Green Tea powder

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.

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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.

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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.

Post Author: Lilian

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7 thoughts on “Green Tea powder

    moo_t

    (June 21, 2007 - 7:30 pm)

    Agree, the RM30 Matcha are good shit(TM). Last time, it used to cost ~RM25. It seems they use some high tech freeze grinding method(grinding will generates heat) to retain the tea flavour. Finish it in 3 months. Unless you store the tea in the freezing compartment, otherwise it will oxidise faster than you though(very Sam-tung).

    Corren

    (June 22, 2007 - 12:02 am)

    Hi. I’ve bought powdered green tea before from Genki Sushi. It is not as expensive as the one you bought. I think I paid only rm10 for it. The amount of the tea is not much… maybe about 50-70gm but it lasted me almost 3 months (I drink every morning) as I only needed a little to make a cup of tea as green as the one in your picture! 🙂 Give Genki powdered green tea a try. 🙂

    moo_t

    (June 22, 2007 - 12:16 am)

    BTW, I got this trying to put comment on your site. Antispam plugin went nasty?

    “Your comment was rejected as your browser’s user agent string has changed since you viewed the post.”

    rizlan

    (June 22, 2007 - 5:20 pm)

    I lurrrve green tea sponge cakes from the japanese bakery in isetan klcc.

    Jian

    (June 22, 2007 - 5:28 pm)

    Hm? I buy about 200gm less than RM10 : P I think RM7..got it from a shop in Pulau Tikus that sells Jap food.

    pixen

    (June 28, 2007 - 12:17 am)

    I’d tasted Matcha powder from Japan & China before. I strongly suggested to get the Japanese version. The China matcha is bitter compared to Japan. But beware though cos some exporters from Japan imported matcha from China. The best I ever tasted is from Ippodo which i used mainly for Chanoyu. The powder is very fine, smells great and with sweet after-taste. The color is nice leaf green unlike from China which is gaudy. Well, I guessed it’s the matter of taste… maybe the lesser quality can be use for culinary…

    pixen

    Gwen

    (June 29, 2007 - 4:00 am)

    There’s a normal kind of macha powder and the expensive sweet version of macha powder, the former used in baking and your everyday additive use. I found the latter to be more expensive tbh, because you only use a little and it goes a long way (kind of like saffron) but the sweet kind is used for GREEN TEA ICE BLENDED! and other varieties of drinks, so you don’t heat it to add sugar.

    I don’t know if when they say “cold” they just mean cold compressed, however that does yield the freshest flavor having not been despoiled by a heat source.

    The cost of a bag of sweet macha powder at the local japanese grocer – USD10

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