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Matcha Mint Tea

Matcha Mint Tea | Well and Full

Today is a quiet day; one of reflection. I’m humbled in the face of our broken world. The Paris attacks that occurred on Friday were unspeakably horrifying. Sobering to all humans across the world. None of those people in Paris, that day, had any idea that they were about to be faced with unimaginable terror and violence. My heart grieves for the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, friends and loved ones left behind to mourn their dead. I take heart knowing that the innocent souls are now joined with Christ in Heaven – where their suffering will be gone and their hearts at peace.

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Today, I invite all of you to show gratitude to those in your life. Hold your loved ones a little tighter. Tell your mom that you love her. Spend time with your family and friends, savoring the moments you have with them.

Our world will never change unless we change. Whether you believe in God, a great spirit, or a higher power, let us invoke the blessing of the divine –

May we all contribute to a world of kindness and compassion. Let our hearts be pure in our love. Please, Lord, let our world know peace.

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Matcha Mint Tea

This homemade matcha mint tea is calming and refreshing, full of natural antioxidants and polyphenols to give your immune system a boost.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Stalks Spearmint
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 3 Tsp Matcha
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 3 Tsp Honey or Maple Syrup

Instructions

  1. In a pot, heat 3 cups of water. DO NOT bring to a boil, it will cause spearmint tea to be bitter!
  2. Once water is hot, remove pot from heat and add spearmint leaves. Let steep for about 5 minutes.
  3. After 5 minutes, remove spearmint leaves then add in matcha. Using a matcha whisk (or just a regular whisk), stir for about a minute, until matcha is fully integrated.
  4. Then, stir in almond milk and honey (or maple syrup).
  5. Serve hot with a sprig of fresh mint. Enjoy!

Matcha Mint Tea | Well and Full

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me. 

Psalm 23:4

 

33 Comments

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    Rae
    November 15, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I am such a fan of matcha tea so the sound of combining matcha wiht mint sounds really lovely – will really need to try this out!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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      Sarah
      November 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks Rae!! :D

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    chloe
    November 15, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    This looks amaaaaazing! Do you think ordinary mint would work though? I have absolutely no idea where to get spearmint.

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      Sarah
      November 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Any type of mint would work – peppermint, spearmint, etc. :D

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    Kimberly/TheLittlePlantation
    November 15, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    For me green is the colour of life. So it feels like the perfect blog post to send out into the world this weekend. Let’s celebrate life and the fact that we have the chance to live it :)
    Thanks for sharing.

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      Sarah
      November 15, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you Kimberly <3

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    danielle is rooting the sun
    November 15, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    sarah i’m right beside you sweet lady – my heart is as open as it can be right now. it’s traveling across seas and climbing mountains, as well as beating in time for those close. this matcha mint tea is the perfect accompaniment for reflection and gratitude. ♥

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      Sarah
      November 15, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      I love the way you said that, it’s really beautiful. <3

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    November 15, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    I use matcha alll the time in baking, but I’ve never actually made the tea :P

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      Sarah
      November 15, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      You gotta try it girl!! ;)

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    genevieve @ gratitude & greens
    November 15, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Much of my weekend was definitely spent on reflection. So sad that so many lives were taken this weekend- not just in Paris, but also in Beirut, Japan, Baghdad, and Mexico… it really makes me think about how blessed I am to live in a peaceful place and wake up each morning knowing that I have a roof over my head and food on my plate each night. xo

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      Sarah
      November 15, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      It was a terrible day all over the world. It makes me really grateful for the life I have here in safety <3

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    Susannah (Lemon and Coconut)
    November 15, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Hey Sarah, thank you so much for your brave and heartfelt words. I’m so behind the times I’ve never tried matcha but I am building uo to it! Peace. xx

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      Sarah
      November 15, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      Thank you Susannah <3 And you've gotta try it, it's so good! :D

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    Sophie | The Green Life
    November 15, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Lovely Sarah. Both your words and this beautiful elixir. Big hugs <3

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      Sarah
      November 15, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      Hugs Sophie <3

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    Jessie Snyder | Faring Well
    November 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Hugs, sweet friend <3

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      Sarah
      November 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      <3 <3

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes
    November 16, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    this looks sooo peaceful for a Monday!! consider me charmed :)

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      Sarah
      November 16, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks Christine! :D

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    Dani @ Dani California Cooks
    November 17, 2015 at 12:23 am

    A beautiful post. Thank you for taking the time to write it!

    My roommate recently bought some matcha powder and I’m sure she’s never going to use any of it, so now I’ve found a good use :)

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      Sarah
      November 17, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Ooh let me know what you think!

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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    November 17, 2015 at 12:57 am

    This was so beautifully written, Sarah. I wish there was a way to bring those that feel it is necessary to commit these acts out of their own darkness and into a world where we can all live in peace. I hope it is something that we can achieve one day soon.

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      Sarah
      November 17, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      I hope so too, Sarah. <3

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    Jayme | holly & flora
    November 19, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Just looking at all of this green is making me want to turn on my kettle. On a serious note, your words ring so true in this time of recent destruction. I called my mom and sister and hugged my friends and boyfriend a little tighter. You never know what could possibly be taken away from you, all at once. But you’re right about not living in fear, in the midst of chaos: “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me.” Many hugs to you…

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      Sarah
      November 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Thank you, Jayme, hugs to you too <3

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    Teffy @ Teffy's Perks
    November 20, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Looks so so delicious! I’m a big matcha fan, but I’ve never had it with mint before! Must be so refreshing, really keen to try it! X

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      Sarah
      November 20, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks Teffy!! :D

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    Jessica DeMarra
    November 24, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Yummm!! Mint and matcha are two of my favs but I never thought to put them together. Looks so warming and refreshing.

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      Sarah
      November 24, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks Jessica! :D

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    Lu Ann @ The Cup of Life
    June 8, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Ah! I can’t believe I have never thought to combine matcha and fresh mint together before. Thank you for sharing this! With so much matcha in my house and mint in my garden, I will be trying this asap :)

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      Sarah
      June 8, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks Lu Ann! I hope you like it!! :D

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