“Matcha Delight” – A Unique And Tasty Way To Enjoy Japanese Green Tea!
A delicious Christmas treat to be enjoyed all year round!
Traditionally, as a drink, matcha is only used in the formal Japanese tea ceremony (Chado). But in recent times, the powdered green tea is being added to make a range of drinks. It has become something of a trend lately in Japan and the Western world to mix matcha with milk and sugar to create refreshing beverages like smoothies. These new mixtures have proven to be a popular way of helping to keep matcha alive. So it is a pleasure to present to you the recipe for Matcha Delight, an absolutely tasty concoction created by Eiko Staines, Administrative and Accounting Manager for Japan Fooding Ltd.
- 2 tbsp natural bio-yogurt
- 1 tbsp clear honey
- 100ml semi-skimmed milk
- 1 tsp matcha
- 100ml diet lemonade
- 1 slice Clementine
- Mint leaves to garnish
- A container with lid.
- Bowl or jug
Spoon 2 tbsp of bio-yogurt into a container. Add 1 tbsp of clear honey and mix. Pour in 100ml semi-skimmed milk. Add I tsp of matcha and stir well. Place the lid on the container and secure tight. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
Transfer the mixture into a bowl or jug. Pour in 100ml of diet lemonade and stir gently. Serve garnished with mint leaves and a slice of Clementine in a large wine/cocktail glass and enjoy!
- A useful container with lid to use is an empty clean jam jar
- Take a bite of the Clementine slice before taking a sip of Matcha Delight. This will compliment the taste of the drink.
Throughout the year, Japan Fooding Ltd organise regular Japanese tea tasting at the wagashi outlet Minamoto Kitchoan in Piccadilly, London. Although Eiko’s unique fusion is only offered to members of the public during the tea tasting Christmas promotion period, there’s no reason why you couldn’t make and enjoy this wonderful drink at home any time of the year.
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Special thanks to Eiko Staines.