Where Can I Get Matcha?

Decorating By corpsequeen Updated 25 Mar 2011 , 1:56am by corpsequeen

corpsequeen Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 4:35am
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I need matcha to make green tea cupcakes. Does anyone know where I can some? I've never bought it before, is it a brand of green tea or just a type of green tea? I need to know what I'm looking for. Thank you!

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DanaG21 Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 4:39am
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I purchased mine at Whole Foods, in Washington. Any type of organic food store should carry it. Make sure you get the powder and not the tea and be prepared it's expensive. To save time I'd call the stores first to make sure they have it. Good luck.

corpsequeen Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 4:41am
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Thank you!

jstoops08 Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 4:46am
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I think its green tea ground into a fine powder. I searched on Google and Amazon.com and got a few of these sites as results. Hope that helps you out and good luck!

http://www.teavana.com/

http://www.matchasource.com

http://zenmatchatea.com/matcha/store

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_5_13?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=matcha+powder&sprefix=matcha+powder

jstoops08 Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 4:50am
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DanaG21, thank you for mentioning that! As a newbie baker I used chai tea leaves in a cake I was making... it smelled great, but was the most horrid bitter tasting thing ever! We ended up chucking it in the trash. I wouldn't want anyone else to have that happen to themicon_razz.gif

JessDesserts Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 4:55am
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I got mine at Whole foods.

corpsequeen Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 7:05am
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Thank you for the links! They were very helpful. Im a little discouraged by the price icon_sad.gif hopefully I can afford it if I can find it. I don't believe we have whole foods here in so cal. I was going to look at henrys.

corpsequeen Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 6:26am
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So neither trader joes nor henrys carys matcha. Does anyone know where I can find matcha in southern calfornia? (riverside area). I'm also looking for carob and yogurt chips which neither store carries :/

Nusi Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 7:02am
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i got mine from ebay... while we are on the subject of matcha cupcakes which recipie are you guys using?

Kayakado Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 1:35pm
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I bought green tea leaves and ground and sifted them myself. I used a green tea that I use for cups of tea.

corpsequeen Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 1:53am
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Originally Posted by Kayakado

I bought green tea leaves and ground and sifted them myself. I used a green tea that I use for cups of tea.


there's an idea, can you share specific directions on how to grind and sift them? I don't know anything about tea.

corpsequeen Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 1:56am
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Originally Posted by Nusi

i got mine from ebay... while we are on the subject of matcha cupcakes which recipie are you guys using?


I found a recipe on this site for green tea petite fours, I was going to give them a try as cupcakes.

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