What is Matcha?
Matcha is a powdered green tea that is typically used in the Japanese tea ceremony. It is made from the highest grade of Gyokuro Japanese green tea. The finest shade-grown tea buds are plucked, the stems and veins are removed, and the leaves are carefully ground into a fine powder. Grinding can take up to an hour to produce 30 grams of matcha.
What is it used for?
In addition to being used for the Japanese tea ceremony, matcha is also commonly used as an ingredient in sweets.
- 1/3 cup hot water (not boiling)
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tbsp raw, local honey
- ½ heaping – 1 tsp ceremonial grade matcha (1 tsp if you like a stronger flavor)
- 1/4 tsp culinary, edible lavender
1. Pour hot water into your favorite mug
2. Add matcha to water
3. Whisk briskly for about 1 minute until blended well and dissolved
4. In a high-powered blender, blend almond milk, honey and culinary lavender buds.
5. Blend well.
6. Pour milk, honey and lavender mixture into your mug.