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! Visit our web site www.thematchahouse.com and please send your messages to info@thematchahouse.com !! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Matcha Green Tea Fresh Cream Chocolate





Last week we enjoyed a Green Tea Workshop in Barcelona and to acompany Matcha tea, we served these Matcha Chocolates and Hojicha Chocolates. The attendees liked them very much, so, as promised to them, we hereby publish our recipe. These Green Tea chocolates are called Matcha Nama Chocolates (抹茶生チョコ)in Japan. It is truffle size but its recipe is much easier than those of truffle. It melts in your mouth and Matcha fresh flavour remains in your mouth....simply, it is delicious!

Ingredients:

190g of white chocolate
10g of butter
90ml of cream
10g of honey
10g of Matcha

10g of Matcha (for sprinkle)
Used mold (tupperware) of 10cm x 16cm x height 3cm

Preparation:

1. Put Matcha in a heatproof bowl.
2. Add cream slowly and mix well.
3. Add honey and mix well.
4. Heat 3. in the microwave for 1 minute (500W).
5. Immediately add the white chocolate (previously
cut) and mix well. Add butter as well and mix well.
6. Heat again 5. in the microwave for 30 second (500W). Mix well again.
7.
Cover the square mold with baking parchment.
8.
Pour the mixture into the mold.
9.
Chill in the refrigerator more than 4 hours or overnight.
10. Remove the mixture and cut into square pieces of 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm*
11. Sprinkle Matcha on the chocolates. 

* Use hot knife to prevent sticking.
 


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KOI SENCHA 40 BAGS
For a quick and convenient cup of authentic Japanese green tea, our Koi Sencha consists of 2.5grams of high-quality Uji Sencha leaf. This tea bag comes in a unique pyramid shaped silk tea bag, and will not affect the taste as traditional paper teabags are known to do. 40 sachets in a re-sealable package ensuring freshness. 


KOI HOJICHA 40 BAGS
For a quick and convenient cup of authentic Japanese green tea, our Koi Hojicha consists of 2.5grams of high-quality Uji Hojicha leaf. This tea bag comes in a unique pyramid shaped silk tea bag, and will not affect the taste as traditional paper teabags are known to do. 40 sachets in a re-sealable package ensuring freshness. 
















KOI GENMAICHA 40BAGS
For a quick and convenient cup of authentic Japanese green tea, our Koi Genmaicha consists of 2.5grams of high-quality Uji Sencha leaf, Genmai (toasted brown rice) and Matcha (high-quality green tea powder) . This tea bag comes in a unique pyramid shaped silk tea bag, and will not affect the taste as traditional paper teabags are known to do. 40 sachets in a re-sealable package ensuring freshness.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hojicha Green Tea Fresh Cream Chocolate





Last week we enjoyed a Green Tea Workshop in Barcelona and to acompany Matcha tea, we served these Hojicha Chocolates and Matcha Chocolates. The attendees liked them very much, so, as promised to them, we hereby publish our recipe. These Hojicha Green Tea chocolates are called Hojicha Nama Chocolates (焙じ茶生チョコ)in Japan. It is truffle size but its recipe is much easier than those of truffle. It melts in your mouth and Hojicha savory flavour remains in your mouth....simply, it is delicious!

Ingredients:

190g of white chocolate
10g of butter
90ml of cream
10g of honey
10g of Hojicha powder

10g of Hojicha powder (for sprinkle)
Used mold (tupperware) of 10cm x 16cm x height 3cm


Preparation:

1. Put Hojicha powder in a heatproof bowl.
2. Add cream slowly and mix well.
3. Add honey and mix well.
4. Heat 3. in the microwave for 1 minute (500W).
5. Immediately add the white chocolate (previously
cut) and mix well. Add butter as well and mix well.
6. Heat again 5. in the microwave for 30 second (500W). Mix well again.
7.
Cover the square mold with baking parchment.
8.
Pour the mixture into the mold.
9.
Chill in the refrigerator more than 4 hours or overnight.
10. Remove the mixture and cut into square pieces of 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm*
11. Sprinkle Hojicha powder on the chocolates. 

* Use hot knife to prevent sticking.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

GREEN TEA WORKSHOP IN BARCELONA 18-OCT














Do you live in Barcelona and love to learn how to prepare Japanese green tea? In this workshop, you will be able to learn how to prepare Kabusecha, Matcha, Hojicha and some other kinds of Japanese green teas with Director of The Matcha House.

