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.