this watermelon matcha is perfect for hot summer afternoons, when you need a caffeine nudge and plenty of fruity refreshment.
we were spoiled at work last year, and got summer fridays for 3 ½ months. we were blissfully off at 2pm every friday from memorial day until labor day, free to soak up extra summer rays, check out new matcha cafes and be our best selves. well, we're not getting that this year, and we're all a little sad about it.
so if you and your co-workers (or you and whatever company, or just you) are struggling with afternoon friday moping/idleness, surprise them/yourself with watermelon matcha! i'm betting your office doesn't stock watermelon or matcha (mine doesn't at least), but once you bring those in, you can use the hot water and ice at work. blend up the watermelon (you could just crush it really well with the back of a fork), dissolve the matcha in hot water, layer the two with ice, and voila! no need to spend $6+ on milk tea, or braving a long, hot wait.
the bitter matcha gets tempered by the sweet watermelon, and chilled down, it's the perfect thing to sip at your desk during a slow afternoon dreaming you brought midori matcha's (definitely recommend their hojicha granita if you're a milkshake mood) version to the beach instead.
- ½ T matcha powder
- 1 cup watermelon puree
Whisk the matcha into ½ cup hot water until the matcha is dissolved. Cool completely.
While you’re waiting for the matcha to cool, place the watermelon puree in the freezer.
Place a few ice cubes in a glass. Add the watermelon puree. Give the matcha a few stirs to re-combine any settled powder, then pour over the watermelon. Serve immediately.