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Matcha Ice Cream Pop Up

 

Churn and Harvest Tea Company Matcha Pop Up

Come out and get some freshly made ice cream @churnsf on Sat. June 4th from 12pm-4pm at the Suruki Supermarket on 71 E 4th St, San Mateo, CA. They will be featuring a Matcha Stracciatella made with our matcha!

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20 Amazing Ways to Enjoy Matcha

Need ideas? Check out Shape Magazine's article about 20 different ways to use this magical green tea powder. 
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Matcha Tiramisu Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/8 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder and more for dusting
  • 24 lady fingers
  • 1 1/2 cups of cooled matcha tea
In a mixing bowl, mix the egg yolks and sugar until smooth. Fold mascarpone cheese and matcha in yolk mixture. Dip ladyfingers briefly in the matcha tea. Arrange the ladyfingers on the bottom of a dish. Spread the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers. Repeat the steps making several layers. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Dust with matcha powder before serving. 
It's a quick easy dessert that takes almost no time to prepare! 
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Matcha Granola

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp of matcha and a little more for sprinkling
  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of nuts/seeds
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp of melted coconut oil (or half a stick of melted butter)
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of salt

Pre-heat oven to 270 F. Melt coconut oil or butter and whisk in brown sugar, vanilla extract, and honey. Set aside. Pulse nuts in a food processor until it is chopped into small pieces. In a large bowl, combine nuts, seeds, oats, matcha and salt. Then drizzle the oil/butter mixture over oats and nuts. Toss to combine. Spread oat mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for an hour; stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool. If you like, you can sprinkle more matcha powder over the granola. Also if you like your granola sweeter, you can add chocolate chips and dry fruits. Enjoy!
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Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of milk, any type of milk you prefer
  • 3 tbsps of chia seeds
  • 2 tsps of honey
  • 1/2 tsp of matcha, add more for a stronger flavor


Mix the milk, honey, and matcha. Pour the mixture over the chia seeds and stir until the chia seeds are all covered. Refrigerate. After 10 minutes, stir again to make sure the chia seeds are not clumped together. Keep in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight. You can top it with nuts, fruits, yogurt, granola, etc. and enjoy!

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Huffington Post - Matcha Lifestyle

Matcha is the lifestyle and wellness trend of 2016! There is a great article in the Huffington Post covering the benefits and history of this powerful matcha green tea powder. 

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Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp matcha
Bring the cream, milk, and salt to a boil. Remove from heat. Whisk the egg, sugar, and matcha in a bowl (the matcha may not dissolve completely). Slowly pour the hot cream milk mixture into the bowl and whisk together. Transfer the mixture into a pot. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Pour mixture into a bowl and let it cool to room temperature. Then let the mixture chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Pour mixture into the ice cream machine and let it churn. Freeze and enjoy!
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Super Bowl Matcha Popcorn

Super Bowl is the ultimate snack day. For a healthier way to get your snack on this Sunday, whip up a big bowl of matcha popcorn. You can enjoy yourself without feeling too guilty! 

 

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels 
  • 1/2 tsp of matcha
  • 4 oz white chocolate chips (or milk chocolate)
  • Kosher salt
Pop the kernels and set aside. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second intervals. Stir between each interval until the chocolate is melted. Then stir in matcha powder. Transfer the popcorn to a large bowl. Drizzle the chocolate mixture and toss as you go. Make sure the popcorn is evenly coated. Season with salt. Set popcorn into the refrigerator until the chocolate has firmed up, approximately 10 minutes, and serve. 
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Matcha Yogurt Orange Almonds and Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl

Matcha Yogurt Orange Nuts and Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl
Ingredients:
  • 2/3 -3/4 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp of matcha
  • honey/maple syrup/agave to taste
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced 
  • a handful of chopped almonds, or any nuts you like, and chia seeds
Whisk yogurt, matcha, and honey together. Pour into serving bowl and top with slices of oranges and your choice of nuts. Enjoy immediately!
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About Matcha

What is Matcha?

Matcha is green tea leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant that have been stone ground to a fine powder. When producing Matcha, the plants are shaded from the sun 3 weeks prior to harvest. This allows the leaves to turn a deep shade of green and increase the production of nutrients like chlorophyll and amino acids. When the leaves are ready, they are carefully selected, steamed, and laid out to dry. The stems and the veins from the leaves are then removed before being stone milled into the fine bright green powder we call Matcha. 

 

History of Matcha

Matcha has been around for over 1000 years. It originated in China during the Tang Dynasty where green tea leaves were steamed and dried into bricks for easy storage and trade. The tea was prepared by roasting and pounding into a powder and mixing with hot water. In the 1100s, a Japanese Zen Monk introduced the practice of powdered tea to Japan. The monks found Matcha useful in staying calm and alert during many hours of meditation. In the 14th and 15th  centuries, Matcha became the drink for Samurais, Japanese royalty and the upper class. Matcha has maintained its popularity in Japan throughout the years. The Uji region in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan is known for being the largest and finest tea producing regions in the country. 

 

Benefits of Matcha

Matcha is a nutritional powerhouse. When you are drinking Matcha, you are consuming the entire tea leaf and getting 100% of the nutrients. Matcha is a superfood rich in antioxidants, amino acids, chlorophyll, and other vitamins and minerals. For years, Matcha has been valued for its wide range of health benefits:

  • Boost the immune system
  • Lower the risk of cancers and heart diseases
  • Increase metabolism
  • Improve concentration and memory
  • Detoxify the body
  • Induce relaxation and calmness
  • Increase energy level and endurance

 

Caffeine in Matcha

Matcha is a healthier alternative to coffee. Matcha can give you the caffeine jolt that you need without the jitters. Matcha has a high concentration in amino acids such as theanine, which balances well with the caffeine to provide you with a steady stream of energy throughout the day while keeping you calm and relaxed.  

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