Matcha is stone-ground, fine powder of specially grown and processed Japanese green tea. The green tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for about three weeks before harvest, and the stems and veins are removed in processing. Many of you are familiar with green tea ice-cream offered at Japanese restaurants or ‘green tea lattes’ at Starbucks. Matcha is now being used internationally in all kinds of drinks, desserts (i.e. bavaroise) and even as seasoning (i.e. for tempura)….