GREEN TEA WORKSHOP IN BARCELONA 18-OCT

Place: Interior de té
Address: Carrer Milton 1, 08012 Barcelona
Date: Saturday, October 18
Time:  6:30pm - 8:30pm
Reservation: 931 72 62 79
Language: Spanish
Professor: Yoko Yakushiji (The Matcha House)
Price: 25 

Directora de The Matcha House ofrecerá un taller de degustación de té verde japonés tradicional. hablará sobre
Infusionar Kabusecha,
infusionar houjicha,
infusionar Matcha tradicional y acompañarlo con dulces tradicionales japoneses
matcha latte vs.houjicha latte
y, si sobra tiempo, hablará del genmaicha.
serán dos horas interesantísimas, guiadas por el humor y el profundo conocimiento de ella.
precio 25€
plazas muy limitadas, imprescindible reservar con antelación en la tienda.


Interior de té
Carrer Milton 1, 08012 Barcelona
Saturday, October 18
at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Reserva: 931 72 62 79
 
 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

MATCHA & MOCHI WORKSHOP BARCELONA 15-SEP


Do you live in Barcelona and love to learn how to cook Matcha Daifuku?  In this workshop, you will be able to learn how to cook Mochis and how to steep Japanese teas with Director of OCHA University from Kyoto.

Curso organizado por Comerjapones.com

¿Te gustan tanto los mochis como para no perderte ningún Mochitsuki Taikai? Ahora puedes aprender a hacer tus propios mochis caseros y descrubrir los secretos de la pastelería japonesa con matcha. Haremos helado de matcha, helado de hôjicha y helado de yuzu, que podremos utilizar... como relleno del mochi. También prepararemos daifukimochi relleno de anko y shiratama mochi con salsa de matcha. Recibiremos al maestro Yasuharu Matsumoto (Director de OCHA University, Kyoto) y a Yoko Yakushiji (Directora de The Matcha House) y degustaremos distintos tipos de té verde japonés como el hôjicha, el kabusecha y las hojas recién recogidas de la cosecha de este año.

京都宇治でおぶぶ茶苑を経営し、お茶大学の学長でもある松本靖治氏とComerjaponésとThe Matcha Houseのコラボの楽しいコラボがついに実現します。摘みたての宇治の新茶をおいしく淹れて抹茶白玉、大福、抹茶アイスをつくります。

Temario del curso de mochis y pastelería japonesa
◾Anko: cómo elaborar de forma artesanal la pasta de judía roja azuki, imprescindible para hacer daifuku mochi o dorayaki.
◾Daifuku Mochi: aprenderás a hacer el mochi de la buena suerte, relleno de pasta de anko.
◾Shitatama mochi: una versión en miniatura del mochi, cubierto con salsa dulce de matcha.
◾ Helado de matcha casero. Para tomar tal cual o para usarlo como relleno de tus mochis.
◾ Helado de hôjicha casero. Para tomar tal cual o para usarlo como relleno de tus mochis.
◾ Helado de yuzu casero. Para tomar tal cual o para usarlo como relleno de tus mochis.

Te enseñaremos la técnica para hacer mousse de chocolate, el relleno básico para, a partir de aquí, poder mezclar otros sabores.

Té Sencha frío para dar la bienbenida al curso.
Los alumnos se llevarán un obsequio cortesía de Lékué.
Se entregará la siguiente documentación: apuntes, recetario y diploma acreditativo.
Degustación de tés japoneses de The Matcha House.



Sep 15 12:00 - 14:00

Sep 15 20:00 - 22:00

Lugar: Miele Center Barcelona. Via Augusta, 24-26, Barcelona
Comprar ticket:
https://www.comerjapones.com/cursos/curso-mochis-y-postres-con-matcha-Barcelona

Al final del curso degustaremos todas las elaboraciones que prepararemos en clase, acompañadas de varios tipos de té verde.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

GREEN TEA WORKSHOP IN BARCELONA 14-SEP






















GREEN TEA WORKSHOP IN BARCELONA

Do you live in Barcelona and love to learn how to prepare Matcha? In this workshop, you will be able to learn how to prepare Matcha and 6 other kinds of Japanese green teas with Director of OCHA University, Kyoto, Japan. 

