Matcha green tea being whisked in a bowl

Matcha

Matcha green tea! That’s all the tea world is buzzing about these days. On this page, you’ll find useful posts that I’ve written about the trendy green stuff.

What is Matcha Green Tea?

Matcha is a powder made from green tea leaves that are shade grown. The good stuff only comes from Japan! It’s often touted for its health benefits because it has high levels of antioxidants as well as caffeine and L-Theanine.


How to Make It

Unlike most teas, matcha is whisked rather than brewed. It does not dissolve in water so you might need some tools to make it. A lot of people find this part intimidating but it’s a piece of cake once you get the hang of it. You can improvise with items you already have but I highly recommend getting yourself a high-quality bamboo whisk.


Get Nerdy with Your Matcha

Just as you’ll find with other kinds of tea, there’s a world of complexity to explore with matcha. The cultivar, harvest season, and region all have an effect on what your tea will taste like.


Recipes

Matcha green tea is easy to incorporate into just about any recipe because it is a powder. I really love the balance that it gives to desserts. Just remember that a little bit of green tea powder can go a long way.


Other Uses for Matcha

Matcha isn’t just for drinking. You will find it in everything from beverages to beauty products. These are some ways that you can use it at home.


Where to Find It

Good tea can be hard to find, especially when it comes to matcha. It is important to buy from a supplier that you trust. These are some of my favorite companies (in alphabetical order).

Is there something you’d like to know more about but don’t see here? Shoot me an email at nicole@teaformeplease.com!