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How to enjoy matcha in traditional ways

There are so many different ways to enjoy matcha tea as it is such a versatile ingredient. Its creamy and earthy flavour pairs very well with drinks, desserts and savoury dishes.

Here we present some traditional recipes from different countries so you can get inspired and try something new!


Matcha Mooncakes - In Chinese culture, roundness symbolises completeness and togetherness. A full moon symbolizes prosperity and reunion for the whole family. Round mooncakes complement the harvest moon in the night sky at the Mid-Autumn Festival.

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Matcha Mantou - also known as Mó, refers to plain steamed buns which originated from China. They are usually made of white wheat flour, but other ingredients, such as corn flour, sweet potato, pumpkin, matcha powder are sometimes added to the dough.

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Matcha Boba Tea - also known as pearl milk tea, bubble milk tea, tapioca milk tea, boba tea, or bubble tea, is a tea-based drink that originated in Taiwan in the early 1980s.

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Milk Tea Jelly - is a sweet indulgence that is well-loved across Asia. Variations of this drink, such as the Milk Tea Jelly, is enjoyed in unique combinations that are creamy yet cool and refreshing at the same time.

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Matcha Pakis Pandan - A delicious sweet bun originating in indonesia. It is traditionally made in a half moon shape, green on top and more browned on the bottom. Soft, sweet and comforting!

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Matcha mochi - made from glutenous rice flour or pounded sticky rice, sugar and water as well as a filling. While eaten year-round, mochi is a traditional food for the Japanese New Year, and is commonly sold and eaten during that time.

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Matcha Wagashi - are traditional Japanese confections that are often served with green tea, especially the types made of mochi, azuki bean paste, and fruit. Wagashi are typically made from plant-based ingredients.

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Matcha Red Bean Bun - consists of two delicious components: a leavened dough wrapper that’s pillowy soft and fluffy filled with a creamy, sweet paste made of adzuki beans.

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What do you think? Will you give matcha a try?

Check out the recipe for healthy matcha panna cotta here and our article on the 11 health benefits of Matcha here

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