バルセロナにてお茶大学の講師と7種類の日本茶の淹れ方を学び、抹茶菓子とお茶を愉しむセミナーを開催します。

Si eres un auténtico adicto al té verde japonés y quieres aprender todo sobre té verde, no debes perderte este evento. Recibiremos al maestro Yasuharu Matsumoto (Director de OCHA University, Kyoto, Vice-presidente de Obubu Tea Plantation) y a Yoko Yakushiji (Directora de The Matcha House, Official Japanese Tea Advisor) y aprenderemos cómo preparar más de 7 variedades de té verde japonés del estilo de Kyoto y degustaremos pastelería japonesa elaborada con té verde Matcha.


GREEN TEA WORKSHOP IN BARCELONA

Té Sencha frío para dar la bienvenida al curso.
1. Té Matcha    抹茶
2. Genmaicha   玄米茶
3. Hojicha     焙じ茶
4. Kabusecha   かぶせ煎茶
5. Roji-Sencha  露地煎茶
6. Yuki-Sencha 有機煎茶
7. Sakuracha   桜茶
8. Paastelería japonesa elaborada con té Matcha 抹茶菓子
Los alumnos se llevarán un obsequio cortesía de The Matcha House.


Plaza:  20 personas
Precio: 25€
Fecha: el 14 de Septiembre 18:00-20:00
Lugar: espai ku (Canvis Nous 1, Barcelona, España)
Idioma: español/inglés/japonés
Reserva: enviar un email a info@thematchahouse.com
 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream


































Ingredients:
 

Cream (for mounting) 200cc 
Sugar 80g (in total)
Egg* 3 units
Matcha 2 tablespoons (8g)
hot water to dissolve Matcha:  3 tablespoons 

* buy the freshest eggs

Preparation:

1. In a bowl, put the Matcha powder and add 5g of sugar and 3 tablespoons of hot water. Mix it well with a spoon.
2. In another bowl, put the eggs and beat slowly adding 35g of sugar. Mix in blender until it turns white.
3. Whip the cream addint the remaining sugar. Must be consistent. Mix 1. & 2. Then add 3.
4. Using rubber spatula, mix all like cutting.
5. Put it in a bowl and freeze more than four hours. No need to mix in the middle of the freeze. 

 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Marble Cake with Matcha

MARBLE CAKE WITH MATCHA

Today we had a meeting with one of our business partners: Copihue Tea. They are from Republic of Chile and are going to start selling our Matcha from July, 2014. They kindly brought us this cake for the meeting (it was a pleasant surprise!)  The cake was absolutely beautiful and delicious!! Everyone loved the cake and enjoyed it with our new iced green tea. We are happy to share the recipe provided by Copihe tea.
 
Ingredients:

4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 cups of milk
3 eggs
3 tablespoons of butter
2 cups of sugar
3 tablespoons of MATCHA powder


How to prepare:

1. In a bowl, pour the butter, sugar and whole eggs, and beat it.
2. Add the flour and baking powder, alternating with the milk. Mix well.
3. On a plate place a part of the mixture (about 10 tablespoons) and mix with Matcha powder.
4. Into a buttered mold, pour first half of the white mixture.

5. Pour green tea mixture (carefully,  not to cover completely the white mixture, pour into the middle).
6. Finally pour remaining white mixture. 
7.
Adjust the oven temperature to 180º and cook for about 50-60 minutes.
8.
Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely.
9. Crush white chocolate and melt stirring in a separate saucepan. Add Matcha powder. Cover the cake with this green chocolate.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Iced Matcha

Photo: Te apetece Matcha frío?

SWEET MATCHA + agua + hielo 
SWEET MATCHA + water + ice
SWEET MATCHA + 水 + 氷

Consigue SWEET MATCHA con 40% de descuento!
http://shop.thematchahouse.com/product.php?id_product=179 SWEET MATCHA + water + ice   = Iced Matcha
SWEET MATCHA + 水 + 氷    = 冷やし抹茶


Pure Matcha Green Tea poured over ice. We are sure that the easiest Iced Matcha Drink is this!  You only have to add water and ice to SWEET MATCHA and you will get this delicious Matcha drink!

Of course, with SWEET MATCHA, you can prepare other kinds of Matcha drinks, for example, 

SWEET MATCHA + hot water = HOT SWEETENED GREEN TEA
SWEET MATCHA + water + ice = ICED SWEETENED GREEN TEA
SWEET MATCHA + hot water + hot milk = HOT MATCHA LATTE
SWEET MATCHA + water + milk + ice = ICED MATCHA LATTE
You can use soy milk or rice milk instead of milk.
 
