I'm intrigued by the idea of adding judicious amounts of matcha during food prep in order to boost immune system functions. Can anyone point me in the direction of some information on this?
I know that matcha is showing up in mainstream America now in flavored baking mixes and treats, and that its the rage in Japan. (I saw some matcha flavored Kit Kats today!) Beyond the flavor contribution, I wonder if there is any health benefit to adding this to our diet? It seems that it would be easy to add especially to veggie-rich stir-frys but also in smoothies, etc.
Do the Japanese use matcha as a food, or only as a beverage/flavoring agent?