matcha brownies

Matcha Brownies

If you love matcha and delicious desserts, then you have come to the right place! Picture this: You just had a long day at work, but instead of reaching for that bag of chips in the pantry, you choose something much better - homemade healthy Matcha Brownies. What could be more perfect? Imagine the velvety soft texture combined with subtle notes of earthy green tea goodness and finished with a drizzle of melted chocolate...mmm mmm good! Whether you are already a lover of matcha or someone completely new to it, this is one dessert treat that will not disappoint. Keep reading for my tried-and-true recipe – let's get baking!

What are Matcha Brownies?

Matcha brownies are a delicious twist on the classic chocolate brownie. They are made with matcha green tea powder, which adds a unique flavor and also provides some health benefits. These brownies have a rich but subtle sweetness thanks to the natural sweetness of the matcha. The texture is slightly dense than regular brownies, but still deliciously soft and moist. Matcha brownies are perfect for baking enthusiasts who want to add an extra bit of flavor to their desserts.

When can I have a Matcha Brownie?

Matcha brownies are a delicious treat any time of day. Whether you are looking for a sweet snack to enjoy as part of your morning routine, or something special to finish off dinner, matcha brownies are sure to satisfy you. They can be enjoyed as a snack on their own or served alongside your favorite tea. Matcha brownies make an excellent after-dinner dessert and can also be shared with friends and family at gatherings and celebrations.

How to make Matcha Brownies

We are going to show you a delicious Matcha Brownies recipe that will tantalize both your taste buds and positively swirl throughout your entire being when consumed- all without giving up any health benefits from eating "the real deal" matcha! So grab those ingredients, put on an apron and let us transport you in the delightful world of Matcha Brownie Bliss!

You will need the following ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons Shade Matcha green tea powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • A pinch of vanilla extract.
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 Celsius). Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients in one bowl: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 2/3 cup white granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 3 tablespoons Shade Matcha green tea powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. 
  3. In another bowl whisk together the 4 tablespoons of melted butter or coconut oil, 2 eggs, and a pinch of vanilla extract until combined. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. Do not overmix! Pour the batter into your prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula or spoon. 
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the brownie. 
  6. Allow to cool before cutting into pieces and serving. 
  7. Cut in portions and enjoy your Matcha Brownies!

Make sure you get the best Matcha green tea powder for your recipes today!

Matcha Green Tea is becoming an increasingly popular ingredient in recipes, and with the help of Shade Matcha, you can be sure you're getting just what you need. Whether your recipe calls for a bit of flavor, a boost of energy, or just something special, Shade Matcha has that extra something that will take your tea to the next level! 

So if it's top quality Matcha green tea powder that you're after for all sorts of recipes, do yourself a favor and look in our stock. Don't just settle for ordinary tea: get something extraordinary today! Make the smart move and choose Shade Matcha—your recipe will thank you later.

April 24, 2023 — Paige Rife
Homemade green tea frappe

Matcha Frappuccino

Do you love matcha but find yourself lacking creative ideas when it comes to using this delicious powder? We've got just the solution with our Matcha Frappuccino recipe. It's a tantalizing blend of creamy matcha perfect for those moments when you're craving something indulgent - without blowing your diet! Not only is this energizing treat seriously delicious, it's also an easy way to get all the goodness of matcha in one yummy sip. So sit back, relax and keep reading as we explain everything you need to whip up your very own Matcha Frappuccino!

What is Matcha Frappuccino?

Matcha Frappuccino is a popular Starbucks beverage that combines the smooth and decadent texture of a frappuccino with the refreshing flavor of matcha green tea. Starbucks Matcha Frapuccino is made with a delicious blend of cold milk, matcha green tea powder, and ice, all topped off with some whipped cream for an extra bit of sweetness. The result is a creamy and refreshing drink that’s perfect for snacking on hot summer days.

Why drinking Matcha Frappuccino?

Drinking a Matcha Frappuccino is the perfect way to start your day! Matcha has been known for centuries for its health benefits, including providing an energy boost without the crash of caffeine. It's also packed with antioxidants and other beneficial compounds that can help boost your immune system and protect your body from disease. Additionally, Matcha Frappuccino is incredibly delicious, so you'll be sure to enjoy every sip. So grab yourself a cup of Matcha Frappuccino and get ready to start your day with a smile!

