Almonds packed nutrients like vitamin E, dietary fibres and omega 3 fatty acids. They're high on protein so they keep you full for longer and they're rich in manganese to strengthen bones and regulate blood sugar. Almonds are helpful for people with blood pressure problems as well as helping muscle and nerve function.
Almond flour is not to be confused with almond meal, almond meal is simply ground whole almonds with the skins on. Almond flour is blanched and milled into a fine powder.
Bamboo Spoon (Chashaku)
Used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, the Chashaku allows you to measure the right amount of Matcha powder and transfer it to your tea bowl. The Chashaku is elegantly crafted bamboo spoon allows you to recreate the beauty of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Bamboo Whisk (Chasen)
The Japanese Matcha Bamboo Whisk is essential for making the traditional style Matcha Green Tea. The whisk allows you to mix the tea evenly and create the air bubbles in the tea that make it enjoyable to drink. The tiny prongs of the Chasen gives you a lovely smooth tea drink, unlike if you used a metal whisk.
Light Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is a great lactose free alternative to milk. Coconuts are rich in fibre and contain vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Full fat coconut milk is more like cream than milk and can have a startling 445 calories per cup. Choose light coconut milk as a healthier option, you can halve your calories and keep the delicious coconut flavour.
Matcha Sifter (Furui)
Sifting your Matcha Green Tea powder with a Furui removes the clumps from the powder and allows you to easily dissolve your Matcha when whisking it. Sifted Matcha also has a smoother and frothier texture.
Matcha Tea Bowl (Chawan)
The Chawan is used in traditional Japanese Match tea ceremonies and is the perfect shape for whisking your Matcha tea.
Medjool dates are larger than other dates and are considered to have the best flavour and quality. Medjool dates are a good source of fibre, potassium, magnesium, copper, and manganese. Medjool dates contain fruit sugar and can give a lot of energy but only contain about 66 calories per date.
Tea Cloth (Chakin)
The Chakin is used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony when preparing the tea bowl to be used. After the tea bowl is warmed, use the Chakin to wipe the bowl dry, before the Matcha is added.