How To make Matcha green Tea?
Matcha is a green powder, traditionally made from ground Japanese green tea leaves. It has been used for centuries in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony but is becoming increasingly popular in western countries, as word spreads of its versatility and amazing health benefits. As matcha comes in a powder form it needs to be whisked with water, or milk, in order to drink it. Traditionally this is done with a, and there is quite an art to it! So Teabirds here you go – how to make matcha…
How to make matcha green tea powder the traditional way
There are plenty of very comprehensive guides online to prepare matcha the traditional way, however this guide will show you the simple way we like to prepare matcha everyday. Our current favourite matcha powder is - with additional super foods Acai and Blueberry. Don’t worry if you don’t have a traditional matcha whisk lying around (!), or any of the other expensive gear, you can prepare matcha without these things. Follow our easy steps to prepare matcha as a hot cup of tea below. If you would like more ideas of ways to enjoy matcha please see the end of this guide for recipes for matcha lattes, smoothies, ice cream, face masks and more.
1. Take between 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of matcha powder p/cup. (This is down to personal preference on how strong you like your matcha, it is best to experiment!)
2. Add 50ml (ish) of just below boiling water (around 80 degrees) – this is important, you must not burn the powder or it will taste bitter. If you’re not sure, too cool is better than too hot!
3. Mix in a W shape, using an aerated frother whisk, a kitchen whisk or a fork. Make sure you whisk well and get rid of all lumps, getting all the matcha from around the cup or any that might be stuck at the bottom. This is important too, if you don’t mix well your matcha will taste chalky or lumpy.
4. Once you have a liquid paste texture top up your cup with 80 degree water, stiring as you go.
5. Enjoy! Top Tip: If you prefer to use orange juice or milk (hot or cold) instead of water for step 4 you can do!
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