Can we actually include happiness and well-being in measurements of economic progress? If so, then what are the indicators of someone being ‘happy’? If it’s value for cost, Matcha Green Tea powder is a good start. What are the signs of happiness? When you see someone smiling, wiggling the toes and dancing? Let’s put something on the table!
Many people are happy just to sit at a table with a friend and some tea. Start a tea ceremony at your house, and be the happiness the world is looking for.
In tea circles these days, there is a growing trend towards green tea. And I’m not talking about tea in tea bags, but the powdered Matcha green tea. Instead of seeping the tea leaves in hot water, Matcha is a purely Japanese speciali-tea where the whole leaf is dried and powdered. After hand-picking, the leaves are steamed, air dried, sorted, then destemmed, deveined and stone-ground to a fine powder.
I became a fan of Matcha after only trying it once. The flavor is complex. My first sip said grassy or vegetable. There was a slight bitterness. But the after-taste was remarkably sweet!!
For a hot and happy time with friends, heat some water. Add a few drops of the hot water to the matcha powder in your favorite cup. Make a paste. Then add more hot water. Stir to a froth with a bamboo whisk and enjoy! Get happy! You’ll probably find that adding 1/2 teaspoon to 6 ounces of water will be preferred by most. What about you? What will your favorite taste be?
Your friends are kids or otherwise not into sipping? Try adding green Matcha powder to a white or yellow cake mix! Halloween is coming up. Give it a try when turning normal foods … green!