SHOP WITH YUMMY: Where Can I Buy Matcha Powder?
Matcha powder is rich in antioxidants!
What's the deal with matcha, you ask? Aside from being absolutely delicious, it's a nutritional powerhouse! Think about it: when you're drinking matcha tea (matcha powder + milk or water), you're drinking whole tea leaves that have been crushed and ground into a fine powder, as opposed to drinking regular green tea wherein leaves are soaked then discarded.
Matcha powder gives you the full nutritional benefits of the tea leaves: minerals, vitamins, and a large amount of antioxidants. It does contain caffeine, but as opposed to the hit you get from coffee's caffeine, matcha gives you a more relaxed, calm, and long-lasting alertness.
You can use matcha powder in your baked treats for its earthy and herbal taste (it is delicious with white and dark chocolate), or simply whisk it into milk or water for a healthy drink.
Matcha powder is available online: check out The Superfood Grocer for organic matcha powder. You can also pop into specialty shops like Real Food in Molito, Alabang, where the matcha powder supply is regularly restocked. For baking purposes, matcha-and-sugar mixes are available at specialty baking shop Wonderbake. Click here to see their list of branches in Metro Manila.