Thursday, May 7, 2015

RECIPE: Matcha with Honey (Using Green Tea Powder)





I bought a package of green tea powder a few days ago, and decided to make my Matcha at home today. The result is absolutely great!! It is great to enjoy with meal and snacks. It is refreshing with the ice, and the honey makes it even better. I can happy that I made it in a big pitcher! 


NOTE: For green tea powder, don't use VERY hot water. Use water that is around 70°C(158°F) - 80°C(176°F). I just mix around 3/4 of hot water with 1/4 of cold water.  


Ingredients

3 scoops of Green Tea Powder 
(the scoop is included in the box, one scoop = ~1/2 teaspoon) 
3/4 cup of Hot water
2 + 1/4 cups of cold water
2-5 tablespoons of honey
Ice Cubes

Measuring Cup/bowl
Spoon
Pitcher

Directions


1. In a 2-cup measuring cup (or any cup/pitcher/bowl), add 3 scoops of green tea powder and honey. Honey is the only sweetener in this recipe, so you can add a little bit more than usual. I really like honey, so I add around 3-4 tablespoons. Why not add honey in the end? Because this is a cold drink, adding honey in the end, it will not mix that well. 


2. Add 3/4 cup of hot water + 1/4 cup cold water in a cup. 
3. Add the mixture of water into the green tea powder + honey cup.
4. Mix it with a spoon until you don't see any more powder.
5. Transfer it into a larger pitcher. (The green color looks like photo below)


6. Add 1-2 more cups of cold water into mixture. Mix well.
7. Add ice cubes in a glass cup.
8. Pour the Matcha in the glass cup with ice cubes.


Matcha is also a very healthy drink because it:


  • Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories
  • Detoxifies effectively and naturally
  • Calms the mind and relaxes the body
  • Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
  • Enhances mood and aids in concentration
  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • Prevents disease
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Source: http://matchasource.com/health-benefits-of-matcha-tea/ 



Start by ordering your ingredients on Amazon today!



Matcha Green Tea Powder - Organic Ceremonial Grade - Japanese (1oz)


Matcha Green Tea Powder - Powerful Antioxidant Japanese Organic Culinary Grade - 113 grams (4 oz)


MatchaDNA Organic Powdered Matcha Green Tea, 10 Ounce


1x BambooMN Brand - Chasen (Tea Whisk) + Chashaku (Hooked Bamboo Scoop) for preparing Matcha + Tea Spoon

34 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe!! I've tried it and I really liked it :) I'm looking forward to more recipes!!

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    1. Hi Wenjing! Thanks for trying it out!! What kind of Japanese food/drink do you like?

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  2. god i've tried it too at home(used slovenian ingredients but still) so good *.* if you add little lemon juice it's even better try it :P

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    1. Hi Karin, lemon juice sounds like a great add-on! It will be sooooo good and refreshing for summer time!

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  3. Since beginning of December kids are relishing the chocolates each day, from the advent calendars counting up to the actual Christmas day. ​matcha powder where to buy perth

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  4. wow this looks like a fun and tasty recipe great for the summer thanks for this refreshing recipe

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    1. You are welcome! It's super refreshing for summer! And you can make hot matcha for winter too. You can basically make different recipes from these matcha powder: matcha cake, Matcha Creme Brulee, matcha latte, etc.^^

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  5. I have some matcha in my kitchen but wasn't sure what else I could make with it. Great recipe, I think I will try it out.

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    1. Thank you for stepping by! You can also try to make matcha cake, Matcha Creme Brulee, matcha latte, even matcha ice cream if you have an ice cream maker! :)

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  6. this seems like such a refreshing summer drink. thanks for sharing

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  7. Great recipe, I'll have to try it. I like that you listed the benefits of drinking matcha. Right now, I drink green tea from tea bags, but I've always wanted to buy matcha. I have been inspired. Thank you!

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    1. You are welcome! Matcha might be a little bitter if it gets too concentrated. That's why I add honey to make it less bitter and + honey is great for you too! I hope you will enjoy matcha!

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  8. it's delicious and easy recipe to enjoy this season!!! very original ...love it!!

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    1. Awesome! This will be a great drink during summer time!

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  10. So many amazing benefits of Matcha! I have an organic japanese Matcha that I drank during the winter, and I will definitely be trying your recipe for summer, thankyou!

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    1. Sounds great! I love Matcha too, and I use it for desserts and cakes as well! :P

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  11. This is the kind of recipes I need because with my cooking skills this is the kind of "meals" I can "cook" thanks for the recipe.

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    1. >_<! A lot of delicious drinks/food are very easy to make! Don't worry! ^^

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  12. Japan has rich tradition of its tea culture and there are several locations in Japan which are famous for their tea production.
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  13. I enjoy Green Tea and I will be happy to try out this recipe for sure.

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  16. i just began drinking Matcha tea and I love it!

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