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How to make Matcha?

What is Matcha?

Matcha is a Japanese Green tea, made from finely powdered dried tea leaves. Unlike regular Green tea, Matcha tea bushes are shielded from sunlight for about 20-25 days before harvest. This process prompts an increase in Chlorophyll levels, turning the leaves darker and also increases the production of amino acids. Additionally, since the whole leaf powder is ingested, Matcha is high in antioxidants as well. In terms of taste, this high-quality Green tea has grassy, bitter notes and can be enjoyed with a sweetener and/or milk. The backbone of the culturally rich, Japanese tea ceremonies, the tea is cherished for both, its nutritional value and its robust flavour.

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A step by step guide to enjoying Matcha:

Here’s what you’ll need-

  1. Matcha powder
  2. A handmade bamboo whisk (called chasen)
  3. A tea bowl (called chawan)
  4. Ice

STEP 1

ADD MATCHA POWDER TO BOWL

Scoop 1 ½ tablespoons of Matcha powder into a bowl.

STEP 2

ADD WATER

Pour clean water (roughly two ounces) into the bowl with the matcha powder

STEP 3

WHISKING

Using your chasen, start whisking to combine the tea and allow some air particles into the drink. Whisking is done best in an ‘M’ or a ‘W’ formation with gentle hands.

STEP 4

GENTLY SHAKE BOWL

In step 4 of making the perfect matcha, lift the bowl with both hands and give it a very gentle shake in a circular motion to allow flow of air. This will ensure a creamier, smoother and richer drink.

STEP 5

SERVE

Once the tea obtains a bright green colour, pour your Matcha from the bowl into a teacup full of ice as per your preference.

STEP 6

ENJOY

Drink up! It's best to drink it right after it's prepared or the powder will begin to settle at the bottom.

Keep in mind, Matcha can be prepared in several consistencies- Standard, Usucha (thin) and Koicha (thick). Discover your ideal consistency and flavour and enjoy!