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Last modified: May 19, 2013Brewing Matcha: Matcha can be brewed many different ways. In order to brew Ceremonial Matcha (guidelines of the Cha no yu ceremony) you will need a set of Japanese tea ceremony tools: Bowls, scoops, and a whisk.
Prepare tea bowls by warming them with boiled water. Prepare your Matcha whisk by soaking the tip in the boiled water in one of the bowls for about 10 seconds. Pour the water out and dry the bowl with a paper towel. Using your teaspoon, add 2 scoops of Matcha to each bowl. Pour 1/3 of a cup of your hot water into each bowl. In a slow "m" motion, submerge any loose bits of Matcha that may be floating on the surface of the tea. Whisk the tea more briskly in a back and forth motion until the surface of the Matcha becomes frothy. Consume immediately. * In Japan, it is customary to drink the entire bowl in 3 quick slurps.
Simple hot matcha tea: Bring filtered or freshly drawn water to a rolling boil and let cool to roughly 180F/82C. Place approximately of a teaspoon of Matcha in your cup. Infuse with 8oz/250ml of water, whisk briskly.
Cooking with Matcha, Recipes
• Matcha Latté: Use 1/2 tsp. (1g) per 8oz. (225ml) serving. Add 1/2 tsp. (1g) to base of cup and add 2oz. of hot water. Mix vigorously to make a smooth paste-like liquid. Top with freshly steamed milk or a substitute and sweeten to taste. Optional: Maple syrup or honey.
• The Perfect Matcha Latté: Combine 1 level teaspoon of matcha, 15oz/425ml of milk, and 1oz/28.3ml flavoured syrup into a 16oz/453ml stainless carafe. Stir well, breaking up any clumps. Froth using espresso machine frothing wand.
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