Today I want to talk about the truly amazing and unique ingredient that has completely taken over my kitchen in recent years: matcha!
If you haven't heard of matcha before, or if you're just not sure what all the fuss is about, I'm here to tell you all about this incredible ingredient that we're so passionate about at SANA and why it should be a staple in your pantry.
First off, let's start with what matcha actually is. Matcha is a type of green tea that comes from Japan. The tea leaves are shade-grown, which means that they are protected from the sun and develop a higher concentration of chlorophyll, giving them a bright green colour. Once harvested, the leaves are then ground into a fine powder, which can be used to make tea or added to smoothies, baked goods, and more.
What sets matcha apart from other teas is its incredible flavour and colour. The flavour is slightly sweet and grassy, with a nutty and earthy undertone. The powder is also a stunning shade of bright green, making it a fun and unique ingredient to use in the kitchen.
But matcha isn't just about its great taste and stunning appearance, it's also incredibly healthy. Matcha is packed with antioxidants, which help to protect the body from free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. It also contains caffeine, which can help to boost energy levels and improve focus and concentration.
If you're new to matcha, I recommend starting with a simple cup of hot tea. Simply whisk the powder into warm (not hot) water until it is frothy, top up with hot water, and enjoy. We have everything you need in our SANA Matcha Tea Set to elevate your matcha making ritual!
From there, you can start to experiment with using it in other recipes. I love to add it to my smoothies, mix it into my baking, and even use it to make matcha lattes. It's also a key ingredient in our SANA Plant Protein Matcha Granola.
In conclusion, matcha is an amazing ingredient that I just can't get enough of. Whether you're looking for a delicious and healthy ingredient to add to your recipes or just want to try something new and unique, matcha is definitely worth giving a try.
Kylie Jane, xoxo