Recipes and Tips:
CAFE GRADE MATCHA TEA
Gotcha Matcha™ is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, especially the potent and renowned catechin, EGCg. Matcha contains caffeine, which stimulates the body, and amino acids, which relax the mind. A serving provides 3 to 4 hours of mild steady energy. Perfect for focusing on work, meditation or play. Vibrant green in color, matcha tea has a pleasing aroma and a rich full-bodied taste.
Add Gotcha Matcha™ to your favorite green tea recipes. Froth with milk, blend with fruit or add the rich taste of green tea to desserts, sauces and pastry.
Once opened, store canister in the refrigerator to help maintain freshness.
What is cafe grade matcha?
Cafe grade matcha is made with less delicate tealeaves, has a
stronger flavor and is ideal for using in cooking, baking and mixing
with milk/yogurt drinks. The price of ingredient grade is related to
how green the matcha powder is, denoting the quality of tealeaves used.
The greener, or "younger" a matcha is, the more expensive.
Why sift matcha?
For the same reason bakers sift flour before using. The static
electricity in the air encourages powders (be it flour, baking powder,
cocoa, etc) to stick together and form clumps. The same is true with
matcha green tea powder. Sifting matcha smoothes it out and lets it
blend better into your drink or cooking recipe.
Matcha Green Tea Latte – Hot or Cold
Add 8 oz steamed milk to 1 tsp Gotcha Matcha™. For best results mix matcha powder with 1 tbsp hot water in the bottom of your cup, then add steamed milk. When using an electric frother, add milk to matcha and froth in a tall glass. Pour over ice for a chilled Iced Green Tea Latte. Sweeten to taste.
Matcha Honey Recipe from "New Tastes in Green Tea"
1/2 tsp matcha + 1 tsp hot water
1/2 cup honey, any kind
1. Mix the matcha and hot water, and stir briskly until the paste becomes smooth.
2. Add to the honey and stir until blended to make this tea-flavored spread.