Many people like to eat matcha, but they don’t know the past and present of matcha. Is it a taste? Or a special powdered sugar? What is it made of? Why is it called matcha?
What is Matcha made of?
Although matcha is very popular in Japan, it originated from the Sui and Tang Dynasties in China and has a history of more than a thousand years. After matcha was introduced to Japan, the locals conducted research and improvements, turning matcha into the quintessence of Japan.
In fact, matcha is a kind of green tea. Fresh tea leaves are steamed every spring and then made into round tea cakes for preservation. It is baked with fire before eating, and then ground into powder with natural stone mill.
Matcha powder is different from green tea powder
Many people think that matcha powder is green tea powder. This idea is wrong. There is a big difference between the two in terms of production process, taste and nutrition.
High-quality matcha powder is dark green, dark green, mixed with grassy aroma and salty seaweed, tastes not astringent, slightly bitter; low-quality matcha is yellow-green in color, with messy aroma, and drinks and desserts made with it taste bitter and astringent very heavy.
Variety of matcha food
In the streets and alleys, almost any milk tea shop, dessert shop, or coffee shop has food related to matcha. Most of its consumers are literary youths and urban white-collar workers.
Matcha is a hotspot in the dessert world. This green powdery substance is often used to make milk tea, cakes, coffee, candy and even pizza. No matter what food, as long as it is combined with matcha, it can bring a refreshing breath.
However, the most wonderful thing is the matcha hot pot. A pot of green matcha soup, used to boil lamb and various vegetables, is simply the gospel of matcha lovers. But for those who hate matcha, it may be nauseating to just look at it.
Matcha originated in China, and now it is becoming more and more popular in the world. It incorporates cultural elements from various countries and creates a variety of delicious derivative foods. It is really “everything can be matcha”.