Matcha Like a Master

Matcha Like a Master

Learn everything you need to know to make matcha tea like a master.

Ready to develop some matcha-making skills that will leave your friends green with envy? We got you! Learn to literally whip your matcha skills to an impressive level with the knowledge and tips below. You’ll be a master before you know it as we show you how to make matcha.

First, Let’s Talk About Matcha

Matcha tea, originally used for the Japanese Tea Ceremony, has been around for thousands of years but has only gained popularity in the U.S. over the last few decades. People often ask, despite its color, if matcha is green tea‚Ķand the answer is a resounding yes! Matcha is a green tea powder made from Tencha leaves and contains all the attendant benefits of green teas. While Tencha can be brewed on its own, it is most commonly used to create matcha. To learn everything there is to know about matcha, see our aptly named ‚ÄúEverything You Want to Know About Matcha‚ÄĚ page.

We offer a range of thin, thick, and extra thick matcha grades depending on your taste and purpose. We also offer an Organic Matcha, Organic Everyday Matcha, flavored matchas, White Peach and Very Berry, and our newest flavored offering, Earl Grey Matcha. Then there are these two delightfully different matchas, Roasted Buckwheat Matcha, and Matcha iri Genmaicha, a special tea made with Bancha leaves and brown rice coated in matcha powder. 

We’re please to be able to offer our customers several types of matcha:

To determine the type of matcha you might prefer, take our Matcha Quiz! Once you‚Äôve decided which matcha you want to brew, you‚Äôll need the right tools ‚Äď they‚Äôre key to making matcha sing.

Must-Have Matcha Tools

Every matcha master has these tools at the ready for preparing traditional matchas.

  • Matcha Bowl. Also known as a chawan, this vessel is the traditional item needed to prepare and enjoy your matcha.
  • Whisk. Called a chasen, a bamboo whisk is the matcha master‚Äôs best friend, enabling you to whip your matcha into a bubbly green delight.
  • Scoop. Why use a boring spoon when you can use a chashaku to scoop your matcha powder like the ancient Japanese? Part presentation, part necessity, all fun. It‚Äôs like you could eat your Chinese food with a fork, but why do that when chopsticks give you that authentic feel.

To make this even easier, we’ve packaged these tools in a convenient Matcha Set.

Once you‚Äôve selected your matcha powder and have the best quality water on hand ‚Äď it is said that water is the mother of tea ‚Äď you‚Äôre ready to get whippin‚Äô!

How to Brew Matcha Tea

  1. Add two heaping scoops (1-2 teaspoons) matcha to your bowl.
  2. Pour in a little cool water and mix into a paste.
  3. Add warm (160-170¬į F) water.
  4. Whisk vigorously until the tea is frothy.

You can also watch this video to gain some added confidence in your matcha-making skills.

Note that this method is for making matcha with matcha powder. Our flavored matchas as well as Roasted Buckwheat Matcha and Matcha iri Genmaicha are steeped more like your ‚Äúregular‚ÄĚ cup of tea.

That’s it! Employ your new matcha master skills on different varieteas of matcha to expand your horizons and explore different flavors and grades. We hope you take these easy tips and spring into action! Enjoy the wonderful world of matcha!

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