Matcha is a finely powdered green tea which is used for drinking, flavouring and dying foods such as mochi, soba noodles, green tea ice-cream and a variety of Japanese confectionery and sweets. Matcha (Green tea powder) is commonly used in desserts throughout Asia, popular for its slightly bitter yet deep aroma.
A regular companion to matcha is azuki beans or commonly known as red beans. Red beans are equally popular and frequently used in Asian cuisines, especially Chinese and Japanese cooking. Sweetened red bean paste is used as filling in cakes, pastries and baked breads. These two ingredients are the perfect partners for a delicious Matcha Mousse & Red Bean Cheesecake.