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What Is Matcha Tea? How Do I Use It?

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What Is Matcha Tea? How Do I Use It?

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.

Try this easy recipe made with almond milk.

GREEN TEA MOCHI

Matcha tea makes a spectacular filling for mochi cakes, the chewy Japanese treats perfect for any sweet tooth.

Here is the tempting recipe.

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.

This recipe proves it.

RASPBERRY AND MATCHA TARTLETS

Just two teaspoons of matcha tea powder are enough to add flair to an ordinary fruit tart.

Learn how to make this raspberry matcha tart.

Still hungry? Now that you know what to do with matcha tea try your hand at cooking with elderflowers.

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Comments
  • andrysmith said on

    thanks for the great recipes, definitely going to try the cookie one, do you think you could post some ice cream recipes using matcha?

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