Matcha has been known in Japan for over 1000 years and has been used by the Zen monks. They have finely ground the highest quality green tea leaves and then poured them. The monks knew at that time that a shell matcha, corresponding to the healthy ingredients, corresponds to about ten cups of tea. But of course, Matcha does not only develop his superpower as tea, latte & Co., but also in cookie form. And because I bet on a maximum of green Christmas, we have green cookies this year.
Delicious and energizing: cookies with matcha
2 tsp Matcha powder
225g (vegan) Margerine
60g powdered sugar
1 pinch of salt
2 pieces of cardamom capsules
1/2 tsp finely grated organic orange peel
1/2 tsp finely grated organic lemon peel
300 g flou
For the dough you have to stir margarine, powdered sugar, matcha, salt and citrus peels creamy. Cardamom capsules in the mortar are roughly crushed, seeds and bowls separated and the seeds to fine powder mortar. Put the cardamom powder and the flour into the dough, beat it in foil and let it cool in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Roll out the dough on a 3-4mm thick flour dusted work surface and mold out various ornaments. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 170 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
You can find more recipes on the Kissa Tea website.
But what is Matcha?
It is the highest quality tea in the world, made from the best of the green tea plant. The leaves of the Japanese Tencha tea leaves are ground into green powder in traditional stone mills after the harvest. The plantations for the best varieties are overshadowed that the ingredients are not destroyed by the sun. Cheap products taste bitter by the way.
Matcha – Power source with lots of best ingredients
The focus is on the evening on the Supermodel’s Secret of Kissa Tea, which owes its name to the Supermodels – as it could be otherwise. They swear on the green powder as a healthy beauty booster. Even ten years ago, Eva Padberg & Co. have been interested in superfoods, such as the green magic potion. The green tea star is extremely rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that fights free radicals that attack the cells. Plus: The healthy ingredients ensure a radiant complexion, shiny hair, support the stress reduction and the fight against viruses. Sounds good, right?
Good to know
One gram of matcha corresponds to the five portions of fruit and vegetables, which are recommended as a daily dose. Matcha is also suitable for cooking and baking.
As a passionate coffee drinker, I was, of course, skeptical. But at the end of the evening I was actually speechless. Okay, I drank a traditional organic Matcha tea, tipped a shot in espresso size, tested a non-alcoholic “Matcha-rinha” and ate lots of cookies – when I went home by bike after the event from the other side of the city, I could have continued forever. My tiredness was like blown away. At home I wrote after eight hours in the editorial office and afterwards the Matcha-Event just two posts and at 11.45 pm I noticed that I actually wanted to make a telephone call. As a caffeine alternative, Matcha gets the highest number of me. Whether he makes me more beautiful now, remains to be seen. But the hope dies last, as is well known.
The trojan horse in the kitchen – Matcha
Preparation of Matcha latte as a coffee alternative
Two spoons (the small bamboo spoons are rubbed in the starter kit – or ½ teaspoons), covered with 80 ml of 80 ° C water and whipped frothy with the bamboo brush (also included in the starter set). Add foamed milk (especially delicious with a hint of vanilla) and add Matcha. Enjoy!
Kissa Supermodel’s biscuit
Starter set “Supermodel’s Secret” with organic Matcha from Japan (30g), bamboo spoon and bamboo brush from Kissa Tea, at 32 Euro. Available here