Matcha, or green tea powder, is popping up everywhere these days. It's been used for drinking in Japan for thousands of years, where tea rituals are heavily steeped in tradition. You can actually buy matcha kits that come with a specialized spoon and bamboo whisk for mixing and frothing the tea the ancient way. If you prefer to take your tea with a modern spin, look for matcha lattes at your local coffee shop or matcha-flavored treats in bakeries and grocery store aisles.
You have probably seen green tea ice cream on the menu at Asian restaurants, and it's most likely been colored and flavored with matcha. Here's an easy method to make your own matcha ice cream at home: