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Holiday Spiced

Well we had the first real cold snap that lasted all day.  As soon as I find my toes  . . .

But today inspired me to find some great recipes that were warm and also high in winterization boosts!

Now I wasn’t so sure about Matcha and Orange juice.  But I have to admit, it’s good!

Holiday Spiced Tea

12 cup cold water , divided
8 scoops Matcha GT
4 cinnamon sticks
2 whole cloves
6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice


1. Bring 8 cups water to a boil. Pour into large heat resistant bowl; Stir in MatchaGT, orange juice, and lemon juice.
2. Combine 4 cups water, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into tea mixture, discarding spices.
3 Pour into mugs and serve tea hot with lemon and orange slices, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks.

Additional Information

Garnish with lemon slices, orange slices, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks!
If you want another boost try using almond milk or soy instead of water.

This recipe is one that’s easy enough it can sit in your crockpot and simmer while you and the neighborhood walk the kids to school!  Awaiting your return to warm you!


About MatchaGT by ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the Smoothie Essentials blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. MatchaGT – the super premium Matcha Green Tea Introducing Matcha GT, the super premium Matcha Green Tea. Matcha GT is nature’s natural source of energy and antioxidants. Used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha provides a powerful pick-me-up plus antioxidants and other health benefits to keep the body, mind and spirit in perfect balance. While many forms of green tea are strained or brewed, Matcha GT uses the whole tea leaf providing the full benefits and bold taste of whole green tea powder. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing Benefits: Natural Caffeine – longer lasting energy Antioxidants – to fight cancer causing free radicals Chlorophyll – powerful blood cleanse Coffee concepts and juice bars across North America including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smoothie King, and Booster Juice have recently started selling Matcha Green Tea smoothies, frappes, and lattes, promoting the great taste and health benefits of green tea.

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