Mochi Matcha Green Tea

2018-07-26 16:24:13 - Cooking with Tea , Matcha Tea Recipe

Mochi Matcha Green Tea

This version of mochi, a sweet Japanese rice cake, gets its pretty green color from matcha powder and a creamy sweetness from honey.


For the green tea mochi dough

  • Rice flour 300 g, glutinous
  • Sugar 2 tbsp
  • Salt 1/4 tsp
  • Water 225 ml, warm, more if needed
  • Green food colouring, few drops

For the green tea mochi filling

  • Beans 350 g, white, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
  • Matcha Green tea powder 2 tbsp
  • Sugar, 110 g
  • Honey, 1 tbsp

For sprinkling

Cornflour (cornstarch)

How to make Mochi Matcha Green Tea


To prepare the green tea mochi dough start mixing together all the dry ingredients and stir with a fork, until well incorporated.

Add the warm water and the food colouring, then mix to a dough. If it is too crumbly, add more water. Set aside and cover with a damp cloth.


Heat the beans, green tea powder and sugar in a pan and mix well. Cook gently for about 15 minutes until the beans begin to break down. Mash the mixture and stir in the honey.

Place in a bowl, cool then chill. Tear off tablespoon-sized portions of dough and shape into small, rounded discs with damp hands. Spoon the bean paste into a small piping bag.

Squeeze a thumb-sized amount of paste into the centre of each disc, then bring the sides of the disc up and pinch it together around the paste.

Place the balls on non-stick baking paper sprinkled with cornflour. Place a few balls at a time in the top of a steamer - don't let them to touch each other or they wil stick together.

Steam for 15-20 minutes until translucent, and very sticky and soft. Use a spoon to scoop the green tea mochi balls out and roll in cornflour to coat.

Leave the green tea mochi to cool, serve and enjoy!

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