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 !! 

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.
 
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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

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Matcha Green Tea Lassi














Lassi is a popular, traditional yogurt-based dink from India and Pakistan. Lassis are enjoyed as a hot-weather refreshment in Japan too but Green Tea Lassi is quite new!  Here is a recipe for Matcha Lassi. You can add more or less yogurt or water for a thicker or thinner beverage. 

Ingredients:

(for one person)
Yogurt (plain): 125g
Milk    :          100ml
SWEET MATCHA : 10g (3 tablespoons)

Lemon juice    1 teaspoon

*If you do not have SWEET MATCHA, you can use Matcha powder 2g and Sugar.

Preparation:
1. Put Sweet Matcha in a glass.
2. Add cold milk and beat well.
3. Add yogurt and beat well.
4. Add lemon juice and mix well.





 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MATCHA LATTE WITH RICE MILK


















How to prepare: Place 3 teaspoons of  SWEET MATCHA into a cup. Pour 90ml of hot water (90 ° C) into the cup and beat with mini capuchino mixer or chasen (Japanese traditional bamboo whisk). Prepare 30ml of hot rice milk separately and beat it as well. Pour the milk into the Matcha slowly. 

ティースプーン3杯の SWEET MATCHAをカップに注ぎ、熱湯(約90℃)を90ml注ぎ、カプチーノ・メーカーか茶筅で泡立てます。別のカップに温めたライスミルク30mlを注ぎ、同様に泡立てます。泡だったライスミルクを抹茶にゆっくり注ぎます。


Preparación: Vamos a empezar poniendo 3 cucharaditas de SWEET MATCHA en un vaso. Verter 90ml de la agua caliente (90ºC) y batir bien con un cappucchino maker o chasen (Tradicional batidor japonés de bambú) hasta conseguir bastante espuma en el Matcha. Prepara 30ml de leche de arroz separadamente y batirla bien. Vierta la leche en el Matcha lentamente. 




 








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 May, 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.
 The Matcha Shop

SWEET MATCHAが今なら40%引きです!

SWEET MATCHAは愛知県西尾産の抹茶を使用してつくられたインスタント抹茶ドリンクです。原料は抹茶と砂糖のみで、ホットでもアイスでも簡単に抹茶ドリンクが作れます。当店のオンラインショップはスペイン国内どこでも送料4,99€で48時間以内にご注文をお届けします。他のヨーロッパの国々へは大きさ・重さに関係なく送料一律料金16€でお届けします。この機会にどうぞご利用ください! The Matcha Shop

¡GRAN OFERTA!  40% DE DTO PARA SWEET MATCHA!!

Una gran oferta de The Matcha House para este mes!  Un 40% de descuento en The Matcha Shop para SWEET MATCHA 300g!!   SWEET MATCHA es una mezcla de té Matcha de alta calidad y azúcar. Producto fabricado por los exclusivos productores de té Matcha.  Producto de Japón. Apto para frío y caliente.  The Matcha Shop
 

Monday, May 19, 2014

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR SWEET MATCHA!!


40% OFF!! SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR SWEET MATCHA!!

The Matcha House is offering Special Discount for everyone who would like to enjoy our SWEET MATCHA!  Up to 30th May, 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.
 The Matcha Shop

SWEET MATCHAが今なら40%引きです!

SWEET MATCHAは愛知県西尾産の抹茶を使用してつくられたインスタント抹茶ドリンクです。原料は抹茶と砂糖のみで、ホットでもアイスでも簡単に抹茶ドリンクが作れます。当店のオンラインショップはスペイン国内どこでも送料4,99€で48時間以内にご注文をお届けします。他のヨーロッパの国々へは大きさ・重さに関係なく送料一律料金16€でお届けします。この機会にどうぞご利用ください! The Matcha Shop

¡GRAN OFERTA!  40% DE DTO PARA SWEET MATCHA!!

Una gran oferta de The Matcha House para este mes!  Un 40% de descuento en The Matcha Shop para SWEET MATCHA 300g!!   SWEET MATCHA es una mezcla de té Matcha de alta calidad y azúcar. Producto fabricado por los exclusivos productores de té Matcha.  Producto de Japón. Apto para frío y caliente.  The Matcha Shop


Saturday, May 17, 2014

JAPANESE GREEN TEA WORKSHOP IN BARCELONA




Photo: Kazumasa Horiuchi

"KOREKARA JAPON" is a charity event by Japanese artists living in Barcelona, who decided to do this event aiming at raising funds to send the affected area by Tsunami and for sending message of love and solidarity. During a month, they organize numerous activities such as exhibitions, workshops of traditional Japanese culture, concerts, selling handicrafts and Japanese sweets, among others. The inauguration took place on Thursday 6th March, 2014. There were exhibitions, a mini-concert, a flea market and more. The Matcha House participated on 21st March, giving a Japanese Green Tea workshop class.

Photo: Kazumasa Horiuchi 

In the Green Tea Workshop, we explained how to prepare Kabusecha and enjoyed Matcha sweets with premium Japanese Green Teas. Thanks to everybody, the workshop was successful. The tickets were sold out and we had a great time with all participants!  Thank you very much everybody. You can see more photos of the workshop here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.270986679742006.1073741896.126732084167467&type=1



Photo: Kazumasa Horiuchi  

This year is The Matcha House's 5th Anniversary and we are planning to organize more workshops and other events during the year. We will keep you informed!