Saturday/ drink your mat-cha

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A packet of matcha that I bought in Japan a long time ago. 

The Today Show of Friday morning featured matcha, a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves*.  Weatherman Al Roker and anchor Matt Lauer each took a sip and pulled a face.  The green tea has been around for centuries in Japan, but now gaining popularity here in the USA, especially in San Francisco.   So I would have to find a place that serve it up and try it.   I think the stuff definitely blows one’s hair back ! It looks a lot stronger than regular green tea.

*Green tea has epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in abundance, a polyphenol shown to pep one up and fight off diseases.

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I was intrigued by the unusual applications of the stuff : hot or cold beverage, in milk, or in desserts.

 

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