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Spring Teas Collection: Matcha Truffle

Matcha TrufflePosted by Jasmine:

Matcha tea originated in China, but was brought into Japan by Buddhist monks in the Middle Ages. Matcha has been a part of the Japanese tea ceremony for hundreds of years.

A unique tea, matcha is made from green tea leaves. The tea bushes are grown in the shade, which gives the leaves a darker color and sweeter flavor. After being handed picked and dried completely, the leaves are stone ground into a fine powder. This tea powder is a vivid spring green.

Unlike other green teas, matcha is not brewed. The traditional way of preparing this tea is to whisk the powder into hot water. Since the entire leaf is used to make the tea, the health benefits are greater than those of regular green tea leaves that are steeped in hot water. Matcha contains high levels of antioxidants and vitamins, making it one of the healthiest teas in the world.

Hedonist creates their delicately flavored ganache for the Matcha truffle by blending white chocolate and cream with matcha powder. After cooling, the square pieces of ganache are enrobed in 72% dark chocolate, then adorned with a green and white striped cocoa butter transfer.

Whether you experience the matcha truffle on its own or along with the rest of the Spring Teas collection, its bright green center is sure to stand out from any other truffle you’ve experienced.

 
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