The technique of brewing matcha
Matcha is a powdered tea, which requires another method of brewing. You can read more about matcha powder and it's benefits here.
If it's your first time brewing matcha or if you found it hard previously we have made a simple step by step guide down below.
First of all, don't complicate it. There are a lot of products out there for brewing matcha, but most often you have all you need at home.
We recommend you to spend your money on good quality ceremonial matcha and a good whisk, that's it!
If you have tried matcha before and didn't really like it we recommend you to try it cold brewed instead, the flavours get sweeter and crisper and have no bitterness to it.See how you cold brew matcha here!
Make it into a micro self-care moment
The method of brewing matcha involves a few more steps than brewing normal tea leaves. Traditionally matcha is a ceremonial drink that involves a ritual when brewing. Make the process to your time and involve a moment for reflection.
STEP 1 - MAKE A MATCHA CONCENTRATE
First we make a matcha concentrate in a bowl. The concentrate can be between 1-2 teaspoons of matcha powder that you pass through a strainer to get rid of any lumps that built up in the jar. Simply use a spoon to work it through the strainer into the bowl.
STEP 2 - ADD HEATED WATER 65-80c°
Add a little bit of water, around about 50ml into the bowl with matcha powder.
STEP 3 - WHISK
Now, use your bamboo whisk to whisk together the water with the powder, make sure that you get rid of any possible lumps. Whisk hard and fast.
STEP 4 - ADD THE REST OF THE WATER
Add the rest of the heated water between 65-80c° approx 300ml, and whisk together.
Take your bowl or cup of warm matcha to a spot that you enjoy and give your self a moment to lower your shoulder, breath and enjoy your freshly made matcha.