WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR ICED MATCHA DRINKS CUSTOMERS WILL REQUEST?
When serving matcha at your business, most of your iced drink requests will be for iced matcha lattes (80%+) and the remainder will be for iced matcha teas & iced Green Eyes (matcha + milk + espresso). Luckily, iced matcha drinks are easy to make using hot water and a whisk in a round bowl, and are especially easy to make in the shaker bottle with room temperature or cold water.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE AN ICED MATCHA LATTE?
Grab a cup for iced drinks (usually 16oz) and add the same amount of ice as you would for an espresso-based latte. Pour the milk of choice over the ice (about 80% full with just enough room for the shot on top), then pour the matcha shot directly over the top so that it cascades down creating a beautiful display of white and green. Top with vanilla, cinnamon, lavender, white chocolate, or turmeric for new delicious created to try.
YOUR MATCHA IS UNSWEETENED - WHEN SHOULD WE ADD SWEETENERS WHEN CUSTOMERS ASK?
When adding a sweetener to iced matcha drinks, mix the sweetener into the matcha shot or the milk in the beginning, that way you won’t need to pour clumpy honey/agave on top of your iced drink.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE MANY MATCHA LATTES AT ONCE?
To make multiple matcha lattes at once, make a matcha shot & pour a cup of iced milk (milk preferences of customers will vary) for each latte required. Pour a Tenzo matcha shot over the top of each cup of iced milk. You can confidently make and pour many matcha shots at once using Tenzo Matcha Shaker Bottles. There is an agitator in the bottom that mixes matcha easily and measurements up the side to ensure consistency with each drink.
HOW CAN WE MAKE MANY MATCHA TEA AT ONCE?
For iced teas, get a cup full of ice, add water (about 80% full with just enough room for the matcha shot on top) then pour the matcha shot directly over the top so that it bleeds down into the water. It should distribute quite evenly on its own, but sometimes you’ll want to give it a quick swirl after putting the lid on.
CAN WE MAKE OTHER DRINKS BY ADDING MATCHA SHOTS TO THEM?
This same process works perfectly when adding matcha shots to almost any iced beverage. Take a matcha lemonade, for example: grab a cup for iced-drinks, add ice, then lemonade to about 80%, then add the matcha shot over the top and give it a swirl to finish it off.
HOW DO YOU MAKE AN ICED GREEN EYE AND MAKE IT LOOK AWESOME?
(Instagram-ability is a real thing these days)
When making an iced Green Eye look pretty (matcha latte with an added espresso shot), you’ll need a clear glass or plastic to-go cup. Add ice first almost all the way to the top. Next, prep the ingredients: mix matcha shot, pull espresso shot and make sure your milk of choice is ready to pour. As you pour, it is important to make sure to separate the espresso (brown) and matcha (green) with milk (white) in between. There’s a little controversy with this next part, so let me explain… We like to start with espresso first, then add milk, then pour the matcha shot on top. You can also start by pouring the matcha shot first, then add milk, then espresso on top, but remember: both options work, the main goal is to separate the green matcha and brown espresso with white milk so when they bleed together it looks awesome. The coffee fanatics will tell you the espresso gets shocked when hitting the cold ice and loses its proper flavor. They recommend adding milk first or matcha first. But, if you add milk first, then espresso, then matcha, it makes everything mix together and will look muddy, losing its Instagram-ability. If you add matcha first, it will immediately settle on the bottom and will be hard to mix in later. This makes it difficult to enjoy the drink after the photo & also doesn’t look as good as having the bright green matcha on top (in our opinion). So, pick your poison if you’re going for Instagrammability - the flavor and efficacy of the drink will be there, either way! Pro tip: Pour each ingredient slowly, and keep your pouring hand close to the top of the cup so the separate ingredients don’t mix together completely.