Matcha green tea is well-known worldwide thanks to its stone-ground preparation. The ground leaves leave behind a green powder that is renowned in the cooking world. The ground powder is used to make popular drinks suck as the matcha latte. Once again, this tea is cultivated from plants that spend a portion of their life in the shade.
The grinding process consists of the tea leaves being placed on bamboo mats and first steamed and then dried. The dry leaves are smashed and obliterated to extract the popular green powder. The powder can also be extracted in a mill.
Speaking of healthy teas, Matcha green tea is incredibly healthy. Grinding the leaves allows you to ingest the entire leaf to get the most nutrients possible, rather than having to rely on extracting the nutrients into a liquid. Matcha green tea has incredibly high levels of L-theanine amongst other nutrients.
This tea assists your digestive system in taking up Vitamin E and other healthy fibers within the leaf itself. Saturated with antioxidants, Matcha green tea is the healthiest Japanese green tea on this list.
Here we would like to introduce how to brew Matcha Tea step by step. You can also find more other teas brew guidelines by clicking TEA BREW GUIDE.
Step by Step to Make Matcha Green Tea at Home
Sift 1-2 tsp matcha into a cup using a small sifter.
Add 2oz hot water. For best results use water just under a boil.
Whisk vigorously in a zig-zag motion until the tea is frothy.
Enjoy your matcha tea straight from the bowl.
So, summarized below.
- STEP 1: Heat spring or filtered water
- STEP 2: Add a few drops of hot water to matcha powder and mix into a paste with a spoon
- STEP 3: Add more hot water to paste the mixture and stir. Try 1 teaspoon to 6 ounces of water. Adjust measurement to suit taste.
- STEP 4: Matcha is ready to drink.