How to Make Matcha Tea?
If you want to make Matcha in the traditional way, there are a few tricks to consider. We wanted to break the process of making Matcha Tea down step by step. Here’s what you need to do:
First, sift it into a small bowl or mug. Matcha clumps very easily, so we recommend sifting it before you add any water, if you want to get a perfect result. This, however, is not always necessary. When we just quickly want to make a Matcha Tea, we don´t always sift it. If you do not sift it, it may be difficult to get the tea to disperse evenly in the liquid, and your drink may be lumpy. If you are a beginner, you may therefore want to sift it.
After this, pour in a small amount of hot water, and whisk. Please make sure that the water is not too hot. It should not have more than 80 degrees Celsius. When whisking Matcha, you do not do the circular whisking required for making dough for baking recipes or scrambled eggs. Instead, whisk from side to side – either directly back and forth or in a zigzag pattern – to evenly disperse the powder in the water and create a foamy layer on top. If you whisk in a circular motion, your tea won’t foam.
You can also use an electric milk frother to dilute the powder, which is obviously not the traditional way, but I must admit that the result is really good and we always get our Matcha to foam. Below you can find a link to a traditional Matcha whisk and bowl and also another link for an electric milk frother, which both produce good results. We have used both of them and can genuinely recommend them. This might be helpful for you if you are just starting with Matcha Tea:
Matcha set (whisk and bowl): https://amzn.to/3lUlayh
Electric milk frother: https://amzn.to/3pOksVA
Finally, top it off with more hot water or steamed milk (or milk alternative). Traditional Matcha Green Tea is made with just tea powder and water, but you can also easily make a Matcha Tea Latte by finishing your drink with steamed milk, or instead of using water you can only use milk (or milk alternative). We love to make our Matcha with oat drink. We prefer to use Provamel Organic Oat Drink in our Matcha. We have tried various plant-based drinks, but Provamel Oat Drink is our absolute favourite (it normally also foams).
You can get Provamel Oat Drink here: https://amzn.to/2IYaP60
Whisk again until foamy, sweeten to taste, and enjoy!