Category: Green Tea Recipes
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.
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.
Matcha roll is a popular Japanese cake. It is a refreshing sponge cake rolled with cream and red bean filling.