The new trend is green: matcha is top-quality green tea that is ground into a fine powder. Originally used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, matcha is now inventively used in other dishes as well. And now we are going to make this neon-green ingredient our very own: with its tart-sweet taste, Matcha gives ice cream or smoothies its own special kick. Other than the color, what is so special about this powder? The entire tea leaf is ground to make matcha powder, which means all of the beneficial ingredients in green tea—like anti-oxidants and phytochemicals—are preserved. It is a great reason to take a closer look at this green trend!
GRETHA SCHOLTZ, recipe developer and matcha queen, shows us what we can do with the green powder in the kitchen. Enjoy truly healthy breakfasts, hearty main dishes, and of course, a wide variety of sweets and baked goods—which could even be considered healthy, thanks to the matcha used to make them.
- More than 50 sweet and savory recipes with the hottest-trending ingredient
- An introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony
- Plus: matcha makes you more beautiful on the outside, too—recipes for DIY facial masks and bath essences