June 12, 2018
Set as a trendy flavor at the forefront of the culinary scene, Matcha (or green tea powder) has taken the world by storm in the recent years. Trendy or not, matcha has been a long-standing staple in Japan that never go out of style.
Made from whole green tea leaves that have been pulverized into a fine powder, matcha is the embodiment of Japanese tradition and it’s best known for its beneficial antioxidants.
Its unmistakable green hue, intense flavor and versatility is what makes matcha an outstanding ingredient. Comes in both ceremonial-grade and food-grade, you can enjoy the green tea as a drink or use it as a flavoring in baking and cooking.
Here we rounded up our favorite 12 matcha recipes that you can enjoy everyday or on special occasions. Let’s bring on the matcha magic!
Invigorating and calming, this matcha green tea latte is the obvious alternative to espresso, especially on a chilly day. No fancy barista skills are required. The best part? It gives you a gentle caffeine boosts and energizes you without the jitters.
Perfect for a cozy afternoon snack or for your cookie swap during the holiday season, these Matcha Green Tea Cookies are buttery and crispy. They are just as delicious without the white chocolate chips.
Classic French cookies with a Japanese twist, these Matcha Madeleine make the most dreamy sweet treat. Invite your friends over and enjoy with Japanese tea like sencha, hojicha, or genmaicha.
If you are looking for a power morning drink or a pick-me-up, this matcha green tea smoothie is a smart refreshing choice. All you need is banana, almond milk, and matcha powder.
Fluffy souffle accented with matcha powder, this Green Tea Soufflé is the dessert to serve when you’re feeling extra fancy. If you’d like, go ahead to top it off with a dollop of hand-whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
Drinking this beloved Japanese tea every morning is the best way to enjoy the health benefits of green tea. Learn how to make the perfect cup here.
Made with eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, cake flour, and green tea powder, this matcha green tea chiffon cake is moist and spongy. A perfect light cake for a crowd, you can bake it ahead of time and serve with coffee or tea at a dinner party.
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