Matcha tea, originally used for the Japanese Tea Ceremony, has been around for thousands of years but has just recently gained popularity in the United States. Made only from premium Tencha tea leaves, matcha fans love this powdered green tea for its vegetal flavors and the unusual process for making it. Want to enjoy this antioxidant-packed, energizing beverage in the comfort of your own home? Read on to learn how to make a bowl of matcha tea.
To prepare a proper bowl of matcha you must dissolve the tea powder into water. Once dissolved, the liquor should be thick, frothy, and green in color.
What You’ll Need
How to Brew Matcha Tea
- Add two heaping scoops (1-2 teaspoons) of matcha to your bowl.
- Pour in a little cool water and mix into a paste.
- Add warm (160-170 degrees) water.
- Whisk vigorously until the tea is frothy.
Matcha Tea Flavors
Looking to switch things up? Our fruit matcha teas add a unique twist to the traditional matcha taste you know and love. Blended with the finest bancha and fruit flavors, our Very Berry Matcha and White Peach Matcha teas are packed with antioxidants to give you the boost you need without the caffeine crash. The fresh fruit flavors and bright green color make this the perfect drink for spring.
While the more involved brewing process may scare some people off, you can trust us when we say a bowl of properly made matcha is worth the extra effort. Looking for more matcha recipes to whip up? Check out some of our favorites below or learn more about matcha on our Matcha 101 page.