How To Make Matcha Lemonade (Starbucks Matcha Lemonade Copycat Recipe)

How To Make Matcha Lemonade (Starbucks Matcha Lemonade Copycat Recipe)

by Megumi Moriya

Beverage Easy Green Tea Lemon Matcha Starbucks Copycat Recipe Summer Under 30 Minutes

Combined with classic American lemonade, Japanese Matcha takes it to the next level: Matcha Lemonade.

You might have seen or tried this at Starbucks before, but have you ever thought of making it at home? This refreshing Matcha drink is perfect for hot summer days or even on damp rainy days. Initially, you’ll taste the familiar tanginess of lemonade, followed by a gentle, lingering bitterness that spreads across your palate. Finally, the drink leaves you with a clean and refreshing taste in your mouth.

We are introducing a lemonade syrup recipe for this drink. It pairs well with J Taste Multipurpose Matcha Powder, which already contains subtle sweetness. Of course, you can try it with your favorite lemonade syrup if you have it on hand instead.

The combination of flavors creates an addictive and refreshing taste, making it your go-to drink this summer! Let us know in the comments if you make our Matcha Lemonade this summer!


Prep time: 25 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 5 mins

Total servings: 1

Difficulty: Easy

  • 300 g Lemons (for lemonade syrup)
  • 240 g Sugar (for lemonade syrup)
  • 300 ml Water (for lemonade syrup)
  • Coarse Salt, as needed (for rubbing the lemons)
  • 40 ml Lemonade Syrup
  • 60 ml Cold Water
  • 5 g J Taste Multipurpose Matcha Powder
  • 50 ml Hot Water (approximately 80℃)
  • Ice Cubes, as needed

Expert's Tip

J Taste Multipurpose Natural Matcha Green Tea Powder 90g

What sets this J Taste Multipurpose Matcha Powder apart from others is that it contains just the right amount of beet sugar from Hokkaido. This addition prevents the matcha powder from clumping easily while providing a milder taste. However, it still preserves the pure matcha taste and flavor indefinitely. This Matcha powder is ideal for making drinks, cakes, and desserts. It is easy to handle and versatile, making it perfect for those trying authentic Japanese matcha powder for the first time!


lemonade syrup ingredients
matcha lemonade ingredients

1) Gathering the Ingredients

Gather the ingredients. The first picture is for making homemade lemonade syrup. If you already have lemonade, you can skip to the second picture.

rubbing the lemons with salt
slicing the lemons
removing seeds with a toothpick

2) Slicing the Lemons

Wash the lemons with some salt to remove the wax. Then slice them, removing the seeds with a toothpick.

Tip: Keep some lemon slices to use as garnish later.

adding lemon slices and sugar to a small pot
removing foam from lemonade syrup
cooling lemonade syrup in a jar

3) Making the Lemonade Syrup

Add the lemon slices, water, and sugar to a pot and simmer them over medium heat. Once boiled, remove any foam and simmer for about 20 minutes over low heat.

pouring hot water into the matcha
whisking matcha with a chasen bamboo whisk

4) Making Matcha

Add J Taste Matcha Powder and hot water into a bowl and mix until well combined.

5) Pouring Matcha and Lemonade Into a Glass

Prepare a glass and pour in the lemonade syrup and water. Mix them together.

Add some ice and gently pour the matcha on top.

Decorate with a lemon slice on the rim of the glass. Enjoy!

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