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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How to prepare Matcha tea

Preparing Matcha tea(抹茶) is very easy!  Get good Matcha at good price and enjoy your Easter Holiday with good tea!  Our spring promotion ends on 20th April, 2011.

How to prepare Matcha tea: 

 Pour hot water into the bowl Discard the water. Using a bamboo tea scoop, place 2 teascoops of Matcha into the bowl. Add 160ml of hot water. Briskly whisk the tea using a bamboo whisk. Begin slowly to dissolve the matcha, then move very briskly back and forth as fast as you can in the middle of the tea bowl. Whisk in an “M” or “W” pattern. The whisk should be vertical and barely touching the bottom of the bowl. When a soft light foam has developed, slowly lift the whisk from the center of the bowl. Drink right away, before the powdered leaves have time to settle again. Matcha is traditionally served with a small sweet.

Matcha is high in Vitamins

Vitamin A: 3 times more than carrot
Vitamin B1: 5 times more than spinach
Vitamin B2: 7 times more than spinach
Vitamin C: 4 times more that avocado
Vitamin E: 9 times avocado 

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