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We all know what matcha is by now, it's been enjoying it's time in the spotlight and looks like it is here to stay to kerb your caffeine cravings. We're not complaining. Not complacent with just being a special form of green tea, matcha has been used to create some tasty, healthy green alternatives in both drink and food form. We've picked a few goodies to share with you and these simple recipes can be enjoyed any time of the day. Enjoy!

Matcha Smoothie

Move over spinach, matcha is the green smoothie everyone wants a bit of these days. Summer may be behind us here in the UK but this can still be enjoyed, no matter the weather. Created by the experts at Bloom Tea, add in the Bloom Tea Sunrise Matcha for a natural energy boost first thing in the morning banner_27Sep16_2
  • ½ teaspoon matcha
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • 6 frozen white seedless grapes
  • 2/3 cup of brewed green tea, cooled
  • 1 teaspoon of bee pollen
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of hemp seeds
  • 3 Brazil nuts
  1. Put all of your ingredients into a blender or processor and blitz until smooth, then enjoy!

Matcha Coconut Frappè

Another creation from the award winning Bloom Tea. Add in Bloom Tea Cleanse Matcha to restore energy if you are drinking this throughout the day. banner_27Sep16_1
  • ½ tbsp matcha
  • 1/3 cup plant milk of choice
  • ½ vanilla bean, scraped
  • tiny pinch of high quality salt
  • 1 heaping tbsp agave/maple syrup / coconut sugar
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1.5 cup ice cubes, slightly crushed by hand or by using ‘pulse’ on a blender
  • 1 cup coconut milk, (or other but coconut milk makes it creamy and fabulous)
  1. Add all ingredients listed above except the ice cubes and coconut milk to a blender and blend until completely smooth without any matcha lumps. Using an immersion blender works great too.
  2. Divide the green milk in the two glasses, add the slightly crushed ice, pour over the coconut milk and sprinkle some additional matcha powder and freshly grated nutmeg to make it extra pretty!

Matcha Cupcakes

Call us old fashioned, but you kind of can't have 'tea' without cake... This delicious, simple baking recipe comes from our friends at Kissa Tea (have you checked out their Popcorn Genmaicha Green Tea? Yes, popcorn tea!). Use the Kissa Matcha Tea for cooking when baking as its fine texture is ideal for recipes like this one. banner_27Sep16_3 For the dough:
  • 175g softened butter
  • 175g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g flour
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Matcha
For the frosting:
  • 350g fine sugar
  • 175g softened butter
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp Matcha
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Start exploring the different kinds of matcha available and get cooking here: Matcha


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