An Asian-inspired dessert
It is said that the first matcha green tea seeds were introduced by the Buddhist monk Eisai in 1191. The story goes that he planted the seeds in the garden of the Buddhist temple in Kyoto. He was the first person to grind the green tea leaves after they had been picked and drink them as a hot drink. Today, matcha green tea is one of the most popular and most widely drunk teas in Japan! Matcha green tea is known for the numerous health benefits it provides and is a powerful antioxidant. It also helps strengthen the immune system. Matcha is commonly used in Asian patisserie recipes and for giving a fresh take on a classic, just like with this matcha green tea tart.
Boncolac Food Service has created this matcha green tea tart which has a creamy filling made with organic Aicha “matcha” green tea on an all butter shortcrust pastry base, and is decorated with white chocolate shavings. The matcha green tea and the white chocolate form a delicious flavour combination, bringing together the slight bitterness of the tea with the smooth sweetness of the white chocolate. Matcha green tea lends a bright, green colour to mixtures. Both bitter and sweet at the same time, it has a subtle herbaceous flavour. This matcha green tea tart is sold whole to allow you to slice it however you prefer. This dessert is only available for export.
Matcha green tea can be combined with many other flavours such as red berries, which give it a tart, fruity side or even dark chocolate, which helps to bring out its bitterness.
How to prepare
IN THE REFRIGERATOR
Remove all packaging. Unmould the tart and place it on a serving plate. Defrost the tart in the refrigerator for about 5 hours.
We do not recommend baking this in the oven.