1/5 Photos of Preparing Matcha (Japanese Powdered Green Tea)
Matcha, powdered green tea, is the centerpiece of the Japanese tea ceremony. However, it is enjoying a wide popularity at the moment because of its rich, intense flavor and its high concentration of antioxidants and vitamins. To prepare matcha in a traditional manner, one needs a tea bowl and a bamboo whisk (chasen). The bamboo whisk is an important part, as the fine bamboo strands help to dissolve the matcha into the water while creating a pleasant, light froth. A regular metal whisk is not fine enough to dissolve the matcha properly.
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- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder (per serving)
- 2 ounces boiling water (per serving)
- 1Bring freshly drawn, cold water to a boil in a kettle.
- 2When water is at a gentle boil, remove from heat.
- 3Pour water into tea bowl to warm. At this point, you may soften the whisk in the water. When done, pour out the water.
- 4Wipe bowl with clean, dry cloth.
- 5Add 1 tsp (3g) of matcha to the bowl.
- 6Allow water to cool to approximately 120 - 140°F.
- 7Pour 2 oz. of water into the tea bowl.
- 8Whisk the matcha thoroughly and briskly in a back and forth motion until the powder is dissolved. This will take about 1-2 minutes.
- 9Before taking a drink, be sure to look at and appreciate the craftsmanship of the tea bowl you are using.
- 10Hold the bowl with one hand supporting it from below, and one hand holding the sides to turn it.
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Nutritional Facts for Preparing Matcha (Japanese Powdered Green Tea)
Serving Size: 1 (57 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 0.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 1.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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