It is green, very trendy and good for your health...For some time now, matcha tea is on everyone's lips and is enjoyed in all the trendy cafes in big cities like New York, Tokyo, Sydney and Paris. But by the way, what is matcha tea? And what can you do with it? Fine Dining Lovers tells you everything.
WHAT IS MATCHA TEA?
Matcha is green tea powder from Japan, which is more like green cocoa than classic tea. Its taste, high in vegetable notes, is slightly astringent and presents a sensation of tannin, as well as a slightly sweet side.
HOW CAN I MAKE MATCHA TEA?
To prepare a matcha bowl, simply put a little powder into the bottom of a cup, pour hot water and whisk the mixture with a bamboo whisk or the milk frother of an espresso machine.
CAN I COOK WITH MATCHA TEA?
Is matcha tea good for cooking? Absolutely! Matcha tea lends itself beautifully to pastries.
Here are some delightful recipes you can prepare with matcha tea:
MATCHA GREEN TEA LATTE
Hands down, one of the most popular ways to use matcha tea is to turn it into a latte.
GREEN TEA MOCHI
Matcha tea makes a spectacular filling for mochi cakes, the chewy Japanese treats perfect for any sweet tooth.
SUGAR-FREE MATCHA COOKIES
Technically, you could add matcha tea to any cookie and turn it a beautiful green hue. But it works best with sugar cookies.
RASPBERRY AND MATCHA TARTLETS
Just two teaspoons of matcha tea powder are enough to add flair to an ordinary fruit tart.
Still hungry? Now that you know what to do with matcha tea try your hand at cooking with elderflowers.