In case you haven’t heard yet, there is a new tea in town! Let me introduce this new friend of mine! If you are asking yourself: “huh what the heck is Matcha ?”, then take a seat and get to know some facts about the new “hipster tea”!
Matcha is a Green Tea with its roots in ancient Japan. Just like every Green Tea, it is rich in antioxidants, calorie freeand superhealthy. The only difference: This sweetheart does not come in a tea bag – it comes in powder-form. Why? Well simply because you want to consume the whole damn thing. Excuse my language ;)… I mean the whole leaf…so that you get all the benefits of this yummy tea consumption times ten!
It is served best without being exposed to too much heat, but can basically be used in every meal! Pinterest has already supplied us with a wide range of Matcha Inspiration Pics – from Pancakes to Muffins or Matcha Lattes – and I have to say it definitely replaces my early morning coffee fix. To be honest, Matcha is quite expensive but worth its price and can be stored for a long time under the right conditions. If you also want to replace your daily coffee with a delicious Matcha Latte, make sure to not use dairy milk – instead pick alternatives such as rice, soy or almond milk to maximize the Matchas’ impact. Its health benefits are numerous, ranging from concentration benefits to weight loss, improved digestion, beauty boosts and can also turn into a magical fountain of youth…haha no but seriously – just see for yourself and join the Matcha hype! You can only benefit from it 🙂
To top it off I made some delicious Matcha Mini Buns. I saw a recipe online and decided to make my own glutenfree, sugarfree, superhealthy Mini Matcha Buns (+ they are just super cute). Here is the recipe:
Ingredients you need:
80 g glutenfree flour (e.g. tefl or whatever you like)
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. Matcha
60 g sugar or sweetener of your choice
(I used agave syrup – in this case just take less, like 4 t.)
60 g melted butter or margarine
4 t. water
1 t. vanilla flavour
Add the egg-sugar mix and the flour-Matcha mix together and stirr again. Then gently fill into the mini bun tray using an icing bag if available.
Preheat the oven (upper and lower heat – 180°)
Bake for 10 minutes and voilà: here you go 🙂