Posted by Dan | Posted in Announcements, Recipes, Tea, contests | Posted on 23-02-2010
Tags: Announcements, contests, green tea, matcha tea, Recipes, tea shots
So we are proud to announce that tea shots have been added to our online store. What exactly is a tea shot? Well i’m glad you asked! A tea shot is a sampling of some of our more popular blends of tea. They contain enough tea for a large teapot and is perfect if you want to test out a blend before committing to a larger quantity of tea. It’s been extremely popular at our location in Mapleview Mall and we will be expanding our selection of tea offerings in the near future.
Because the tea shots are so compact you can now easily carry some great loose leaf tea with you wherever you go- throw it in a backpack (they are made of food grade plastic so no worries of it breaking), in your purse, car, or take it to grandma’s house. I know that Grandma will absolutely love it.
We also have our matcha green tea powder available in tea shots. You get 6 grams of premium matcha tea. What exactly is matcha? It’s green tea that has been ground into a fine powder at a stone mill. Instead of making a tea out of green tea leaves you are actually ingesting the entire leaf therefore getting many more of the health benefits than you would from a cup of tea. For those that may not be familiar with the world of matcha, this is a great way to explore this great Japanese tea ceremony tradition. Also because each shot is sealed you can pick up multiple matcha shots and only open as much as you need – keeping the rest of your matcha stash nice and fresh.
These days matcha can be found in a plethora of recipes. I’ve had matcha pancakes, matcha cheesecake, matcha muffins and of course my all time favourite: matcha green tea ice cream. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Try adding a teaspoon of our matcha to some softened vanilla bean ice cream for an incredible homemade matcha green tea ice cream. Tip: I find using a spatula and folding over the ice cream and matcha works best.
- Make a hot (or iced) matcha green tea latte
- Add a dash of matcha to yogurt or your breakfast cereal
- Give your post workout smoothies a supercharged kick with a teaspoon of matcha
- Bake a matcha cheesecake
- Serve up some matcha pancakes
- And anything else you can think of!
Really the possibilities are almost endless with what you can do with matcha. Do you have any great ideas you want to share? Maybe a recipe that you tried and was fantastic?
Respond and let us know how you are using your matcha and we’ll pick three random people to receive a free matcha tea shot! Our contest will close Feb 28th at midnight, so make sure you respond here by then!