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!
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.
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?!
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!