Tea Recipes

Matcha Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are a classic…buttery, sweet, & they pair perfectly with tea. Reinvent an old-time favorite by adding MATCHA!

It will add a gorgeous green hue, and turn your indulgent treat into a healthy one. MATCHA is a super-food powerhouse, it provides health benefits like:

  • boosting immune system
  • antioxidant rich
  • increases metabolism
  • provides long-lasting energy

If you’re looking for a healthier dessert, that’s simple & delicious you will love this recipe. It will become one of your new favorites!

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(Photo Credit: Elisa E. Photo)




  • 1 stick of butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups of flour (sifted)
  • 1 TBS Matcha
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Mix softened butter and sugar in electric mixture for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Gradually add sifted flour and matcha powder. Mix until well combined.
  3. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  4. Put dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Make dough into desired shape and place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 12-13 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
Copyright 2015 Elisa E. Photo
(Photo Credit: Elisa E. Photo)




Tea Recipes

Matcha Shortbread Cookies

Add an extra holiday touch to your shortbread cookies this Christmas & try  this recipe…MATCHA SHORTBREAD COOKIES! Festive, delicious & easy!

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  • 3/4  cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Matcha
  • 10 TBSP unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (to coat dough)


  1. Whisk confectioner’s sugar and matcha powder together.
  2. Beat butter and matcha-sugar mixture together in an electric mixer (use paddle attachment) until the butter is smooth.
  3. Add flour & stir until just combined.
  4. Mix egg yolks in until fully incorporated & the dough forms together.
  5. Gather dough into a ball & wrap in plastic then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  7. Use rolling pin to roll dough to about 1/2-inch thickness. Use your favorite cookie cutter to cut shapes from dough.
  8. Roll cut shapes in granulated sugar & place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  9. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until they begin to turn golden at the edges.
  10. After baking let cookies cool & enjoy!




Tea Recipes

DIY Cold Steeping


What’s summer without iced tea?

Making iced tea at home is easy!

Follow these simple steps & you can make a perfect pitcher of iced tea for your next BBQ, beach trip, or to keep in the fridge & enjoy throughout the week.

For this tutorial we used Pink Cherry Cider, a very fruity white tea.  If you follow this ratio you can make any amount of iced tea…

1 TBS Tea / 16 oz Water

what you need


(Yields 1 Gallon of Iced Tea)

  1. Add 8 TBS of tea to iced tea pitcher.*
  2. Fill pitcher with room temperature water.
  3. If you like your tea sweetened, add 1/3 cup of honey to 1 oz of hot water & stir until it is dissolved, then pour into pitcher.
  4. Store tea in fridge overnight.
  5. The next morning, strain out the tea leaves & you’ll have a perfect pitcher of iced tea ready to enjoy!
*You can use either a plastic or glass pitcher for iced tea. If using plastic, we recommend one that’s BPA free*

Try this recipe at home? Tag us in your Teatime photos on Instagram, @thegreenteahouseus

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Here are five ways to get the very best cup of Green Tea: Continue reading “5 Easy Ways to Get the Best Cup of Green Tea”

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3 Tips for Making the Perfect Cup of Tea

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