“Cake and tea or death?” ~ Eddie Izzard
Matcha is becoming quite the rage. Have you tried it yet?
If you haven’t, do you know what it really is? Have you heard of all the possible uses (of which there are many)?
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a type of high-quality green tea that has been steamed, dried and ground in to a fine powder that hails from Japan. But don’t let that force you to lump this delicacy with the rest of the fine green teas available – it’s so much more than that!
Green tea may be popular and grown around the world, but matcha is unique to only Japan.
Granted, matcha does have a unique taste that some may claim that’s an acquired one. It can have a smooth blend of bitter and sweet along with the characteristic greenness that accompanies all green teas. But that’s when it’s prepared properly. 😉
Purchasing Your Matcha
Are you ready to give it a try?
Today you can find good quality matcha powder on the shelves of your local organic markets and grocery stores. For example, Whole Foods.
But if you’re feeling adventurous, try a Japanese market. You’re sure to find some wonderful delights there – and we’re not talking about just quality matcha. 🙂
If all else fails, take to the internet and do a bit of research. You can find quite a good number of online shops that sell high-quality matcha worthy of your palate.
Don’t forget – store your matcha powder in the refrigerator in an airtight container, but be sure to use it within a few weeks once opened.
There’s No Limit
Once you have your matcha powder get experimenting! There’s no reason not to use it in all sorts of things. Blend and bake matcha powder into:
- ice cream
Don’t let your tea experience thus far limit you to this list of matcha ideas. Get creative! Experiment!
Have you tried matcha? What’s your favorite way to enjoy it?