Green teas contain a high amount of antioxidants, which are found in many foods, including vegetables, fruits, and chocolate, known to forestall aging.
Green tea is also known as a mood enhancer as it contains L-theanine, an amino acid known to relax the mind.
- Dissolve the gelatin in the water and set aside for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the matcha green tea powder into the yogurt. Microwave the gelatin together with water for about 20 seconds. Pour the yogurt mixture into the melted gelatin. Whip the cream with sugar in a separate bowl until very soft peaks form, carefully fold this into the matcha yogurt mixture.
- Place an 7-inch mousse ring in a plate and arrange one single layer of lady fingers on the bottom, leaving one centimeter from the sides, so that the mousse will drip down and fill up all around the cake layer. Gently press second layer of lady fingers cookies and the rest of the mousse filling. Cover and chill for at least 5 hours until firm.
- To unmold cake, using a damp very hot towel, carefully heat outside of spring-form pan until edge of mousse melts slightly. Pipe some whipped cream around the edge of the cake, dust the top with matcha tea powder. Garnish with fresh strawberries and sugared pearls.