Matcha has a whole host of health benefits that can be harnessed in delicious ways. You’re going to eat anyway, why not add an ingredient that packs a healthful punch at the same time?

What is Matcha?

Japanese matcha is made from specially grown green tea leaves that are ground into a super fine powder. A cup of matcha tea has less caffeine than a cup of brewed coffee.

Health Benefits of Matcha

- It’s high in antioxidants. - It gives you a non-jittery caffeine boost. - It boosts metabolism.

Which Kind of Matcha for Cooking?

When buying matcha, look for a vibrant green color, and definitely don’t go for the cheapest matcha you can find.

Matcha Dessert Recipes

This recipe for matcha panna cotta from Millennielle is surprisingly easy and so delicious.

Matcha Panna Cotta from Millennielle

This matcha dessert recipe from Pastry Affair for coconut chia matcha pudding combines two things I LOVE: matcha and chia seeds.

Coconut Chia Matcha Pudding from Pastry Affair

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