Matcha Recipe

A new way to enjoy Matcha
– suggestions from Nishio Matcha

Only the premium matcha, “Nishio Matcha”, can bring the true Matcha flavor to your palette.
Here are some easy soft drink and cocktail recipes that can bring out the authentic Matcha flavor with some simple steps.

Soft drinks
using Nishio Matcha

The standards

All you need is a shaker to make this delicious soft drink to enjoy the Umami flavor of Nishio Matcha.

A Shot of Matcha to be enjoyed like a cup of espresso

What you need
  • Nisho Matcha 1.0g
  • Water 2 Tablespoon

Must sift Matcha with a tea strainer first.
Shake the sifted Matcha with water in a shaker.

Matcha Apple, fruity flavored Matcha for those who are new to Matcha

What you need
  • Nisho Matcha 1.0g
  • Apple juice (not from concentrate) 150 ml

Shake the above well using a shaker to make rich foam. The foam helps to enhance the Matcha flavor.

* The use of the not from concentrate apple juice is recommended.

Matcha Yogurt Shake, a creamy delicacy for those who are new to Matcha

What you need
  • Nisho Matcha 1.0g
  • Water 3 Tablespoon
  • Evaporated milk 2 Tablespoon
  • Simple syrup 1 Tablespoon
  • Yogurt 4 Tablespoon

Put all the listed ingredients in a shaker and shake it well until creamy.

*Evaporated milk is unsweetened condensed milk.
*The thickness and the acidity may differ depending on the yogurt brand. Please adjust accordingly.


The versatility of Matcha is also what makes Matcha special.

Matcha Lime Soda, a refreshing soda

What you need
  • Nishio Matcha 1.0g
  • Water 2 Tablespoon
  • Simple syrup 1 Tablespoon
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Club soda 150ml

Prepare a shot of Matcha by mixing Matcha and water in a shaker. Add in the simple syrup, lime juice, soda to the shot of Matcha.

* We recommend using the fresh squeezed lime juice, instead of a bottled kind
* Try using a stronger carbonated club soda

Matcha Ginger Milk, the Teh Tarik style

What you need
  • Nisho Matcha 2.0g
  • Water 4 Tablespoon
  • Hot water 120ml
  • Honey 1 Tablespoon
  • Evaporated milk 2 Tablespoon
  • Powdered ginger 1/4 teaspoon or 0.5 gram

Prepare a shot of Matcha by mixing the double amount of Matcha and water in a shaker. Mix in the hot water, evaporated milk and powdered ginger to the shot of Matcha.

* Try this Matcha version of Teh Tarik, a popular sweet milk tea beverage in Southeast Asia.
* Making the beverage frothy, just like Teh Tarik, gives the mild flavor and the aroma to the beverage.

Makiko Suzuishi,

a food coordinator / fashion stylist

Prepared soft drink recipes using Nishio Matcha.

Ms. Suzuishi is a lifestyle stylist whose specialty ranges from fashion, life to food. Ms. Suzuishi started as a fashion stylist for magazines and advertisements, but her passion and knowledge in food help her branch out her specialty to go beyond fashion. She prepares and presents as a food stylist in food shootings for various media. She is also highly regarded in her recipe writings and product developments. She, as a part of the food unit called COTON, also hosts food workshops and events with travel-inspired themes or offers catering services.

using Nishio Matcha

Cocktails go very well with Matcha. Here are some simple recipes that features Nishio Matcha.

Nishio Matcha Highball

What you need
  • Whisky 40ml
  • Nishio Matcha 2.5g
  • Lemon juice (100%) 10ml
  • Simple syrup 1teaspoon
  • Soda as needed

Put whisky, Nishio Matcha, lemon juice and simple syrup in a 10oz tumbler. Mix it for about 15 seconds with a milk frother. Add soda with 4 to 5 pieces of ice. Stir the mixture for couple of times.

Shinobu Ishigaki,

owner/bartender, Bar IshinoHana

Prepared cocktail recipes using Nishio Matcha.

Champion, Japan Bartending Competition in 2002.
Opened Bar IshinoHana in Shibuya, Tokyo in 2003.
Represented Japan at the IBA certified World Championships, the 40th Barcadi Martini Granprix in Torino, Italy in 2005. Mr. Ishigaki was placed in the 1st in the Seniors (29 and over), the most prestigious division. As the first Asian to win this honor, Mr. Ishigaki has become the best bartender in the world.

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