Try this lightly sweetened Iced Cucumber Lemon Matcha to truly understand all hype behind Matcha.

Other than a spoonful of sugar, our recipe for Iced Lemon Cucumber Matcha calls for few added calories. It also seems perfect for that midday caffeine boost, just when you need it!

Serving Size: 12 fl oz; Makes 1 serving


3/4 teaspoon unsweetened matcha powder
9 fluid ounces warm water
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons water
2 English cucumber ribbons (see step 3)
3 tablespoons lemon juice


Whisk matcha powder into warm water until dissolved. Chill.
Make a simple syrup by combining sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons water in a pot. Bring mixture to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill mixture.
To make cucumber ribbons, cut cucumber in half width wise. Use a mandolin or vegetable peeler slice ribbons lengthwise.
Combine matcha tea mixture, simple syrup, and lemon juice and pour over ice. Garnish with cucumber slices.

Nutrition information per serving: 80 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 10 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrates, 20 g sugar, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein