Matcha is gaining popularity in the United States.
Green Tea was originally an item of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) of China.
The Song Dynasty (960-1279) improved the green tea when they developed the process of making it a powdered commodity which could stored for a period of time and be whipped with hot water in a bowl when convenient.
In 1191, the powdered green tea made its way to Japan along with Zen Buddhism.
Tea plantations soon developed and today it is gaining fast popularity in the United States.
These days, green tea is synonymous with the Japanese diet as well as the American. It compliments each meal of the day, and is often paired with a small sweet. It is used to flavor many different kinds of sweets, drinks, and even liquors. As green tea continues its popularity in the American diet, it will undeniably turn the purist’s eyes to the purity of Matcha.
Green tea is able to be a component in even the most common recipes and mixtures, and as such is undoubtedly somewhere in almost everyones life. Everything from green tea beverages, green tea foods, and green tea scented lotions, potions and creams it is increasingly a way for American consumers to satisfy their desire for more healthy and / or spiritual alternatives.
Matcha, the powdered Green Tea that can be added to so many foods!
- 1 cup of plain yogurt
- Add some ice cubes
- Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of matcha
- Care to add a little honey as well?
- You can also add any fruit to the smoothie.
- Banana is a common compliment to the matcha at smoothie shops.
- Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries? Why not?