How Do You Make Matcha Tea At Home?
For a healthy diet, green tea has been endorsed for so long, while another increasingly widespread shade of healthy diet is now becoming highly recommended i.e. matcha. The beverage is full of health and taste. Here’s what should be acquainted with about the beverage.
What is Matcha Tea?
A type of green tea which is made by taking fledgling tea leaves and crushing them into a perky green powder. Corresponding to green tea, matcha is derived from the Camellia sinensis plant. Though, it is grown up in a different way and yet has an exceptional nutrient profile. It actually is a different form of tea than the regular one, as the leaves are first pervaded in water and afterward removed. Matcha attends as an influential antioxidant and has plentiful former benefits. Due to the calming and energizing properties of matcha, it thus becomes a standard drink among Western yogis.
Matcha is available in numerous grades, from the luxurious and finest ceremonial grade to a cuisine grade. A cuisine grade may refer to be used for cooking other than using as a brew.
Ceremonial Grade - the highest quality and the most expensive one used.
Culinary/ Cooking Grade - cheapest of all and appropriate for cooking tenacities.
To wake up in the morning and feel fresh is the most soothing feeling in the world. Matcha provides the same contented feeling in the blooming sunshine as a cup of tea in the morning. Thus, coffee may leave us tired meanwhile whereas matcha retains us moving and doesn’t let us stop in the midway. It also postures a multiplicity of health welfares.
How to make Matcha Tea?
There’s no misgiving that matcha will leave you feeling awesome, so now the question arises how you do make it? It is really very easy to make matcha tea and it only involves 3 steps. But before we get to the tea, it requires some special ingredients to be added and some special tools to make it even more frothy and yummy.
Tools for making Matcha tea
There exist some traditional ceremonial tools for making matcha which are as follows:
- Bamboo whisk (chasen) -- a wooden hand-split tool is used to produce perfect frothing.
- Ceramic Bowl (Chawan) – A deep cup is used to keep the tea hot.
- Teapot (Kyusu) – Made up of cast iron and it is used to keep the purity of the brew.
- Sifter (Furui) – Made up of mesh metal and is basically used to make a smoother and frothier bowl of tea.
- Bamboo Spoon (Chashaku) – a wooden spoon is used for stirring.
- Tea Container (Netsume) – A small, lidded jar is designed so that it can hold matcha powder.
- Thermometer – For determining the right temperature i.e. not more than 180°C.
Modern Hacks to make Matcha Tea
- Handheld Whisk or Milk Frother – The quickest way of getting smooth and blended matcha.
- Latte Mug – Due to its tall sides and walls, it gives extra space for spinning, whisking, and stirring matcha.
- Electronic Teapot – A modern tool for making different types of teas, including matcha and it also controls temperature and make our task even easier.
Here are the ingredients used to make matcha tea.
- 1½ tbsp. (2 grams) matcha powder
- 1 tbsp. (15 milliliters) hot water
- 1 cup or 240 milliliters of milk (Cow, coconut, almond etc.)
- 1 tbsp. agave
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. sugar (optional)
How to make Matcha tea at home:
To make a perfect cup of tea for a refreshing healthy morning and a stimulating day, the easiest steps written below must be followed;
Step 1 :
Take a ceramic bowl, and a place a small sifter i.e a strainer over the bowl. Now measure the matcha powder and mildly knock the side of the strainer to jiggle the matcha powder into the cup. All the clusters and clumps will be removed and a smoother drink can be attained.
Step 2 :
Water taken should be almost 165 to 180°F. It should not be boiling. Use a bamboo whisk for acquiring traditional tea. Vigorously stir the tea using crisscross motions to produce a frothy beverage. You can also use a regular mini whisk if a bamboo whisk is not easily available. Until the whole powder is dissolved, one should not stop whisking.
The same step can be repeated for using milk instead of water and the modern tools can also be used for making a perfect cup of tea.
Step 4 :
Pour the hot milk or water into the latte or tea container. Place a large bamboo spoon just inside the frothing cup to grasp back the fluff. You can pour the milk as much as you’d like to pour, not all the milk is necessarily used.
Now scoop the froth and fluff on the topmost of the cup, by using a bamboo spoon gradually. You can place the scooped foam on the latte. Spread the equally through the top of the latte.
Now add agave, honey, maple syrup and sugar if needed and shake it again.
Now to get a refreshing and yummy look garnish you cup to enjoy the taste. Sprinkle the matcha on the top of the froth and drink instantly to avoid its settlement at the bottom of the latte.
Health and Matcha:
- High In antioxidants which can help to soothe injurious free radicals that are amalgams that can harm cells and be a reason of enduring disease.
- Boost and pep talk our brain’s function
- Helps in the prevention of Cancer.
- By investigation it is found that matcha may help to protect the health of our livers.
- It can also be used as a weight loss supplement more than green tea.
- Matcha tea may also help to protect our bodies against heart diseases.