Green tea is heat-treated by steam to prevent the leaves from fermenting. After picking, the leaves are withered (an initial drying stage), then heat-treated, dried and packed. Green tea is delicate and pale, preserving some of the flavour and aroma of the fresh leaves. It is never drunk with milk or lemon.
If you’re craving a deliciously moist brownie, but don’t want the pang of guilt after – then say hello to these guilt-free brownies. Not only are they free from butter and sugar, but they contain matcha green tea powder: a superfood that’s otherwise known as a powerhouse of antioxidants.
This flavour is extremely popular in Japan and South Korea, and other parts of East Asia, and almost all ice cream manufacturers produce a version of it. The name matcha comes from a specific type of green tea used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Green tea ice cream is also sold in monaka form. Matcha green tea flavoured ice cream is a perfect dessert to serve after a Japanese-style meal.
Measurements can differ from country to country, so below we have outlined the measurements that we use at Aussie Taste. There is a dropdown selector you can use to have the recipe converted between metric and imperial. Most recipes have temperatures converted also.
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20°C.
Australian spoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 dessertspoon equals 15 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml.
All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed.
All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified.