Tea is not just for drinking. Just like wine, tea is as much a cooking ingredient as a drink on its own.
Sometimes we often overlook these fragrant leaves when it comes to cooking. Speaking to tea expert, Jessica Bonin of Lady Bonin's Tea Parlour on what the culinary world is creating with tea as a major ingredient at the moment, below is what she said.
This has been widely growing popularity since 2015 and it does not seem to be slowing down. It is used in everything from ice cream to lattes to baking and even savoury dishes. Matcha is a finely ground “Tencha” green tea leaf specific to Japan. If it is not grown in Japan it is not Matcha, as the soil, method and atmosphere of Japan create the particular leaf that makes Matcha what it is.