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Top 10 Green Tea Recipes

Best Green Tea Drinks & Foods


From green tea smoothies to matcha-dusted chocolate truffles to Japanese "tea soup," these are the top ten green tea recipes on About.com.

Iced Green Tea Latte Recipe

Iced Green Tea Latte
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This Matcha Green Tea Latte recipe can be prepared with milk or soymilk and can be spiked with rum for an unusual blended cocktail. It's a summery alternative to hot tea and a healthier alternative to most iced lattes.

If you like this recipe, be sure to also check out recipes for Tropical Matcha Lattes and Ginger Matcha Lattes.

Green Tea Cake Recipe

An image of green tea cake with sliced, fresh strawberries.
Lindsey Goodwin
This healthy green tea cake recipe can be made with Matcha or with any other type of powdered green tea (such as powdered Sencha or powdered Bancha). Serve it with sliced fresh fruit or buttercream icing and, of course, a pot of green tea.

Green Tea Vodka Recipe

An image of Green Tea Vodka and the Yuzu Sencha tealeaves used to infuse it.
Lindsey Goodwin

Green tea vodka can be sipped on its own or used as a base for tea cocktails. Either way, it's a slightly healthier way to consume liquor.

Strawberry Iced Green Tea Recipe

An image of Strawberry Sencha Fresca served in a Mason jar.
Marko Goodwin

This iced tea-inspired variation on agua fresca includes sencha Japanese green tea, lemon juice, fresh mint, honey and blended strawberries. Try it in the summer when the weather is hot and the strawberries are ripe.

If you like fruity green tea recipes, be sure to also try this quick, easy Green Tea Lemonade Recipe.

Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

An image of a Matcha Green Tea Smooothie made with banana and coconut milk.
Marko Goodwin
This tea smoothie recipe is healthy and easy to make thanks to its most flavorful ingredient -- powdered matcha green tea. If you're new to green tea, try a Berry Green Tea Smoothie, Honeydew Green Tea Smoothie or Green Tea Fruit Smoothie instead.

Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Truffles Recipe

An image of Matcha Coconut Macaroons
Lindsey Goodwin

This decadent recipe for green tea chocolate truffles is made with matcha powder and white chocolate.

If you like green tea sweets, you might also enjoy Matcha Green Tea Macaroons (pictured here), Green Tea Mousse and Matcha Kanten Shiratama.

Green Tea Petits Fours Recipe

This green tea cake recipe uses powdered green tea as a spice in a classic afternoon tea food, the petit four.

Other baked green tea recipes worth trying include ones for Green Tea Sponge Cake, Green Tea Pound Cake, Matcha Cupcakes and Matcha Green Tea Cookies.

Green Tea & Sake Punch Recipe

Japanese Sake Tea Punch
Lindsey Goodwin

This tea punch recipe blends Japanese sake, Japanese kukicha green tea, cucumber and fresh mint into one refreshing, alcoholic green tea drink.

For a similar, but non-alcoholic, version of this drink, try this Cucumber-Mint Green Tea Recipe.

Moroccan Mint Green Tea Recipe

Classic Moroccan Mint green tea is a blend of Gunpowder Green Tea (usually from China) and spearmint leaves. It's usually served hot and sweet, but it also makes a great iced or unsweetened tea.

Japanese Green Tea Rice Soup Recipe

An image of "ochazuke," or Japanese green tea rice, with salmon and seaweed.
Marko Goodwin
Leftover rice and Japanese sencha green tea are the basis of this easily adaptable "tea soup" recipe, which can be made with vegetables, salmon, soy sauce and other ingredients.
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