Try this: Matcha

What is it?

Matcha is powdered green tea. It has been traditionally consumed for hundreds of years in Japan.

How do I use it?

Matcha powder is traditionally mixed with hot water and whisked to make tea. It can also be mixed with frothed dairy or nut milk to make a matcha latte, which is becoming popular in cafés. Matcha powder can also be used to flavour desserts, such as green tea ice cream, or added to smoothies.

Is it healthy?

Green tea contains small amounts of numerous components with antioxidant activity. The amount of caffeine in your matcha tea will vary but will be more than your usual tea and nearer that in a cup of instant coffee.

Brands to try

Matcha Matcha

Blackmores Superfood Powder

Recipe idea

Green tea and vanilla ice cream

First published: April 2017

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