Iced Matcha And Dandelion Tea Latte

By Carol Dudar, Recipes & Food Styling

Photos By Above the Salt

glass with garnish against it

Matcha is long known for it’s detoxing health benefits, as well as being a delicious drink.  For a new twist on a green tea match latte, try serving it up with coconut and dandelion. (serves 4)

  • 3 tsp (10 ml) matcha powder
  • 3 C (750 ml) coconut water
  • 1 C (250 ml) gently boiled water
  • 1 C (250 ml) coconut milk (Tetra Pak)
  • 1/2 C (125 ml) dried dandelion flowers (available at health food stores)

Wash dandelion flowers, place in a medium bowl, and pour boiling water over flowers. Set aside for 3-4 hours or overnight. After steeping, strain the dandelions from the liquid. Add the matcha, coconut water, dandelion tea and coconut milk to blender and blend well for 2-3 min, then chill.

Drink can be kept in the fridge for 4-5 days. Blend again before serving. Serve over ice.

*note: can also use 1 C fresh dandelion flowers with no pesticides

For a more celebratory look here is an optional garnish to do before filling the glass: 1 tbsp (15 ml) matcha powder