Let’s make your own delicious Matcha Frappuccino

Making a delicious Matcha Frappuccino at home is easy with this incredible matcha frappuccino recipe.



  • Salted caramel


  1. To start, place the matcha 1 tablespoon of Shade Matcha green tea powder in a blender and add the ¾ cup of cold milk of your preference and ½ cup of ice cubes. Blend until smooth and creamy. If it seems too thick, add more cold milk to thin it out.
  2. Now add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and as much simple syrup as you want and blend again for a few seconds to combine. 
  3. Finally, pour into a glass your matcha frappe and top with whipped cream or sprinkle with some salted caramel for an extra special treat. Enjoy!

Shade Matcha is the best matcha powder for you!

Shade Matcha is the perfect choice if you’re looking to enjoy a delicious and healthy matcha-based beverage. Made from 100% stone-ground shade-grown green tea leaves, Shade Matcha provides an unmatched level of nutrition and flavor. It contains an impressive amount of antioxidants, including catechins and polyphenols, which help fight oxidative damage in the body. Its naturally sweet taste makes it great for baking or adding to smoothies. Plus, Shade Matcha is free from any artificial additives or preservatives, making it a healthier option than many other matcha powders on the market. So, if you seek a tasty and nutritious way to enjoy your favorite matcha drink, try Shade Matcha today!

April 24, 2023 — Paige Rife
Matcha Chai Latte

Matcha Chai Latte

Matcha lattes have been a mainstay must-have for all matcha lovers out there, but nothing can quite compare to the sweet and creamy combination of a chai matcha latte! If you’re already an avid fan of matchas all around the world, then this delightfully delicious drink will certainly take your taste buds on an adventure with its aromatic blend of bold spices and earthy flavor. Or if you haven’t yet explored the wonderful world of matchas, what better way to start than by sipping on a velvety smooth cup of tea that combines two favorite caffeine sources? So get cozy, grab your favorite mug (and maybe even add some marshmallows!) and join us as we dig into this scrumptious beverage so divine it deserves more than just one dose - cheers!

What is Matcha Chai Latte?

Matcha Chai Latte is a creamy, energizing beverage that combines the earthy taste of matcha with warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. Rich in antioxidants, matcha has a slight bitterness which is balanced out by the sweetness of honey or sugar. It takes just minutes to make and its soothing aroma will be sure to wake you up in the mornings.

Why should you give Matcha Chai Latte a try?

Matcha Chai Latte is a great alternative to coffee for those who are looking for an energizing and healthy beverage. It contains powerful antioxidants which can help boost the immune system, energize the body and mind, and provide beneficial nutrients and minerals. Also, because of its creamy texture and sweet taste, Matcha Chai Latte is incredibly easy to drink – even those who don't normally like green tea will enjoy it! Whether you're wanting an energy boost in the morning or an afternoon pick-me-up, give Chai Matcha Latte a try!

How to make a flavorful Chai Matcha Latte

Making a flavorful hot or iced Chai Matcha Latte is easy and only takes a few minutes! The key to making an unforgettable beverage is in the ingredients. 

For hot Matcha Chai Latte

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Shade Matcha green tea powder
  • ¼ cup tea of hot water
  • ½ cup tea of milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (you can use sugar or a sugar substitute)
  •  For Chai Mix: Spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom


  1. In a bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of Shade Matcha green tea powder and ¼ cup tea of hot water until it forms a paste.
  2. Heat ½ cup tea of the milk of your preference in the microwave for about two minutes, or in a saucepan until it's steaming hot.
  3. Add the milk to the matcha mixture along with honey (you can use sugar or sugar substitute if you want) and the chai mix spices and continue whisking until everything is thoroughly combined and has reached an even consistency.
  4. Pour into a mug or glass and enjoy!

For Iced Matcha Chai Latte:

Making iced Matcha Chai Latte is a great way to quench your thirst and energize your body on a hot summer day. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of matcha green tea powder
  • ¼ cup of hot water
  • ½ cup of cold milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • A teaspoon of honey or maple syrup (you can use sugar or a sugar substitute)
  • For Chai Mix: Spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom.
  • ¾ cup of ice cubes.


