If you asked me to describe myself in four words or less, I could say She Eats A Lot. Some might even be inclined to be nice and say Chatty Quirky Happy Smiley. But really, I think what hits the nail more on the head is Fricking Utterly Matcha Crazy.

Oh yes.

But it’s not enough for me to be utterly matcha crazy, I want YOU! to also be utterly matcha crazy and how do we do that? Well, thanks to the great people at teapigs, this month, we’re giving away matcha to celebrate…

Yay! :D

To say that I love matcha is an understatement. Everyone knows this. I mean, did you see Mr Noodles’ comment in my last post? Did he just notice that I have a mild obsession with this decadent green power-powder? Where has he been??

Probably busy eating noodles.

Anyway, I adore matcha because it is amazing and does loads of good things for you like raise your metabolism, give you energy, lower your cholesterol and help prevent heart disease. And if you don’t believe me you gotta believe Panu. He’s a certified crazy health nut and guess what? He drinks matcha every. single. day.

Believe me? Still no? Ok fine, well matcha is also 100% delicious!

I, with the help of the wonderful teapigs, am on the warpath to bring matcha into everybody’s lives. It’s important. It’s good for you. And really, how often does something that’s good for you taste awesome too?

So for the month of July, we’re asking all of you to go a little matcha crazy with us. Make matcha goodies! Blog matcha yummies! Email me a link to your post with a photo and at the end of the month there will be two winners ~ my favourite recipe and teapigs’ favourite recipe ~ and each of you will win a tin of teapigs matcha powder, valued at £25.

Rules….
1.  Make something with matcha. It doesn’t matter what it is. It doesn’t have to be a made up recipe (but please of course acknowledge if you use someone else’s recipe) and it can be something you’ve already made!

2.  Blog it and email me the link to your post. If you don’t have a blog I’m still interested! Email me your recipe and a photo. My email is: thecattylife@gmail.com.

3.  Send your entries to me by 31 July 2010.

4.  Anyone from anywhere can enter!

At the start of August, I’ll post every single entry (with links back to your blog) so we can all be inspired by the creative matcha recipes out there! The winners will be announced and hopefully, after ingesting butt loads of matcha all month, we’ll all be a little healthier ;)

Need some inspiration? Check out my matcha recipes here.

Any questions please ask otherwise… let the matcha madness begin!

47 Thoughts on “MATCHA MADNESS! join in the matcha fun and win yourself some teapigs matcha powder!

  1. Yeah! Finally I get to play with the green fairy :D oh right, also with matcha powder :P I am quite curious of what I can come up with :)
    Let the yummiest win!!

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  3. Oh God, you’re a Matcha head too. I LOVE MATCHA. I drink a bowl of Soy Milk Matcha Latte every morning and found a fairly awesome looking recipe for a Matcha sponge cake which I want to try out soon.

    I shall have a think and submit a little something if I have time =)

    Jax x

  4. Looking over your blog, I have been a bit slow on the uptake but in my defence, it’s because I’m a bloke. Us men are notoriously unobservant – you should know that by now!

  5. Alessio: LOL I’m sure you’ve been waiting all this time to play the green fairy! Looking forward to seeing what you make!

    Jackie: oooh yum matcha latte every morning, spoilt! I have one on Fridays.. but I do have a matcha treat of some sort almost every day :)

    Mr Noodles: Well, you are excused ;)

  6. Well I’ve been meaning to make something with matcha for a long time now, so I guess this is the incentive I need!

  7. Yay! Matcha Madness has begun!! I’m a total convert to Matcha – and all it took was one teeny weeny matcha macaroon! Those matcha truffles look delicious…

  8. I am so incredibly excited about this!! Who could not possibly love matcha?!?!? Bring on the match madness!!!

  9. Hooray! Can’t wait to play! Been meaning to do something with matcha for months and now I have an incentive!

  10. Yes yes! I’ve not worked with matcha before but will give this a go. **needs to think GREEN**

  11. It’s about time! Can’t wait!

  12. Going to Vienna on Thursday so will buy some matcha…’cos, shame, I don’t have any.

  13. Very very excited to see what you guys all have in store for us! :)

  14. Hi catty. The teapigs matcha looks great- very vibrant and green. I’ve worked with a lot of different brands of matcha and you can really taste the difference when you get a good one, so who ever wins will be in for a treat. Good luck to everyone!

