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  • Elle Sten

Mermaid Matcha Drink

Updated: Sep 13, 2020





Butterfly pea tea has become my new obsession, solely for the color as it has almost no taste. The beautiful cobalt to indigo shade range adds so much color! Find it here



Recipe:


  • 2 cups brewed butterfly pea tea, frozen into ice cubes. Shapes optional.

  • 2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 TBSP sugar

  • 1 TBSP matcha powder

  • 2 cups milk of choice

  • sweetener of choice ( for matcha, I use stevia, sugar works as well.)

  • Ice


Brew your butterfly pea tea ahead, cool and pour into ice trays. I used an egg shaped mold for "scale" like cubes, and a star tray as well. Place in freezer, and allow time to freeze, at least 4 hours.


In a small saucepan, combine water, blueberries, and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to prevent sticking. When the liquid has boiled out, turn off heat and stir to ensure uniform compote consistency.


Divide blueberry compote into two large drinking glasses, refrigerate.


Meanwhile, in a bowl or shaker cup, combine matcha, milk, and sweetener. I like to shake my matcha in my Contigo cup with ice, as matcha can be fickle to mix. Stir or shake until no more lumps of powder remain.


Pour matcha latte over blueberry compote in glasses. Add ice, and about two inches of space. The ice is necessary for the blue butterfly pea tea to rest atop.


Remove ice from trays and gently place or arrange ice on top of drink. I poured a little tea over my ice as I had some space still.


As it melts you will get a beautiful blue drip effect, and the blue and matcha will become a stunning teal color.


Enjoy, mermaid!



Today has been an off and fussy day for the baby. He woke up much earlier than usual, and his nap was unexpectedly short. Everything seemed to go wrong for him with slips and bumps as he's become such a fast walker. He tries running but more "shuffles" and occasionally crashes into things. He gets very frustrated by this. He is starting to want to communicate more, but is limited by his words and signs. He uses the "more" sign more universally now beyond just food, but it is hard to figure out what he wants in that moment.


Still on a two-nap schedule, I decided to add some color to a challenging day and brewed my butterfly tea during his rest. I made my cubes and prepped the blueberries. I love the experience of drinking up things in my drinks, like boba or fruit. Some of the blueberries stayed whole and made a fun experience drinking. My husband has become accustomed to being handed a matcha drink when he gets home from work. It's a nice pick-me-up for him after a long day and commute as he shifts into baby play mode while I get dinner ready. Enjoying a colorful matcha drink has become a self-care ritual for me, and today it felt more needed than ever. Hopefully we get a nice reset for tomorrow and the baby gets his much needed rest.


Be well,


-Elle.


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