While matcha, or Japanese green tea, can be enjoyed year-round, the freshest flavors come in May. During this month, gourmet Uji tea leaves are hand-picked and harvested, and many cafes and restaurants debut their seasonal matcha drinks, desserts, and other tasty offerings. It is one of the most anticipated times of the year for foodies in Japan!
We hope you can get a taste (literally) of this season with this video of a Japanese-style Matcha Panna Cotta recipe. Even if you haven't stepped out of the door, we hope it gives you the thrill of traveling to somewhere new.