There’s a new food group in town, and its name is matcha. The drinkable version is not a novelty by any means — its origins can be traced back to 12th-century Japan
. But, thanks to resurgent interest in the tea powder, for both its flavor and its antioxidant
properties, matcha is making a rather successful crossover to the culinary world.
To highlight the ingredient of the moment's many magical uses, we've compiled six recipes that transform the tea into unexpected (yet absolutely delicious) treats. From coffee cake to matcha cocktails, click on for a dose of green for your palate.