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  16. jenny on July 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm said:

    oh wow this is a brilliant idea! if i cooked or baked or had a blog I would totally take part but I just like to eat. v cool though catty!

  17. Hey hey,

    Great idea! I’d like to enter the green tea cheesecake I made last month!

    http://sarah-cooks.blogspot.com/2010/06/housewarming-and-green-tea-cheesecake.html

    Is it really 25 pounds for a tin? Wow! I hope I win! Hehehe. Can’t wait to see the other entries!

    xox Sarah

  18. wah…I’m in. Now I better got get my matcha n put on my thinking hat what to make. :)

  19. Yutjangsah on July 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm said:

    Your matcha truffles look amazing! I love green tea – especially green tea boba and green tea ice cream – there’s a store in Westwood where everything in it is made from green tea – I escort you and my fave Scandinavian Panu when you’re next in LA.

  20. Sarah: woohoooo nice one first submission! you rock, girlfriend ;)

    The Cooking Ninja: I’m sure you’re gonna come up with something amazing!

    Yutjangsah: no WAYZ! why didn’t you take me there? and everywhere?? Man I still have pinkberry voucher hehe will it be valid start of next year??

  21. What a great contest. I love making matcha stuff. I don’t know which recipe to submit…Can we enter more than one?

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  24. I am now officially a matcha addict.

    I made matcha muffins!
    http://fussfreeflavours.com/2010/07/matcha-muffins/

    I also tried to make a matcha toffee sauce but it looks like pond slime.

  25. I’ve made a Matcha and White Chocolate Panna Cotta in honouring this event. Nothing fancy or rather not a special combination, but I’ve added a touch of lavender and vanilla to flavour things up!

    Even if I don’t win, I’d still be happy and glad I was part of this fun event!

    Thanks for the chance Catty!

  26. Yay! can’t wait to see all the great matcha recipes rolling in soon!

    http://www.happyolks.com/matcha-muffins/

  27. Thanks for all the latest submissions!! Will be posting them all next week – EXCITEMENT!! :)

  28. I’m not a matcha lover, if not I’ll try this out.
    Hey, what about hakka thunder tea rice (Lui Cha)? Will that count? I did put some green tea dust in it, of which is regular jap green tea, but not matcha, but one can easily subtitute that with matcha.

  29. Just in time, madness indeed
    http://www.thecattylife.com/

  30. sorry, wrong link. here we go, Matcha Dacquoise Cake- good n good 4 you.

    http://hungryrabbitnyc.com/2010/07/gotcha-matcha/

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  34. I am really going to have to try this matcha powder that everyone raves about, the colour looks outstanding!!!
    http://www.myrestaurantsmelbourne.com

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  38. Jillian on April 25, 2011 at 12:12 pm said:

    Hello! I am ADDICTED to matcha (or, well, the idea of it, because I love it) but I can’t get my hands on it since 1) it’s too expensive for me (college student… what can I do, right? haha) and 2) I can’t find matcha powder anywhere in Paris anyway (studying abroad – originally from the US). I LOVE cooking and baking and looking at everyone’s pictures and recipes (and omgsh yours kill me and inspire me every day). Do you know where I can get affordable, quality matcha? Also, what is your favorite way to use matcha? I love matcha lattes, except Starbucks is too sugary and the matcha flavor is sometimes overpowered, so one day I want to make my own! :)

    Thanks!
    Jillian

    • Hey Jillian! Thanks for your comment… I know what it feels like to love matcha but have it be so damn expensive. If you’re cooking with matcha, or you’re drinking it for taste not just for it’s fantastic qualities, you don’t have to buy a high grade matcha (which is more expensive). Here in London, in any Chinese grocery store in Chinatown, you can find matcha… I once bought a 100g tin for £14 which is pretty good – 100g goes a LONG way. Is there a Chinatown in Paris you can check out? Otherwise you’d have to buy online. Right now Vitalife Matcha is having a sale if that helps.

      I like matcha in ALL WAYS and yes have also made my own matcha latte and matcha frappe :) LOVE matcha ice cream too! Let me know if you have any issues getting matcha and I’ll try my best to help.

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