Cooking with Japanese Green Tea Matcha - utilizing European ingredients -

Hello everyone! This blog is a collection of recipes with Japanese Green tea Matcha. It is not easy to cook Matcha in Europe because it is difficult to find fresh Matcha powder at reasonable price and it is not easy to find recipes using material which you can find easily in Europe. We are trying to introduce easy recipes with Matcha utilizing European ingredients and recommendable Matcha powder. Enjoy a lot our Green Tea recipes! 【COPYRIGHT】All recipes and photographs are copyrighted and may not published elsewhere without permission.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Matcha Green Tea Cookies

Green tea is a very popular flavor for Japanese sweets.  If you are a beginner for Green tea desserts, Matcha cookies might be the perfect place to start.  Matcha cookies have the delicate flavor and beautiful color of green tea. Enjoy this unique flavor of these cookies!!


120g butter, softened
80g  powdered sugar
1 unit  egg yolk
190g flour
10g  Matcha Green tea powder

How to prepare:

1. With an electic mixer at medium speed, cream the butter.
2. Add the powdered sugar to the butter and continue beating until the mixture becomes yellowish white.
3. Add egg yolk and mix at lower speed.
4. Add sifted flour and Matcha powder and mix all with a rubber spatula.
5. When the dough is unified, cut (pushing out) the dough into pieces with spatula.
6.  Repeat this work (cut the dough with stapula) several times. This work is very important!
7.  Roll the dough into a thick log and wrap the log with the plastic wrap and chill it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
8.  Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut it into 2cm think each.
9.  Bake them for 20 minutes at 170ºC.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Matcha Workshop in La Rioja

Photos by Anna Tusell PãstryRevolution / The Matcha House 
Conversaciones Heladas 2016

Soft May wind, green grasses, wide vineyards, good music, wonderful food, delicious ice creams, nice wines, people's smile and pleasant conversations.....on 31st May, "Conversaciones Heladas 2016" took place in Logroño (La Rioja), Spain. La Rioja is internationally famous for the quality of its wines. It was a wonderful and unforgettable experience for The Matcha House. This big event was organized by Fernando Sáenz and his partner, Angelines González, who are both owners of the Ice-Cream manufacturer, Grate Obrador and Icre-Cream shop, Della Sera. This year they invited six speakers from various different professional fields for this event and The Matcha House was one of them. We were requested to speak about Matcha Green Tea. We talked about history of Japanese Green Tea, Cultivation and production of Matcha, health benefits and culture and uses of Matcha tea. In the afternoon, the people could enjoy some Matcha workshops with Yoko Yakushiji, the founder of The Matcha House, in the factory of Grate Obrador. Yoko explained how to prepare Matcha green tea using traditional tools such as bamboo whisk. Yoko also showed somer other Japanese ingredients in powder usuable for Ice Creams such as Yuzu powder, Hojicha powder, Chlorella powder and Purple sweet potato powder. We were very happy to see that people were very interested in our workshop. We really had a great time together with all participants. Thank you very much, Fernando and Angelines, for inviting us to this unique and special event. We hope that you will continue this wonderful event every year so that more and more people can enjoy this fantastic event.

The Matcha House Europe 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Japanese Tea Ceremony in Madrid

This weekend, The Japanese Culture Festival took place at The Royal Botanic Garden in Madrid. During 4 days, people could enjoy exhibitions of Ikebana (flower arrangement art), Suiseki (Japanese art of stone appreciation), and also several art performances such as Taiko (Japanese drum concerts), Kitsuke (Japanese kimono wearing), Koto (Japanese traditional Music Instrument), Shodo(Japanese Calligraphy) and Cha_no_yu(Japanese Tea Ceremony). The tea ceremony teacher, Eiko Kishi, explained how to prepare Matcha green tea and the manner in the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, and the art of its performance (it is called temae), using our best Ceremonial Matcha. We offered our Iced Sencha and Sweet Matcha for visitors. Many people liked our tea and we were very happy. Thank you very much, Asociación de Ikebana de Madrid team, for inviting us to this event.

マドリッドの王立植物園は今の季節、緑が青々としていました。都会にいながら鳥たちのさえずりしか聞こえない静かな空間。その中にひっそりと佇むヴィジャヌエバ・パビジョ ン会場で日本文化イベントが厳かに行われました。4日間にわたる生け花と水石アートの展覧会、日本太鼓、着付け、琴演奏、書道、茶の湯などのイベントは、 ヨーロッパ各国からの来客者で賑わいました。ポーランド、スウェーデン、ノルウェー、フランス、ブルガリア、イギリス、などなど、いろいろな国々の言語が 飛び交い、特に東欧からの来客者の方々が多かったような印象を受けました。日本庭園・茶室を模した茶道のイベント会場では、素晴らしい琴の演奏の後、 Asociación de Ikebana de Españaの皆さんによる「茶の湯」が行われました。着物を見事に着こなし颯爽と歩く日本人女性の美しさにはただただ見とれるばかりでした。また、 Asociaciónの皆さんは、毎日沢山の来客者の方々に、お抹茶とお菓子(本格的な和菓子の浮島)を振る舞ってくださいました。ざ・抹茶はうすから は、水出し煎茶と甘いグリーンティを提供させていただきました。この素晴らしいイベントに今年も参加させていただくことができ、本当に光栄に、大変嬉しく 思っております。有難うございました。
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