I was commiserating with a friend the recently about the heat and she told me her latest afternoon addiction was a shake made from matcha, the Japanese powdered green tea. "Blend matcha powder with milk, sugar, and ice. Green frothy jolt at 2pm!"
Easy enough. I put down my work and raced to the blender.
Since I take honey in my hot tea, I decided to swap it with the sugar for the shake. And while whole milk makes this a truly creamy treat, I also tried making the shake with both rice and almond milk — those versions take the edge off a hot day, but without making me feel like I just ate two scoops of green tea ice cream.