Maccha is tea but its in the powdered green form. This powdered green tea is extracted from the newest and softest green leaves, dried up and grind into powder. It is more expensive that the normal tea leaves sold for drinking. The dietery value of the leaves are not reduced in any form during the production into powder state.
I saw from a blogger who is known for her skill in producing beautiful cupcakes in Brunei, Nina Suria when she made Maccha mini doughnuts.
But here on this island, I want to show another version of this beautiful, green maccha.
This is Maccha baumkuhen. Actually, I've known this cake as kek lapis all along. I loved the rempah kek lapis from Indonesia. But Baumkuhen or bamukuhen, the Japanese call it, here is all maccha, made from the powdered green tea. The taste of green tea in this cake is refreshing.
Then again, Okinawa people have their own version of air batu kacang or shaved ice with sweet toppings.
These three air batu kacang are of different flavours. I know you, my beautiful readers have already guessed that green colour is Maccha air batu kacang. The white, round ball is pulut or glutinous powdered rice ball.
But, here is the interesting part. What is the flavour from the purple plate and the brown plate?
Anybody who can make the right guess of both plate (not one plate-must be both), will get a packet of green Japanese tea from me (not maccha).
Hey, I'm just making life interesting, so go ahead, make a guess.