Tip #4: Making Matcha Easy as can be

Ok so you've been reading about matcha and how good it is for you.  You've maybe had a cup of delicious matcha latte at one of your local beverage-to-go outlets but have not yet tried to make matcha at home.   Here are the simple steps to making matcha or matcha latte - easy as can be!

1.  Use 1/2 tsp of matcha for one cup

2.  Bring freshly drawn filtered water to approx. 80°C (same temperature as for any green tea).

3. Put approximately 1/3 a cup of water in your cup or bowl.

4.  Sift the matcha into the water using a small, fine mesh strainer.  (this prevents the matcha from "clumping" in your cup.   Wisk the matcha and water together until the matcha is suspended in the water and there is a nice froth on top of the surface of the water (approx. 5 - 10 seconds)

5.  Top up to fill the cup with more hot water

That's all there is to it.  Enjoy!

Matcha Latte


For Matcha Latte

Follow the steps above (Steps 1 - 4)

However, instead of topping up with more hot water, heat enough milk to top up your cup (you can use dairy, soy, almond, etc.) .   Froth the milk with a wisk and add to the matcha.   Add a touch of sweetner if you like.   Makes an amazing matcha latte!