How did we go 18 years without ever hearing of matcha? In case anyone out there is still left in the dark, matcha is a very fine, high quality green tea powder with an uncannily saturated coloration and equally pungent aroma. In other words, you’ll know matcha when you see/smell it. Although matcha is not your typical flavor, turns out you don’t have to look far to find it on dessert joint menus. Here’s a compilation of what we’ve scouted out thus far.
Green Tea Frappuccino – Starbuck’s
Or if you prefer, Green Tea Latte – Starbuck’s
Matcha Kit Kat and Pocky
Matcha macarons – Audabon Bakeshop, Philly
“A Matcha Made in Heaven” cupcakes – Twelve Baskets – A Cupcake Company, Philly
Green tea mille crêpe – Lady M Confections, NYC
Bamboo and matcha opera – Sadaharu Aoki, Paris
Matcha blend green tea – Costco’s
Two types of green tea noodles from the Asian market
Matcha green tea hand soap that really does smell like matcha! – Home Goods
Aside from the store-bought, we were even lucky enough to get to chow down on these goodies from our baking savvy friends!
More matcha cupcakes (shout out to Fiona!)
Matcha Japanese cheesecake (loaf style courtesy of Amy!) Recipe below!
Thanks so matcha for reading! ^_^