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Matcha Popcorn

I’ve been wanting to try making matcha popcorn for a long time and finally got around to it when my mom unearthed our old air popper. First I popped half a cup of kernels. Every popcorn maker is different but that is the maximum capacity for mine. As they were popping, I whisked two teaspoons of matcha into four tablespoons of melted butter. It took quite a bit of tossing to get the popcorn evenly coated with the matcha butter mixture. A larger bowl would have been better to use for this purpose but I wanted to use glass as it was easier to clean.

The taste wasn’t super bold but there was a nice vegetal sweetness to it. I was worried about using too much but I was still able to taste the popcorn and the butter. Once in a while I grabbed a piece with a bit too much matcha on it, leaving a dry aftertaste. Otherwise I would declare this experiment a success. Next time I think that I might try making it a few different ways. Matcha salt and using coconut oil as a healthier alternative to butter both come to mind. Have you ever used matcha to flavor popcorn? I’d love to hear how you did it.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.