Green Queen Hemp

Illustration by Jordan Johnson @drawnhungry

Created by Steap Tea Bar in San Francisco, California

With the legalization of medicinal marijuana in California, we wanted to be the first tea bar to offer hemp as readily as we offer boba. Our Green Queen Hemp is the perfect example of our efforts to bridge Asian tea culture with cocktail culture. We paired the revitalizing and medicinal effects of CBD with the unadulterated caffeine from of our ceremonial grade matcha. If that isn’t enough, we incorporated the trendy Taiwanese cheese tea topping by making it with imported Italian mascarpone, local organic cream, and Sicilian sea salt for a delightfully decadent finish that incorporates sweet, salty, fatty, and acidic flavors into one sip.

A hand-muddled matcha-mint lemonade that energizes the body, yet relaxes the mind. The iconic hemp leaf stencil on top will surely spice up your Insta-feed!


Ingredients

  • 2 lemon slices
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 heaping tsp. of high-grade matcha
  • 1.5 oz. honey simple syrup
    (equal parts water and honey)
  • 2 oz. of hot water
  • Ice
  • Water
  • CBD drops (15mg)

Cream Topping

Whip cream mixed with mascarpone (1:1), sugar, and salt (to taste); thin out with milk.

Instructions

In a 16-oz. cocktail shaker, add lemon and mint and muddle. Add hot water, matcha, and honey syrup. Fill to the top with ice and top off with water. Shake and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with cream top and CBD drops (matcha powder hemp stencil optional). Enjoy and relax!