I was at this Japanese food fair the other day and found this green tea in powder form from Japan. It is rather expensive. A tiny tin costs almost RM30 but I bought it anyway because it says that it can be mixed with hot or cold water. It seems more convenient than the green tea leaves that I have which need hot, boiling water to steep. Moreover, I can use the green tea powder in baking cakes and bread as well.
It has a very nice fragrant and mix easily in hot water. The colour is really green. There is another variety which the sales promoter said is more suitable for those who do not want a too ‘cold’ version. That other variety has been mixed with some other thing to make the green tea less ‘cold’. Cold here is not referring to the temperature but rather the effect it has on our body. If you are pregnant or mensurating, avoid taking too much green tea because it may cause more bleeding during your period.
My friend Samm of OrganicParade.com told me that concentrated green tea is very good when one has a headache. She said it will reduce stress as well. I don’t know about that but I sure like to down many mugs of green tea and hope to pee away the stresses. Hehehe. It is diuretic so it feels good to get rid of bloating.
I took these photos with my kick-ass expensive Nikon micro lens. Still experimenting with all the buttons.