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15 Matcha Recipes That'll Help You Get In On This Trend

You'll forget regular green tea ever existed.
01/12/2015 08:00am ET | Updated January 16, 2015

We all know that green tea is full of health benefits -- just a few cups a day can help lower the risk of cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

That's why we think it's about time you got to know matcha, the finely ground powder made of whole, high-grade green tea leaves. Because you ingest the entire leaf -- not just the brewed water -- it's basically green tea on steroids. One glass of matcha has the antioxidant content of 10 glasses of regular green tea, and while it has a stronger caffeine punch than green tea (70mg in matcha vs. 25mg in brewed green tea), it's still considerably less caffeinated than coffee (163mg).

Not only is matcha full of health benefits, but everything it touches turns a delightful shade of green. It's become a darling of pastry chefs since it pairs well with almost any dairy (it is probably best known in green tea ice cream) and its rich, thick flavor stands up well to sugar.

Still unconvinced? Here are 15 matcha recipes that will have you forgetting tea bags ever existed.

1
Matchamisu
Oh, How Civilized
Get the Matcha Tiramisu recipe by Oh, How Civilized
2
Matcha Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
Food To Glow
Get the Matcha Yogurt Breakfast Bowl recipe by Food To Glow
3
Matcha Coconut Latte
Love & Lemons
Get the Matcha Coconut Latte recipe by Love & Lemons
4
Matcha Mochi Cupcakes
Tiny Urban Kitchen
Get the Matcha Mochi Cupcakes recipe by Tiny Urban Kitchen
5
Matcha Mochi Yogurt Pops
my name is yeh
Get the Matcha Mochi Yogurt Pops recipe by my name is yeh
6
Matcha Pancakes
Diane, A Broad
Get the Matcha Pancakes recipe by Diane, A Broad
7
Rich Little Brownies With Matcha Glaze
my name is yeh
8
Mango Green Tea Pops
Minimalist Baker
Get the Mango Green Tea Pops recipe by Minimalist Baker
9
Matcha Smoothie With 'Cream Top' Almond Milk
Food52
10
Matcha Shortbread Cookies
Two Red Bowls
Get the Matcha Shortbread Cookies recipe by Two Red Bowls
11
Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding
Choosing Raw
Get the Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding recipe by Choosing Raw
12
Matcha Ice Cream With Yuzu Citrus
Food52
13
Matcha Macarons
Bento, Monsters
Get the Keroppi Matcha Macaron recipe by Bento, Monsters
14
Green Tea Souffle
Just One Cookbook
Get the Green Tea Souffle recipe by Just One Cookbook
15
Matcha Truffles
Oh, How Civilized
Get the Matcha Truffles recipe by Oh, How Civilized

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