Matcha is a special green tea powder traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies, though it has taken on many different forms such as desserts and specialty drinks in both the East and West in more recent years. The powder, ground from tea leaves that have been shaded from the sun, is rich with nutrients and flavor. Just a small amount of powder is enough to make one serving of matcha tea, so a little goes a long way — which is good, because matcha itself is expensive to produce, and typically sold at around $20 or more for less than 40 grams of powder!
Where to Find It For Less
Whenever I buy matcha for my own personal use, I like to look for the best deal on eBay. Now I realize that some users on the internet may have qualms with purchasing or dealing on eBay, but in recent years, the famous auction site has greatly improved and heightened their security and quality standards, especially for sellers. so the likelihood of being ‘scammed’ on eBay in this day and age is very low.
That aside, eBay is a great place to find a product that would be hard to find elsewhere, or to find a popular product for an exceptionally low price. I have personally found matcha available in 60 gram pouches for less than $4!
Granted, the stuff you find for less may not always be “Japanese ceremonial quality”, but it’s great for everyday usage, such as baking, making morning lattes, or just mixing up a cup of tea for yourself to enjoy. Also, eBay is just one source out of several possible websites on the internet, perhaps you might come across a really sweet deal for the magical green powder!
Not To Be Confused With “Green Tea Powder”
Another important thing to remember when looking for matcha on discount is to not confuse it with other tea powders. You can tell the difference between matcha and other tea powders by judging if the powder or liquid is either green or a yellowish color. For authentic matcha, you want a bright green color.
More Matcha Means More Possibilities
So now that you have your new matcha powder that you found for less, what should you do with it? Well,there are tons of blogs and websites to find ideas for how to use your matcha powder. With its increasing international popularity with bakers, chefs, and food enthusiasts, the magic green powder has become a dynamic ingredient for creative cooking. Not only that, but the purported health benefits range from skin care to weight loss. I’m truly excited about where matcha will take us next!