Better than Starbucks Matcha Lemonade Recipe Sweetened with Honey

This matcha lemonade recipe is simple to make, only has four ingredients and is a great way to start off your day! Starbucks has nothing on this delicious homemade matcha green tea lemonade!

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Matcha Lemonade Recipe with Fresh Lemon & Honey

This zesty and energizing better -than-Starbucks green tea matcha lemonade recipe sweetened with honey is simple to make and only uses four ingredients- matcha powder, lemon juice, honey, and water. 

Matcha Green Tea Lemonade – Better Than Starbucks

Matcha Lemonade Ingredients

If you are a matcha lover then you already know how absolutely amazing it is. But if matcha isn’t part of your life yet, you might want to consider incorporating it into you diet for the following reasons. First, it is loaded with antioxidants! Second, it somehow boosts energy while also calming the mind, which seems impossible but you’ll see what I mean.  And also it has great flavor, and a nice vibrant green color that makes it a pleasure to drink.

Ingredients for Matcha Lemonade Recipe

Starbucks offers a matcha lemonade but I find this homemade version has better flavor and it’s nice to be able to control exactly the amount of a sweetness and tartness in my drink!

Ingredients for Matcha Lemonade Recipe

Matcha Powder is the star of this matcha lemonade. I use Pantenger Japanese Matcha but you can play around with different brands and grades until you find one you like best. You could also substitute with a concentrated green tea in place of matcha and this drink will still be delicious.

Lemon juice from freshly squeezed lemons adds health benefits from its vitamin C, soluble fiber, and plant compounds. You can play around with the amount of lemon juice you add to your matcha green tea lemonade to find the amount of tartness that is just right for you.

Honey is used to sweeten this drink and you can play around with the amount until it tastes right to you in your matcha lemonade. I like to use raw local honey.

Water & ice re also needed for this matcha lemonade recipe. You’ll need hot water for making the matcha-honey concentrate, and chilled water and ice for mixing.

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What You’ll Need to Make Matcha Green Tea Lemonade

There are a few kitchen items you will need to make this matcha lemonade. You’ll need a tea kettle or some way to heat water, and a bamboo whisk and small bowl for mixing the matcha powder, honey and hot water. Beyond that you’ll also need a cup for serving your lemonade, water, and ice cubes.

Matcha Lemonade Recipe with Bamboo Whisk

How to make Matcha Green Tea Lemonade

First, heat a little water in your tea kettle until boiling. Next, In a small bowl add 1 teaspoon matcha powder, 1 tablespoon of honey and about 1/4 cup hot water. Combine matcha honey mixture with a bamboo whisk until fully combined. Fill a 16 oz glass with ice. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over the ice. Add the matcha honey mixture and about 6-8 ox of water, and more ice if desired since some of the ice will melt when you pour the matcha-honey concentrate over it. Stir to combine. Taste, and add more lemon juice or honey to taste. That’s it! This makes just one serving of matcha green tea lemonade but you could easily double or triple this recipe to share with friends.

Matcha Lemonade Recipe with Honey
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5 from 4 votes

Matcha Lemonade Recipe

This matcha lemonade recipe is simple to make, only has four ingredients and is a great way to start off your day! 

Course Drinks
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword drink, honey, lemonade, matcha
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 75 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey or to taste
  • 1 small lemon, juiced about two tablespoons
  • water


  1. Heat at least 1/3 cup water in your tea kettle until boiling. 

    matcha lemonade recipe with hot water
  2. In a small bowl add 1 teaspoon of matcha powder, 1 tablespoon of honey and about 1/4 cup of hot water.

    easy matcha lemonade recipe
  3. Combine matcha honey mixutre with bamboo whisk.

    the best matcha lemonade recipe
  4. Fill a 16 oz cup with ice. 

    ice for matcha lemonade
  5. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon, about 1 tablespoon, over the ice. 

    matcha lemonade recipe with fresh lemon juice
  6. Add the matcha honey mixture. 

    matcha lemonade
  7. Fill with water to about 1 inch below the top of your glass. Stir to combine. Taste, and add juice from the other lemon half, up to one more tablespoon, or to taste. Drink up!

    iced matcha lemonade

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Nutrition Facts
Matcha Lemonade Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.2g0%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 17.9g6%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 17.9g20%
Protein 1.3g3%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love sweetening drinks with honey, especially if it is something like this matcha lemonade. Great looking drink and absolutely delicious!

  2. Andrea Metlika says

    5 stars
    Such wonderful flavors in this drink. Can’t wait to make this.

  3. 5 stars
    What a perfect way to enjoy matcha as the weather warms up!! Love this recipe!

  4. I love lemonade juice. Not only it is healthy but it is refreshing to drink during the summer season. Here in the Philippines, we got tropical weather here, and I will love to make this kind of juice. Thank you

  5. 5 stars
    This is such a nice way to enjoy matcha. I still have a big bag from Costco, so thank you for sharing this very nice recipe. 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Wow what a fantastic combination of flavors – and so healthy too! Love that it’s just sweetened with honey. I have some matcha powder here that I needed to find more ways to eat or drink, and this will definitely be one of them!

  7. Matcha is so good for you. Thanks for this fun new matcha lemonade recipe. It will be fun to try a new way of drinking it:)

  8. 5 stars
    Simple and easy recipe but I am sure it’s a delicious and a healhty drinks to make for our loved one’s. I will definitely make this at home, thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

  9. Lesli Schwartz says

    5 stars
    This looks like my kind of beverage! I love matcha drinks and combo with the lemonade sounds perfect!

  10. 5 stars
    A friend gave me matcha powder and I have no idea what to with it, so this is perfect! I will be trying this as soon as the weather warms slightly!

  11. 5 stars
    I think the lemon in this matcha recipe must brighten and elevate the flavor so much and I totally appreciate that it’s sweetened in such a healthful and tasty way with the honey!

  12. Jacque Hastert says

    5 stars
    This looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait until I am sipping on a glass this summer.

  13. 5 stars
    This looks so easy and I have matcha powder in my pantry now. I’ve been kind of obsessed with it and I put it in smoothies all the time. The color is gorgeous!

  14. I had the best matcha lemonade in Chinatown NYC. I’ve been trying to replicate it, so I’m going to give your recipe a go!

  15. Krissy Allori says

    4 stars
    Yum! This is a delicious drink and it’s so good for you too! I use a little local honey to help with my allergies 🙂

  16. 5 stars
    Love this version of lemonade so refreshing and flavorful!

  17. 5 stars
    This sounds very refreshing. And like you say, gives you energy but it keeps you calm.

  18. 5 stars
    What a great way to add some umph to lemonade! I love the idea of using matcha to add antioxidants to a classic. Yum!

  19. 5 stars
    This looks and sounds absolutely lovely – love anything matcha and this lemonade is definitely a must have. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

  20. Nicole Hood says

    Love your beautiful photos! This looks delicious.

  21. Never tried a matcha drink before but this one sounds so good and refreshing. I am hoping that I can use a normal whisk instead of a bamboo one for making this drink.

  22. Andrea Metlika says

    5 stars
    This sounds deliciously refreshing. Can’t wait to taste it.

  23. 5 stars
    The flavor combination here is so simple, yet so refreshing and delicious. I love sweetening with honey, but I’ve never seen that cool bamboo whisk before!

  24. Emily Liao says

    5 stars
    This matcha lemonade is so refreshing! Love this combination for summer.

  25. 5 stars
    What a beautifully refreshing drink for this summertime! I love the addition of matcha to lemonade. I am going to make it today 🙂

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