Japanese Tea House Creates Edible Zen Gardens Using Green Matcha Powder

 

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From hot, creamy lattes to green tea chocolate, matcha is a long-standing favorite flavor in Japan. Made from whole green tea leaves that have been ground into a fine powder, matcha is a versatile ingredient that can be used in drinks, cooking, and baking. Omatcha Salon tea house in Japan celebrates its love of matcha and Japanese tradition by using it in every one of their artistic, culinary creations.

Omatcha Salon uses Uji matcha, which is believed to be the finest in the world. The region's hilly terrain, top-quality soil, mild temperatures, and plentiful mist all contribute to its excellent quality. With each dish, Omatcha Salon makes sure to do Uji matcha justice. Every drink and meal looks like a work of art, and we have no doubt they taste amazing, too.

One of Omatcha Salon’s most eye-catching treats is its edible matcha zen gardens. Each delectable composition is plated to mimic a real zen garden. However, rather than use stones and stand, the chefs dot pastries and sweets around the plate, and dust and “rake” green matcha powder. Describing one of its edible zen gardens, Omatcha Salon says, “[It] is filled with the playfulness of a pastry chef that imagines the rich autumn mountains and Japanese garden. Enjoy the taste of autumn, which is fun to see and a joy to eat.”

Check out some matcha delights from the Omatcha Salon menu below.

The chefs at Omatcha Salon in Japan create beautiful food and drinks using matcha powder.

 

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The tea house's most eye-catching treats include edible matcha zen gardens.

 

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There are also a number of other delectable desserts that use matcha in a variety of ways that are as much a feast for the eyes as for the stomach.

 

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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