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.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

SAKURACHA - Cherry Blossom Tea

The cherry blossoms Sakura starts blooming in Barcelona!  We are still in winter but near the spring. In Japan this season is called "Sankan Shion" (三寒四温), that means 3 days are cold, 4 days are warm.

Sakura are not only for viewing, but also for eating. In spring, people enjoy Sakura tea but also Sakura sweets. In Japan there are so many sweets made with Sakura,  Sakura manju, Sakura cupcakes, Sakura macarons, Sakura jelly, Sakura roll cake, Sakura daifuku...etc.

The Matcha House offer our Sakuracha to our European customers. Sakuracha is made from salt-pickled cherry blossoms of the yaezakura type of Japanese cherry tree. Our Sakuracha is from Kanagawa prefecture and it is made only with Sakura flowers, salt and Ume plum vinegar. Produced without dyes nor preservatives. Sugarless. It is 100% natural.

This spring, what sweet do you cook with Sakuracha?


✓as tea (Sakura tea is salty tea)
✓mix with Sencha or Genmaicha (green tea with Sakura flavor)
✓mix with Kombucha  (salty tea)
✓for cooking use (daifuku, manju, mochi, cupcakes, jelly...)
✓mix with white rice


Sakura Tea, or Cherry Blossom Tea, is made from salt-pickled cherry blossoms of the yaezakura type of Japanese cherry tree. 6 to 10 flowers in this bag. Available at The Matcha Shop


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