Since if been ridiculously busy with preparing my farmers market booth, to sell my hand blended tea’s at our local farmers market here in grand junction. I’ve decided to post a little something with tea in it. yay! tea!
Japanese Matcha powder that mystical tin of bright green powder your not sure if you should buy, because you don’t know what you would do with it or how to use it.
well i’m telling you buy it! that lovely green powder is green tea leaves that have been stone ground into a delicate green tea powder.
This beautiful bright green powder is the staple ingredient that is used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies that started in the 12th century, it has amazing health benefits, and a beautiful distinct flavor. To make tea the powder is sifted and whisked with hot water. Traditionally, Japanese tea ceremonies (called chanoyu) were centered around the preparation and serving of the delicious and beautifully green matcha tea.
At the root of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony from which the matcha ritual stems, is the notion of mindfulness and the japanese ichi-go ichi-e (“one time, one meeting”), the idea that every encounter is a unique one and can never be the same. In terms of tea drinking, this means that each particular occasion and experience, and each cup of matcha, can never be replicated and so should be treasured.
So just like the traditional Japanese tea ceremony every time you eat one of these cold, gooey and sweet ice cream sandwiches think of the Japanese saying ichi-go ichi-e (“one time, one meeting”), and savor/treasure every amazing matcha strawberry bite.
~Using matcha green tea to make desserts is very common in japan and pairing green tea with strawberry is a popular choice as well.~