HOW TO PREPARE MATCHA GREEN TEA?
Preparing matcha this way is calming and centering, letting you take in the beauty of the moment. Don’t worry about the steps too much. Think of it as just adding water to tea. It becomes intuitive over time.
Must Have – A bamboo whisk and tea bowl
Sift 1-2 tsp matcha into a cup using a small sifter
Add 2oz hot water. For best results use water just under a boil.
Whisk vigorously in a zig zag motion until the tea is frothy.
Enjoy your matcha tea straight from the bowl.
How to make Matcha in a cup
STEP ONE: Heat spring or filtered water
STEP TWO: Add a few drops of hot water to matcha powder and mix into paste with a spoon
STEP THREE: Add more hot water to paste mixture and stir. Try 1 teaspoon to 6 ounces of water. Adjust measurement to suit taste.
STEP FOUR: Matcha is ready to drink
Matcha As An Ingredient
Cafe Grade matcha, or ingredient grade, is used in cooking and drink making recipes. It is stronger in taste and will hold up to sweeteners and other ingredients. Experiment with adding cafe grade matcha to yogurt shakes, milk drinks and cocktails. Use a blender for mixing with things like yogurt and ice cream. Use an electric whisk for milk drinks and cocktails.