  1. In a bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of Shade Matcha green tea powder and ¼ cup of hot water until it forms a paste.
  2. Add the ½ cup of cold milk of your preference, honey, or maple syrup (you can add sugar or sugar substitute as well), and the chai mix spices to the paste and keep whisking until everything is thoroughly combined and has reached an even consistency.
  3. Pour the mixture into a glass with the ¾ cup of ice cubes and enjoy!

Why Shade Matcha is your best option

Shade matcha is your best option because it has more antioxidants and higher levels of chlorophyll than other types of matcha. It is also grown in cooler temperatures and shadier conditions, making it slightly sweeter and better tasting than other varieties. Shade matcha also retains its green color better after brewing due to the additional chlorophyll content. The high antioxidant content means it can help reduce inflammation in the body, as well as boost metabolism and support overall health.

Make sure you get the best Matcha from our stock today!

April 24, 2023 — Paige Rife
Iced matcha and espresso latte

Iced Matcha Latte Starbucks

Do you have a craving for a refreshing and energizing iced matcha latte from Starbucks but you’re anywhere but near a Starbucks? You don't need to be near a Starbucks anymore to get an amazing fix of this delicious beverage. Whether you're already a matcha green tea expert or just starting out, what better way is there than getting your hands on some icy refreshment that also comes with health benefits? So read on to learn how to make your own lovable iced matcha latte Starbucks!

What Makes Starbucks’ Iced Matcha Tea Latte so Special?

This jolt of energy comes with creaminess and sweetness balanced perfectly to make an indulgent yet guilt-free treat. On top of that, it can be customized according to your taste preference, such as soy milk or almond milk. Whether you enjoy it plain or with extras, the Iced Matcha Latte from Starbucks will surely become your drink of choice!

Iced matcha latte recipe

Welcome to your at-home barista experience! If you've been jonesing for a Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte you can totally get one without visiting Starbucks, we’re about to show you how you can easily make it right in the comfort of your own home. With just five ingredients and under 10 minutes, you can be sipping on your perfect iced latte before you know it. Plus, if this exercise isn't enough tasty proof that matcha is one of the most versatile beverages ever – nothing will convince you otherwise. So what are we waiting for? Let's get started with the amazing Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte recipe you’ll die for!


  • 1 tablespoon of Shade Matcha Green Tea Powder.
  • ¼ cup of hot water (not boiling).
  • ¾ of your favorite milk.
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract.
  • Simple syrup.
  • ½ cup of ice cubes

Simple Syrup ingredients:

  • Sugar
  • Water

How to make a simple syrup

Making a simple syrup is an easy process that only requires two ingredients: sugar and water. Here's how to do it:

  1. In a saucepan, combine equal parts of sugar and water (for instance, 1 cup of each).
  2. Turn the heat on high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. As soon as it boils, reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 3 minutes while stirring constantly.
  4. Take off the heat and let cool completely before using.
  5. Once cooled, transfer to a jar or container with a lid for storage.

Your simple syrup is now ready to use not only in your Iced Matcha Latte but in cocktails, desserts, or other recipes!

How to make Iced Matcha Latte Starbucks

  1. To start, place the 1 tablespoon of Shade Matcha Green Tea Powder in a cup or bowl and add the ¼ cup of hot water. Stir vigorously until it forms a smooth paste without any lumps. 
  2. In another cup or bowl, combine ¾ of your favorite milk with the simple syrup (use the quantity you feel comfortable with) and stir until completely mixed together. 
  3. Stir the 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract into the matcha mixture.
  4. Now pour the milk into the matcha mixture and stir to combine. 
  5. Finally, strain the mixture into a glass filled with ½ cup of ice and enjoy!

Shade Matcha is your best source for matcha powder

All in all, Shade Matcha is your one-stop shop for high-quality matcha powder! So what are you waiting for? Now head on over and take a look around our page to see which matcha option stands out as your favorite. Enjoy!

April 21, 2023 — Paige Rife
Glass of iced matcha green tea latte

Cold Brew Matcha

Forget the traditional hot, bitter bowl of green tea- this smooth and refreshing drink will have you hooked!

Welcome matcha fanatics and newbies alike! Are you ready to uplevel your summer refreshment game? It's time to cool off in the heatwave with a freshly brewed glass of deliciousness – cold brew matcha. This unique take on traditional green tea is made from finely ground leaves, it comes with an array of health benefits, plus it has loads of flavor. Sure, you can sip on hot matcha when temperatures drop (it’s amazing!). But why not try something different before the first signs of autumn start rolling in? Let us show you why classic green tea will never be the same once you give cold brew matcha a go!

