My love for matcha is legendary. At least here on the blog. An acquired taste, matcha is the fine ground powder of a specially grown green tea. Grown in the shade away from direct sunlight, the tender leaves of the green tea are grown for a mere three weeks before harvesting. The delicate tea that results from this process is a gorgeous dark shade and has increased amounts of chlorophyll due to the absence of the sun. The leaves are hand picked and then dried. They are then ground slowly between grinding stones. This process can take up to an hour to grind a measly 30 grams of matcha so as to not heat up the stones and affect the delicate nature of the tea….