Matcha Frap (Green Tea Ice Cream) - TastyPlanner.com
Recharge and rejuvenate with the icy cool summertime treat full of all the health benefits of green tea!
You can purchase Matcha from a variety of online tea merchants. Here are some of the vendors I personally recommend:
Harney & Sons (www.harney.com/matcha.html)
Their Matcha ranges from $12-28 an oz (very reasonable).
TeaGschwender (www.teamerchants.com) also has a nice Matcha (as well as the exquisite and rare Match Hikari with is roughly $40.00/oz!)
If you would just like to try some Matcha for smoothies, lattes, and baking, try MatchaSource (www.matchasource.com). You can purchase 3.5 oz for $16.00. MatchaSource also sells the whisks and basins for traditional tea ceremonies.
However, if you are an avid green tea lover, opt for the higher grades and enjoy the smooth silky ride.
Recipe Source: Japan-Green-Tea.com
1 tsp matcha (powdered green tea)
1/2 c. ice
1 c. vanilla ice cream
1/2 c. milk
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Serve.
Add some berries for an antioxidant boost.