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Matcha Castella Cake

Save Print Matcha Castella Cake   Castella cake is fluffy and airy, with a very prevalent sweetness. It was introduced originally to Nagasaki from Portugal in the 16th century, and the recipe has been slightly modified to Japanese taste. The name is derived from the Portuguese term Pão de Castela, which means “bread from Castile […]

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Green Tea’s Health Benefit

Amid the global health crisis due to COVID-19, the world is desperate to find ways to slow the spread of the virus and find effective treatments. According to Live Science, more than 200 clinical trials of COVID-19 treatments or vaccines are either ongoing or recruiting patients. The drugs being tested include repurposed flu treatments, failed […]

steamed hojicha muffins

Steamed Hojicha Muffins

Save Print Steamed Hojicha Muffins   Steamed hojicha muffins are light and flavorful. Grind loose leaf hojicha in a cleaned electric coffee grinder to make hojicha powder (make sure the grinder is unplugged when you clean it). A perfect little treat for tea time! You can put anko (red bean paste) in the middle, or […]

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Matcha Brownies

Save Print Matcha Brownies   Matcha brownies are rich and soft, with a beautiful green cake on the outside and a rich chocolate with matcha undertones on the inside. This recipe includes walnuts, which are natural antioxidants. Ingredients for a 8″ x 10″ pan 60g (2oz) roasted walnuts 160g (6oz) white chocolate, chopped or use […]

matcha cheese cake

Matcha Cheese Cake

Save Print Matcha Cheese Cake   A cafe in Kyoto started serving matcha cheese cake in a masu (wooden sake cup) and it became a huge hit. We tried to recreate it and it tastes good. Plus, it’s not too hard to make. You can use your own cups! Ingredients 3-4 slices thin sliced bread […]

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Matcha Gateau au Chocolat

Save Print Matcha Gateau au Chocolat   Matcha cake with white chocolate. It is moist, rich and decadent! Ingredients 6 oz (150g) white chocolate, chopped (or use chips) 1 stick (113g) unsalted butter 4 egg yolks 3 Tablespoons (45g) sugar ⅓ cup (75cc) heavy cream 3 Tablespoons (30g) flour 4 Tablespoons (30g) matcha powder 4 […]

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Natural Immune Booster

Otsuka Seiyaku, one of Japan’s leading pharmaceutical companies, published an article on how to boost immune system on its website. While there are several ways, one of them is to consume green tea components. A study on 200 subjects shows that one group who was given green tea components (378 mg catechin and 210 mg […]

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Green Tea’s Antibacterial Action

Four students of a junior high school in Osaka, Japan did some research on their friends’ water bottles and found that sencha (classic green tea) prevents mold from reproducing! The result of their research was published in a Japanese science magazine. They took samples from the lids of the 43 water bottles from their friends. […]

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Boost the Immune System

There are some foods that help boost immune system according to the article on Healthline. The list includes citrus fruits, red bell peppers, broccoli, yogurt, almonds…and green tea! Green tea has an antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that enhances immune function. The article also says green tea is a good source of L-theanine, an amino […]

matcha almond latte

Almond Matcha Latte

Did you know that Martha Hunt, a Victoria’s Secret model, starts her day with a matcha latte? She substitutes almond milk for whole milk for its high energy, proteins, and fiber, and has zero lactose and cholesterol. When mixed with matcha that is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, almond matcha latte makes a perfect energizer […]