Why drinking matcha?

If you are looking for a delicious beverage with amazing health benefits, then matcha is the answer. Matcha is a green tea made from ground-up tea leaves, giving it a higher concentration of nutrients than other types of tea. It contains high levels of polyphenols, antioxidants that can help fight against cell damage and reduce inflammation. Matcha also contains compounds like theanine and caffeine which can promote alertness and mental clarity. Additionally, research suggests that drinking matcha may even help boost metabolism and aid in weight loss.

Cold brew matcha vs Matcha green tea

While matcha is typically brewed as a tea, cold brew matcha offers an alternative way to enjoy the many health benefits of green tea. Like cold brew coffee, cold brew matcha is made with cold water, but cold matcha tea is made by infusing ground-up matcha leaves in cold or room temperature water, giving it a smooth and creamy texture. Unlike hot-brewed matcha which can be bitter or have an astringent taste, iced matcha green tea has a mild flavor that is more refreshing and easy to drink. Additionally, cold brew matcha retains higher levels of its antioxidants than other forms of brewing. Both matcha tea and cold brew matcha offer delicious and healthy ways to enjoy the beverage.

How to make delicious cold brew matcha tea

Making delicious cold brew matcha tea is easy and requires just a few simple ingredients. 

What you will need for one serve


  • Your favorite sweetener (sugar, honey or sugar substitute).
  • Milk or almond milk. 
  • Coconut water.
  • Mixer thermal container.

Now that you’ve got everything you need, let’s start!

1. Mix the main ingredients

Begin by adding one teaspoon of our high-quality matcha green tea powder to ¾  cup of cold water or coconut water.

2. Get it fully dissolved

Use a traditional bamboo whisk , or even a fork, to mix the matcha until it is fully dissolved. You can also use a mixer thermal container to shake the matcha and dissolve it into water. 

3. Add your touch of flavor

Once incorporated, add the sweetener of your preference and milk if desired, such as honey, or almond milk. 

Stir until everything is fully combined! 

4. Get it colder

Now that everything is fully combined add ½ of iced cubes!

With this recipe, you can make your own and drink cold brew matcha anytime.

The best way to make matcha

Many people believe that cold brewing matcha is better than hot-brewed matcha tea due to its smoother, creamier taste and higher levels of antioxidants. In general, cold brew matcha is more refreshing than hot-brewed and it retains the natural sweetness of the leaves whereas hot-brewing can bring out a more bitter flavor. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference as both preparations result in a delicious beverage with many health benefits. So you’re able to drink matcha as you wish!

Where to find the best matcha powder

In Shade Matcha we source the finest organic matcha, with no added sugars or preservatives. Each batch of our handmade cold brew matcha contains extremely high levels of antioxidants and all-natural ingredients, making it a great alternative to coffee drinks. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced matcha enthusiast, Shade Matcha’s high-quality powder is perfect for your needs.

April 21, 2023 — Paige Rife
Matcha Macarons

Matcha Macarons

These delightful little treats are a must-try for any fan of matcha. Made with real Japanese matcha powder, these macarons are a delicious and unique way to enjoy the flavor.


  • Egg whites
  • Granulated sugar
  • Almond flour
  • Powdered sugar


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric hand mixer on medium speed. Add ½ of the granulated sugar and with mixer on high, continue to beat until egg whites are stiff peaks. Repeat with last ½ of sugar, beating until whites are shiny and fluffy.
  2. Using a fine mesh strainer, sieve the almond flour, powdered sugar, and matcha into the bowl with the egg whites. Preheat the oven to 300˚F (150˚C).
  3. Fill a piping bag with the macaron mixture and pipe 1½-inch (4 cm) dollops onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. When the cookies are dry to the touch, bake at 300˚F (150˚C) for 15 minutes.
  4. While resting, make the filling by mixing the cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk in a bowl. Enjoy!

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December 09, 2022 — Paige Rife
Creamy Matcha Blended Overnight Oats

Creamy Matcha Blended Overnight Oats

We took creamy overnight oats to a whole new level. If you love matcha, you are going to fall in love with this Creamy Matcha Blended Overnight Oats recipe. It’s the perfect easy breakfast recipe for busy mornings!


