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So Matcha to love about Matcha!

Matcha here, Matcha there, Matcha is everywhere! We’re sure you’ve heard a thing or two about this colourful (and delicious) foodie trend that has swept into cafes and stores all around the country, seemingly overnight.

But how much do you really know about this mysterious green powder that’s sending foodies and influencers into a frenzy? Well, you’ve come to the right place, we’re here to make you fall in love with the magical properties of Matcha!

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A brief history

 Originating from Chinese tradition and then grounding its roots in Japan as far back as the 10th century, Zen Buddhists used traditional green tea leaves in a way that they were dried and powdered and then added to hot water to create a delicious and nutritious ceremonial drink for the generations.

Believing in the clarifying properties of the ground green tea leaves, ‘Sencha’ or what is now known as Matcha was considered by 12th century Zen Monk, Eisai, as an ‘Elixir of Immortals.’

Through his introduction of the product into Japanese society, tea plantation owners in Japan have since continued to perfect the process for developing and maximising the most potent and therapeutically beneficial Matcha products.

Health Benefits

Matcha is renowned for its numerous health benefits, which has become a driving factor in its popularity in western culture, subsequently being labelled as a ‘Super food.’ According to online sources, a serving of Matcha tea is the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regularly brewed Green Tea, as the entire leaf is consumed when ground, not just the particles infused in hot water.

Increased metabolism and weight loss, mental clarity, immunity to disease and detoxification are just a few of the amazing benefits of consuming Matcha and Matcha products, so what’re you waiting for?!

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How to use Matcha

We at Tang Food Emporium are your go-to stockist for all things Matcha, ranging from traditional ground powders to flavoured sweets and confectionaries.

Whether you’re looking to consume this antioxidant filled product traditionally, or use it as an ingredient for cooking and baking, we have something in store for you! Matcha can be used in so many popular recipes to give a distinct and vitamin packed punch including its use in cakes, biscuits, smoothies, yoghurts, ice-cream and cocktails; the possibilities are endless!

We bet you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the amazing-ness of Matcha, that’s why our friendly staff in-store are always here to help you understand and learn how to use our array of South East Asian products.

Visit Tang Emporium in the Melbourne CBD today and discover how much you love Matcha!

 

 

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Matcha – Biscuits with crunch… and flavour!

At Tang: The Asian Food Emporium, like you we love Matcha. Made form Green Tea extract we stock a wide range of Matcha products – Biscuits, Chocolate, Cakes, Icecream, drinks,… Here are some of our more popular biscuits and chocolate Matcha delights – and some delicious drinks from Taiwan in Apple, Mango, Banana and Papaya flavours.

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Bourbon Biscuits are made in Japan. This week we have four varieties from Bourbon and one from Country Ma’am.

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From Bourbon let’s start with Mini Sylveine Matcha biscuits. Coated in delicious milk chocolate (but relatively dark), these are delicious little triangles of Matcha flavoured biscuit with a sweet creamy central layer. Each 140g packet holds 14 biscuits, more than enough for morning or afternoon tea – or both!

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Also from Bourbon we present the Mini Baum Rollup ‘Uji’ cream Cookie. A sweet Matcha flavoured treat, each 148g packet holds 16 individually wrapped rollups or ‘Uji’. A Matcha outer layer enveloping a creamy sweet inner biscuit. Try them, you’ll love them.

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For a more traditional style biscuit Bourbon offer the Alfort ‘Uji’ Matcha Cookie. A traditional baked biscuit with a delicious Matcha topping. The 168g Packet contains 16 scrumptious biscuits. A must for your kitchen, your office or you handbag!

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And the final offering from Bourbon is the Roannu ‘Uji’ Matcha Cookie. Each individually wrapped cookie is two biscuit layers with a central creamy and sweet Matcha layer. Each 148g packet contains 20 delicious cream biscuits. Perfect to enjoy with a steaming cup of green tea.

With Matcha originating in Japan, these biscuits are all authentic and contain genuine Matcha Powder (Green Tea).

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Our final Matcha Biscuit this week is from Country Ma’am, another Japanese biscuit brand produced by the Fujiyama Corporation. This is a parfait biscuit – perfect for adding to those sweet desserts, like Matcha ice cream, or vanilla for that matter! Why not chocolate? It’s a light refreshing Matcha parfait that adds a gentle crunch to any dessert. Each 147g packet carries 14 individually wrapped parfait biscuits. So good, so nice!

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Perhaps you may like to try a range of flavoursome and delicious milk drinks from Taiwan. Mango, Apple, Banana or Papaya. Each drink is sold in a 500ml can that is great for chilling and all contain real fruit juice in a milky base. Try one, try them all – they’re different but delicious.

Please come and make your selections in our store – 185 Russell St  – 7 days per week, open daily from 10am until 11pm. To find any item visit our website and look up the country of origin to discover the products store location here.

Or ask our friendly staff when you are stocking up on your weekly groceries.

Tang: The Asian Food Emporium – Melbourne’s best selection of Asian groceries. Shop with us – you’l feel like you’re home again.