Matcha undeniably embodies a rich aroma and lingering sweetness. Derived from the green tea leaf originating in Japan, matcha is a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into an astounding number of goodies, including our matcha donut! Drizzled with #vegan chocolate, this delectable treat is #dairyfree, #plantbased & #crueltyfree!
Matcha is essentially green tea leaves that have been stone ground into a delicate powder. The form of matcha typically used in contemporary matcha culture (grabbing a matcha latte at Starbucks) is Usucha; which translates to "thin tea". In contrast, matcha that is used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies is Koicha; which translates to "thick tea". The consistency of the matcha essentially depends on the hot water to matcha powder ratio and whisking technique. All you need to know is that matcha is delicious.
Theres no shortage of creative uses for matcha; it's naturally sweet, earthy flavour adapts well to food and drink. In recent years, matcha has been incorporated into lattes, cocktails, savory and sweet dishes.
Matcha is also being recognized for it's high antioxident content in health and beauty sectors. Regular seeped green tea has long been known to have health benefits surrounding brain function, fat loss, and a lower risk of cancer, but matcha contains the entire leaf, making it exponentially more healthful than seeped green tea which only extracts a small amount of the leave's nutritional properties.
Who knew eating donuts could be sooo healthy?