While it has become popular in the west in the last few years, matcha has a history that goes back much farther. The stone-ground powder of high quality Japanese green tea, matcha has long been used in Japanese tea ceremonies. Read up on the history and health benefits of matcha to learn more!
Making Matcha Beverages
Of course, the first use for matcha that comes to mind is a warm, steaming cup of tea. Matcha’s longevity speaks for itself, and sometimes, the traditional route is the way to go. But there are other ways to enjoy drinking matcha.
In the summertime, keep your healthy habits going strong with this recipe for iced matcha. Try substituting matcha for tea leaves in this simple syrup recipe to make a rich and creamy steamer! Personally, I love mixing a bit of Plum Deluxe’s vanilla matcha powder into a cup of hot chocolate for an even more decadent treat.
Cooking With Matcha
Matcha is an exciting culinary tool to work with, and it is a bit easier to mix into your baking project than standard tea leaves. Matcha provides a great caffeine boost, so it can be a great addition to your next breakfast creation. Imagine waking up to these incredible sour cream matcha muffins! Crepe lovers will enjoy the unique flavors of these matcha crepes.
No article on what to make with matcha powder would be complete without a few good matcha dessert recipes. Make dinner an event to remember by topping it off with this bright and beautiful matcha mousse. Or make this springtime matcha layer cake the showstopper at your next tea party!
The most fun way to figure out what to make with matcha powder is to be creative. Let Plum Deluxe’s flavored matcha powders inspire you. Make something tropical with strawberry guava or mango matcha, or add more substance to your sweet, creamy desserts with vanilla matcha. We can’t wait to see what you create!