Traditionally associated with Japanese tea ceremonies, nowadays matcha green tea has undergone a boom in popularity and its vivid green colour and cleansing flavour are featured across a host of food and drink formats. We like to keep things simple though, and think that with its revitalising taste, matcha is perfect for a moment of pause to reset and reenergise. Its bright flavour also pairs well with ginger and mint, making it a great partner with a fresh salad or a healthy mid-afternoon snack.
GET THE BEST FROM YOUR BREW
Is there any prettier tea than the emerald green brightness of a freshly brewed matcha? It’s as much of a treat for the eyes as it is for the taste buds. To get the full benefits of matcha tea, we recommend letting it brew in slightly-cooled boiled water for 1.5 — 2 minutes, this should give it a tinge of haziness and a fresh, bright flavour with a hint of characteristic umami. And it can be enjoyed hot or cold! Lipton’s Green Tea with Matcha is a simpler alternative to traditional matcha preparation, which involves sifting Matcha powder and vigorously whisking it into hot water.