How to make matcha tea
Here’s how to make matcha tea the right way:
- Make a paste: Add ½ teaspoon matcha to a clogged bowl or glass liquid measuring cup. Add a little cold water and whisk to form a paste.
- Whisk until foamy: Add the remaining cold water and whisk vigorously back and forth until a thick, foamy layer appears, about 20 to 30 seconds. (For the best foam, avoid whisking in a circular pattern.)
- Add hot water: Heat 6 ounces of water to 175 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix it with 1 teaspoon honey in a cup (optional).
- Mix: Pour the frothy matcha tea into the cup, stir gently and adjust the sweetness.
A healthy matcha recipe
Here’s how to make matcha tea in a healthy way! This method shows how to make a delicious cup of Japanese green tea to enjoy at home.
- 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea powder
- 2 ounces (half a cup) cold filtered water
- 6 ounces (1 cup) hot water (175 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit)
- 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Recipe making instructions:
- Add the matcha to a spouted bowl or a glass liquid measuring cup. Add a little cold water and mix the ingredients to form a matcha paste. Add the remaining cold water and whisk vigorously back and forth until a thick, foamy layer appears, about 20 to 30 seconds. (For the best foam, avoid whisking in a circular pattern.) Alternately, shake the matcha powder and cold water in a bowl until foamy.
- Stir hot water and honey in a cup. Pour the frothy matcha into the cup, stir gently and adjust to the sweet taste.
If you want to buy matcha, there are a few things to remember. You can buy matcha green tea in regular tea bags, but these are not as effective as the matcha green tea powders that you will find in stores and online. Buy only organic matcha, buy only Japanese grade, and it’s the real deal. There are many scammers in the market. Read the ingredients label and it should only contain organic matcha green tea and nothing else. Buying organic products ensures that you don’t get any synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides in your cup of tea.