I hope you all had a lovely Christmas filled with family, friends & food. I created a matcha green tea cake for boxing day. Matcha powder is the highest quality powdered green tea available and therefore quite expensive. It is used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. It has been drunk in Japan as part of the tea ceremony for almost 1000 years, and is used by Buddhist monks to keep them alert, awake and focused during long days of meditation. Nowadays matcha green tea powder is mainly consumend by Japanese students in exam periods, and it is gaining popularity in other countries as well.