In this post I’m going to be showing you how to make Matcha Green Tea in the traditional way. Now matcha green tea was interestingly enough first made in China during the Tang dynasty (618–907). It became popular especially among Buddhist monks who liked to use it to enhance their meditation practice. The trend later caught on in Japan and oddly enough seems to have been mostly forgotten in China, the country where it all started.
It has many nutritional benefits and including being packet with antioxidants as well as boosting metabolism and burning calories.
Now in order to make good matcha you are going to need a bamboo spoon(optional), a bamboo whisk and a matcha bowl(you can also use other bowls but ceremonial matcha bowls just make it easier for it not to spill over.
In this video I go over how to make Matcha Green Tea the correct way:
Now matcha is a great substitute for coffee since the amount of caffeine in matcha is roughly the same as in a cup of coffee, however the effects release slower into your body making you less likely to get jittery and can last for up to 8 hours.
If you like Matcha green tea be sure to check out another really yummcious recipe: How to make Matcha Latte
How to make Matcha
In this recipe I’m going to show you how to make Matcha Green Tea the traditional way. Matcha is a great substitute for coffee and has numerous health benefits.
- 1 tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder (Ceremonial Grade A)
- 1 tbsp Water (Warm)
- 60 ml Water (80C / 178F)
- Put 1 Bamboo spoon of Matcha int a bowl
Add 1 tablespoon of water
Whisk it into a smooth paste with your bamboo whisk
- Add 60 Ml of 80 degrees Celsius(178F) water to the bowl
- Whisk it up for 20 seconds in a fast W-movement to get the foam on top
- Enjoy you healthy Matcha!