NOW 40% OFF FOR SWEET MATCHA!!

The Matcha House is offering Special Discount for everyone who would like to enjoy our SWEET MATCHA!  Up to 30th June, 2014. Check our our online store and get 40% OFF!!!   SWEET MATCHA is high-quality instant Matcha powder with sugar manufacturered by exclusive Matcha factory in Japan. Make your own ice or hot blended Matcha beverages and smoothies. Ready to serve hot or cold.
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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Matcha Handling Instructions


Matcha Handling Instructions
 
Matcha Clumps
You may notice that Matcha may experience clumping. Unless the clumps are caused by excess moisture, they will not affect the quality of Matcha. If you see clumps in Matcha, there are a number of possible factors including, static electricity, moisture, Matcha particles and movement during transportation. Since Matcha is so finely ground, vibrations can cause static electricity to build within the container which may create clumps. We recommend using the tea strainer.

How to store Matcha:
Matcha is very sensitive to the effects of moisture and high temperature. So it is important to store Matcha properly. It is recommended that Matcha be stored in a dark and cool area or in a refrigerator. Storing Matcha in humid areas is not recommended as it can affect the quality of the Matcha. On hot and humid days, when you take the Matcha out of refrigerator, wait for it to become room temperature in order to avoid the Matcha absorbing humidity. Direct sun light and florescent light also may damage the quality of Matcha. Be sure to re-seal the Matcha in its storage container and do not leave the Matcha bag open.


For further information about the products of The Matcha House, please call us at +34.93.209.0724 or email to info@thematchahouse.com.  You will be able to see our product catalogue here.
 
抹茶のお取り扱い方法について

抹茶のダマについて:
「開けたらダマになっていた」といった内容のお問い合わせをいただくことがあります。一般的にダマになる原因として考えられることとしましては、①静電気  ②水分、湿気 ③抹茶の粒子 ④輸送時の振動 ⑤製造工程の篩い掛け などがあります。静電気が置き易い乾燥した時期は特に注意が必要です。また、抹茶 は微粉末であることから製品をゆすったりすると振動で抹茶同士が固まってしまうことがあります。また、抹茶を点てる前に一度茶漉しをしようしていただくこ とをお勧めします。

抹茶の保管について:
抹茶は高温多湿に弱く、また直射日光や蛍光灯の光などによっても品質に影響を及ぼすことがあります。また、水分や湿気を含んだ場合につきましても、変色や 劣化を起こす可能性があります。従いまして、製品を保管する際は、冷暗所や冷蔵庫にて保管すること、また開封後は速やかに密閉して保管することを実施して ください。冷蔵庫から製品を出してお使いいただく際は、特に夏季の湿度の高い時期はすぐに開封せず、常温に戻してから開封してください。開封した際に湿気 を吸い込むと抹茶が固まってしまい、ダマになることがあります。
  

Instrucciones para guardar té Matcha

Grumos de Matcha:
Puede encontrar unos grumos en Matcha. Estos grumos están causados por el exceso de humedad, que no afectará a la calidad de Matcha. Si encuentra grumos en Matcha, hay un número de posibles factores incluyendo, la electricidad estática, la humedad, las partículas de Matcha y movimiento durante el transporte. Como Matcha es tan finamente molido, las vibraciones pueden causar electricidad estática dentro del contenedor que puede crear grumos. Recomendamos que utilicen el colador de té.

Cómo guardar Matcha:
Matcha es muy sensible a los efectos de la humedad y alta temperatura. Debido a esto, es importante almacenar Matcha correctamente. Recomendamos que almacene Matcha en un lugar oscuro y fresco o en un refrigerador. No es recomendable almacenar Matcha en zonas húmedas ya que puede afectar la calidad de Matcha. En los días calurosos y húmedos, cuando saque el té Matcha de frigorífico, espere a que se convierta en la temperatura ambiente para evitar que Matcha absorba la humedad. La luz directa del sol y la luz fluorescente también puede dañar la calidad de Matcha. Asegúrese cerrar el envase del Matcha y no dejar la bolsa abierta. 


Japan Tea Advisor Yoko Yakushiji, The Matcha House Europe