3 STEPS TO THE PERFECT BREW
Heat up 2 oz of water to a 180º F and pour it into a round-bottomed Bowl. Scoop 1 Teaspoon of your Best Matcha Powder and add it to the water.
Blend the matcha powder by whisking your Bamboo Tea Whisk in an M / W motion. You’ll know it’s ready when a froth begins to form at the top.
TOP IT OFF
Add another 2-6 oz of water based on how strong you want your matcha to be.
WHAT YOU NEED
A bamboo scooper is the first step to ensuring your matcha is served the way it was intended. The bamboo material used to make a matcha powder scooper works much better than a metal spoon. This is because the metal in other scooping methods can cause the powder to have a strange taste. And a scooper is more fun to use.
A bamboo whisk is an essential tool for breaking up small clumps of matcha green tea and creating a smooth and consistent cup. A bowl or cup with a large surface area will work best once you get to whisking. Bamboo whisks are much better than metal ones when it comes to mixing your matcha — plus, they look really cool!
BEST MATCHA POWDER
Matcha tea requires one ingredient — matcha. Make sure your matcha powder is bright emerald green in color. This is proof that your powder is filled with antioxidants and nutrients that keep you healthy. And chances are, you’ll feel so much better after taking a sip of the best matcha.
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HOW TO MAKE TRADITIONAL MATCHA
Traditionally, matcha green tea is prepared in two different styles - Koicha (literally translated to "thick tea") and usucha (meaning "thin tea"). The concentration of Matcha to water is the defining point between these two styles of preparation. When preparing koicha, it is best to use a higher quality Matcha with a vibrant color, natural sweetness, and a subtle umami flavor. A lesser grade Matcha will work just fine for a thin cup of tea, but thick or thin, nothing will top a cup of Matcha Premium. At Tenzo Tea, we believe it takes some taste-testing to determine your personal preference when it comes to the perfect cup of matcha green tea.