Preparing Matcha (Japanese Powdered Green Tea)

Recipe by Ingy1171
READY IN: 5mins
SERVES: 1
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    teaspoon matcha green tea powder (per serving)
  • 2
    ounces boiling water (per serving)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring freshly drawn, cold water to a boil in a kettle.
  • When water is at a gentle boil, remove from heat.
  • Pour water into tea bowl to warm. At this point, you may soften the whisk in the water. When done, pour out the water.
  • Wipe bowl with clean, dry cloth.
  • Add 1 tsp (3g) of matcha to the bowl.
  • Allow water to cool to approximately 120 - 140°F.
  • Pour 2 oz. of water into the tea bowl.
  • Whisk the matcha thoroughly and briskly in a back and forth motion until the powder is dissolved. This will take about 1-2 minutes.
  • Before taking a drink, be sure to look at and appreciate the craftsmanship of the tea bowl you are using.
  • Hold the bowl with one hand supporting it from below, and one hand holding the sides to turn it.
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