How to Make the Perfect Cup Of Matcha
You might be wondering what it is that makes Matcha so special, isn’t it just another type of green tea? Well it all comes down to how it’s grown, how it’s processed and also how you make it too.
Top tips on making the perfect cup of matcha
1. Use a good quality matcha!
A puff of vibrant green powder with a sweet grassy aroma indicates that you’ve opened a good tin of matcha.
Don’t bother with matcha made anywhere but Japan.
2. Have the right equipment.
You don’t need all the fancy tools used for tea ceremony, but you do need a matcha bamboo whisk (chasen) and a bowl or wide teacup that allows plenty of room for whisking
3. Use hot water not boiling water.
Even if you want to make iced matcha or a matcha latte, the tea will dissolve best in hot water Boil some water, then warm the bowl with a little hot water and then pat it dry.
4. Get the right ratio.
For most people, 1 gram of powder (use the teaspoon provided for a 1 gram serving) to a half to two thirds bowl/cup of water makes a pleasing cup.
5. Whisk vigorously.
Once the matcha powder is in the bowl add a small amount of water and whisk back and forth in a zig-zag with the bamboo whisk lightly touching the bottom of the bowl to create a smooth paste and them mix some more and don’t be afraid to really go for it! When the tea is thoroughly mixed with the water and frothy drink it right away.
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