A Guide on How to Make Traditional Matcha

Have you ever wondered how the Japanese make delicious, premium Matcha?

It can seem a little intimidating to make your own traditional Matcha, but it is actually much simpler than you think.

Traditionally, Matcha is made in a wide and shallow chawan (tea bowl).

First, a bamboo scoop (chashaku) is used to scoop out the Matcha into the chawan. Then, hot water (normally a small amount) is ladled in.

A traditional bamboo whisk (chasen) is used to mix the matcha and hot water, often creating a layer of froth on the surface.

The wide shallow chawan must be big enough for the chasen to fit as the size and depth of the bowl with affect the texture and taste of the Matcha.

Watch the video below to learn how to make traditional Matcha in seconds.

What Do You Need to Make a Bowl of Delicious Matcha Tea?

Ingredients:

Water of 175°F (8oz)
Vitality Matcha Powder

Materials:

1 teaspoon OR bamboo scoop (Chashuku)
1 bamboo whisk (Chasen)
1 Matcha bowl (Chawan)

Preparation Method for Thin Tea:

  1. Scoop out 1 teaspoon of powder (around 3 grams) into the bowl.
  2. Add 8 oz of water (or more) of 175°F to it.
  3. Whisk the Matcha with the bamboo whisk, creating a ‘zig zag’ motion. Keep whisking until all the powder is dissolved and the tea is layered with froth.
    Note: Move your wrist and not your arm.
  4. Enjoy!

Preparation Method for Thick Tea:

  1. Scoop out 3 teaspoons of Matcha powder (about 9 grams) into the bowl.
  2. Add 8 oz of water of 175°F to it.
  3. Whisk the Matcha with the bamboo whisk, in a 'zig zag' motion. Keep whisking until the tea looks as thick and smooth as a paste. Without any froth.
  4. Enjoy!

Preparation Method for Thin Tea:

Did you know that you can easily tell the quality of the Matcha powder from its taste and color?

Matcha teas of inferior grade taste bitter and appear yellowish whereas...

Premium Ceremonial Grade Matcha has a subtle sweetness and looks bright green.

If you want to enjoy Matcha the traditional way, it is essential to get Matcha of the highest quality ceremonial grade.

Vitality Matcha is Organic, Premium, Ceremonial Grade Matcha.

Harvested only in Spring, only the top 2 to 3 leaves of the tea plantsto make Vitality Matcha.

Every step of the growing, harvesting and processing is engineered precisely to ensure that Vitality Matcha is packed with the amino acid L-Theanine.

Creating a beautiful synergy, the L-Theanine and Caffeine in Vitality Matcha combine to support your calm focus and well-being perfectly.

Which Preparation is the Best?

While the more popular option is thin tea, some strike a balance between thick and thin.

Also, different Matcha recipes require different amounts of water and powder, so those will vary accordingly.

We hope you'll enjoy your Vitality Matcha.

Reach out to us at hello@matcha.me and let us know if you have any questions.

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