Matcha Tea

Matcha is a finely ground powder made from specially grown green tea. The preparation, serving and drinking of matcha is ceremonial in China and Japan, but the drink itself has grown in popularity all over the world. Traditionally, the green tea powder is mixed with hot water with a bamboo whisk, and served without milk or sugar, even though it's quite bitter. For unusual flavor and striking color, we love to add matcha powder to desserts like panna cotta and mochi ice cream sandwiches. It's also great in cocktails blended with lemon juice, mint and cucumbers, or shaken with Japanese whisky and club soda. Find these recips and more in F&W's guide to matcha tea.

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Iced Matcha Latte
Dried Medjool dates provide subtle, fruity sweetness that pairs perfectly with the earthy flavor of matcha powder in this Iced Matcha Latte. After chopping the dates, all of the ingredients are processed together in a blender, then poured through a fine mesh strainer into a glass. Don't skip this step — it helps ensure your latte has a silky smooth texture. To finish, top with ice and you're ready to go.
Rose Matcha Latte
Matcha is a finely ground powder made from specially grown green tea, a method of tea brewing that dates back to the 12th century. The preparation, serving and drinking of matcha is ceremonial in China and Japan, but the drink itself has grown in popularity all over the world. Traditionally, the green tea powder is mixed with hot water with a bamboo whisk, and served without milk or sugar, even though it's quite bitter. Here, we blend matcha with oat milk for a light, creamy latte. Rose buds release their fragrance in the warm brew; if you can't find a matcha with rose buds, purchase dried rosebuds separately.
Matcha Recipes
F&W's best matcha recipes include a pound cake with almond glaze, a creamy matcha latte and more inventive ways to use the powdered Japanese green tea.
Matcha Latte
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A steaming hot matcha latte is a delicious drink that is easy to make at home. Tv host, cookbook author, and blogger Molly Yeh shares her easy recipe that calls for matcha powder, milk, and honey for sweetness. Slideshow: More Tea Recipes 
Matcha-Dusted Caramel Almonds
These supercrunchy, salty-sweet almonds are tossed in a homemade caramel, then dusted with fragrant green tea powder and sea salt.
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