water, and whisking until there is no powder left on the sides or bottom of the cup.

However, there is an easier way! Just like cold brew coffee, cold brew matcha can be prepared using cold water instead of hot. It is very simple to prepare, and unlike cold brew coffee doesn’t take 12 hours to make!

What do you need to prepare cold brew matcha?

A jar or bottle. To make cold brew matcha at home, all you need is a jar or a bottle with a secure lid. If you want to get fancy you can use a smoothie jar that has a wire ball whisk inside it which will help with mixing, but it is totally not necessary if you don’t happen to have one at home.

A small sieve. If you don’t have a bottle with a whisk ball, then you will want to sieve the match powder to ensure that there are no clumps in the powder before making this recipe.

Matcha powder. You also need a good quality matcha powder. Don’t skimp on quality as you can really taste the difference with a simple brewed tea.

Cold water or milk. You can make this recipe with either cold water or cold milk. You can use dairy or the plant-based milk of your choice.

Cold brew matcha recipe card

Cold brew matcha being poured from a bottle into a glass with ice.
Yield: 1 cup

Cold Brew Matcha Tea

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

How to make cold brew matcha tea.


  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 cup cold water or milk


  1. Sift 1 teaspoon of matcha tea.
  2. Pour 1 cup of cold water into a glass jar or bottle.
  3. Add the sifted matcha to the bottle, cap it, and shake it for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  4. Add ice cubes to a small glass cup.
  5. Pour the shaken matcha over ice and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 8g

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