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What Can I Do With Matcha?

Matcha is gaining popularity in the United States.
Green Tea was originally an item of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) of China.

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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!

Matcha Smoothie

  • 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?
  • Enjoy!


About MatchaGT by ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the Smoothie Essentials blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. MatchaGT – the super premium Matcha Green Tea Introducing Matcha GT, the super premium Matcha Green Tea. Matcha GT is nature’s natural source of energy and antioxidants. Used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha provides a powerful pick-me-up plus antioxidants and other health benefits to keep the body, mind and spirit in perfect balance. While many forms of green tea are strained or brewed, Matcha GT uses the whole tea leaf providing the full benefits and bold taste of whole green tea powder. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing Benefits: Natural Caffeine – longer lasting energy Antioxidants – to fight cancer causing free radicals Chlorophyll – powerful blood cleanse Coffee concepts and juice bars across North America including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smoothie King, and Booster Juice have recently started selling Matcha Green Tea smoothies, frappes, and lattes, promoting the great taste and health benefits of green tea.

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