I love matcha green tea – its earthy flavour is perfect paired with creamy milk or in sweet cakes. When I was in Japan five years ago, I had lots and lots of matcha flavoured food and drinks – the Japanese really go crazy for their matcha.
Unlike regular tea, matcha comes in the shape of ground powder. You simply dissolve it in water or milk (or cake batter), and it instantly releases its heavenly flavour. I didn’t know that matcha green tea was also super healthy, it’s full of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins – so it doesn’t only taste great, it’s also good for you! Fab!
I always used to buy matcha at London’s Japan Centre or in Chinatown – but now you can also get it in regular shops, as Teapigs have just launched their organic matcha. It comes in a small tin with a super cute “muscly teacup” on it. You should be able to find it in most supermarkets or online. Yum!
Feeling inspired? Here’s my recipe for matcha raspberry cakes.