The Japanese have celebrated matcha tea for centuries due to its numerous health benefits. Loaded with antioxidants and natural caffeine, matcha is a nutritious and powerful drink. It is a perfect alternative to coffee and regular tea as it provides a sustained release of energy with no crashes. However, for most people, preparing matcha can be a daunting task. We're here to help you brew a delicious and creamy cup of matcha tea every time. In this post, we'll take a look at some tips and techniques that can help you brew the perfect cup of matcha.
Choosing High-Quality Matcha
Choose high-quality matcha: The first step to a perfect cup of matcha is choosing high-quality matcha powder. We recommend Genuine Tea Kato Matcha as it's sourced from a single region in Japan, making it authentic and exclusive. This vibrant green matcha is rich in flavor and derives its uniqueness from the exceptional cultivation and processing techniques used to produce it. If possible, choose ceremonial-grade matcha, which has a smooth and pleasant taste.
Using Fresh Water
Use fresh water: Always use fresh water. High-quality water will bring out the delicate flavours of matcha. We recommend using filtered water for the best results. Boil the water and let it cool for a few minutes, or until it reaches a temperature of 80°C. Doing this ensures it's hot enough to whisk the matcha but not so hot that it alters the taste of the tea.
Sifting the Matcha
Sift the Matcha: Sifting the matcha powder before whisking will help get rid of clumps and ensure the tea is smooth and free-flowing. Use a fine-mesh sifter to sift at least 2-3 teaspoons of matcha powder into a separate bowl.
Whisking it Up
Whisk It Up: Using a bamboo whisk, whisk the matcha to create a smooth and frothy texture. To do this, add a small amount of water (around 60 ml) to the matcha powder. Begin whisking in a zigzag motion, starting from the bottom of the bowl until the mixture is frothy and light. You could also use a milk frother or an electric whisk for this step.
Sip and Enjoy
Sip and Enjoy: Once the matcha is well whisked, pour it into a cup and sip it immediately. Matcha is best enjoyed when it's fresh, so don't let it sit for too long. Take it in one go, and let the smooth and creamy texture surprise and delight your taste buds.
Enjoying a cup of matcha requires precision, patience, and a willingness to experiment. With the tips we've shared above, your journey to the perfect brew will be an enjoyable one. Remember to start with Genuine Tea Kato Matcha, use fresh water, sift the powder, and whisk the matcha. This will give you a smooth, frothy, and velvety matcha with a rich and distinct flavour. So, pick up your whisk and enjoy a perfectly brewed matcha today.