  • 1/2-1 tsp matcha
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup plant milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • splash organic vanilla extract


  • Combine all ingredients, sifting your matcha to avoid clumps.
  • Put all ingredients into a blender to make extra creamy.
  • Leave in fridge overnight. Enjoy!

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November 24, 2022 — Paige Rife
Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte

A Better-for-you Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte (Enjoy Hot or Cold)

Try out this recipe for a Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte! It's not only healthier than the original, it also has an extra boost of antioxidants that'll give you all the health benefits without any negative side effects.



  • Start with making your pumpkin spice mixture.
  • Add all ingredients to milk frother (if you don’t have a milk frother, you can mix all ingredients in a pan on the stove or use an electric whisker)
  • While your delicious pumpkin spice mixture is being made, start your matcha.
  • Sift 1 tsp matcha to prevent clumping and mix with hot water (175 degrees-not boiling)
  • Whisk until frothy and well blended
  • Pour your prepared matcha over your pumpkin spice mixture. The best part…..Enjoy!!! 🎃

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November 24, 2022 — Paige Rife
Blue Matcha Latte

Blue Matcha Latte (Enjoy Hot or Cold)

You can have your matcha and enjoy it too with this easy and healthy Blue Matcha Latte recipe. All you need is a few minutes of time to mix up the ingredients, then pour yourself an antioxidant-rich drink that will give back what's lacking in those busy days!


  • 1 tsp Shade ceremonial matcha
  • 1/2 cup plant milk
  • 1/2 tsp blue spirulina
  • 1/2-1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil (optional)
  • 1 scoop of collagen (optional)


  • Add all ingredients except matcha to milk frother (if you don’t have a milk frother - you can do this in a sauce pan or use an electric whisk to mix)
  • Make your matcha mixture by sifting it into a bowl, adding 2 oz of hot water and whisking until frothy.
  • Combine the milk mixture and your matcha. Enjoy!

Shop for the finest matcha tea products at Enjoy Shade now!

November 24, 2022 — Paige Rife
Peppermint Mocha Matcha Latte

Peppermint Mocha Matcha Latte (Enjoy Hot or Cold)

This delicious and healthy Peppermint Mocha Matcha Latte recipe is sure to make your day a little brighter. It's also quick and easy, making it an excellent choice for last-minute treat ideas!


  • 1/2-1 tsp Shade ceremonial matcha
  • 1 cup plant milk
  • 1/2 tsp organic peppermint extract
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp maple syrup


  • Add all ingredients besides matcha to milk frother, if you don’t have one you can put it in a pan on the stove until warm and mix together well
  • Sift your matcha powder into bowl, add 2 oz warm water and whisk until smooth and blended.
  • Combine the milk mixture and your matcha. Enjoy!

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November 24, 2022 — Paige Rife
Golden Matcha Latte

Golden Matcha Latte (Hot or Cold)

Latte lovers rejoice! This easy recipe is the perfect drink for you on those busy mornings. It's healthy, delicious and can be made at home with just a few simple ingredients.


  • 1/3 cup light coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • 1/2 – 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp ceremonial matcha


  • Add all ingredients except matcha to milk frother, if you don’t have one you can put it in a pan on the stove until warm and mix together well
  • Sift your matcha powder into bowl, add 2 oz warm water and whisk until smooth and blended.
  • Combine the milk mixture and your matcha. Enjoy!

Alternatively, if you have a “golden milk” mixture, make this how you would normally with milk, and add your mixed matcha to it.

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November 24, 2022 — Paige Rife
Iced Watermelon Matcha

Iced Watermelon Matcha

Drink up and enjoy the refreshing, healthful benefits of iced matcha! We've mastered this deliciously creative drink with our refreshing Iced Watermelon Matcha. This is a guilt free drink that will leave you feeling refreshed all day long.


  • Watermelon juice (homemade or store bought)
  • 1/2-1tsp matcha
  • lime
  • fresh mint (optional)


  • Sift your matcha powder into bowl, add warm water and whisk until smooth and blended.
  • Add your watermelon juice to a glass over ice
  • Juice lime into glass and stir
  • Pour over matcha mixture
  • Garnish with mint if desired. Enjoy!

Shop for the finest matcha tea products at Enjoy Shade now!

November 24, 2022 — Paige Rife