Matcha, a finely ground green tea powder, has become a popular beverage among tea enthusiasts and those seeking a healthier lifestyle. But, to really enjoy the full benefits and delicious flavour of matcha, you must first know how to properly brew it. Here, we’ll teach you how to easily master the art of brewing matcha powder using our Kato Matcha Collection, Kato Matcha Scoop, Bamboo Matcha whisk, and Matcha Bowl. Whether you’re a matcha novice or a seasoned tea expert, this guide will ensure you make the perfect cup of matcha every time.
Step 1: Choose the Right Matcha Powder and Equipment
To begin the process of brewing matcha, the first step is to ensure that you have the right equipment and high-quality matcha powder. Our Kato Matcha Collection includes everything you need to make the perfect cup of matcha. Start by selecting the Kato Matcha Scoop to measure out the right amount of matcha powder (about 1-2 teaspoons per cup). Place the powder into the Matcha Bowl and add hot water.
Step 2: Prepare Water Temperature and Amount
Matcha is typically brewed with hot (not boiling) water to maintain its delicate flavour and nutrients. Bring water to 175°F and fill the Matcha Bowl to 1/3 full. The temperature is important since boiling water can alter the flavour, creating astringency and bitterness.
Step 3: Whisk the Matcha Powder and Hot Water
Using the Bamboo Matcha whisk, gently whisk the matcha powder and hot water in a W shape until fully incorporated. This process creates a smooth and frothy matcha tea.
Step 4: Savour the Matcha Flavour
Matcha has a complex flavour profile due to its high chlorophyll content, giving it a grassy and slightly bitter taste. However, matcha also has a creamy and sweet finish with a satisfying umami flavour. Sip and savour the matcha, then enjoy the relaxation and energy it provides for the rest of the day.
Step 5: Experiment and Explore Different Variations of Matcha
Once you’ve mastered the basic technique of brewing matcha, explore the different variations that you can add or adjust to your matcha beverage to make it unique and enjoyable for you. You can add honey for sweetness, milk to make a latte, or try an iced matcha for a refreshing summer drink. Experiment and find which style you prefer, and continue to enjoy the health benefits that matcha provides.
Now that you know how to make the perfect cup of matcha using our Kato Matcha Collection, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. With the right equipment and techniques, you can effortlessly create a delicious and refreshing beverage that supports your healthy lifestyle. So, go on and explore the world of matcha and all its wonderful flavours and health benefits.