What is Matcha?

Matcha is a finely ground powder of tea leaves.
It has been used for traditional Japanese tea ceremonies since 12th century but these days, it is more popular as hobby in Japan.
Over the past 10 years, we’ve come to see many matcha products everywhere in the US —in latte, ice cream, smoothies and more.
It has become popular because of its health benefits.

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Health Benefits of Matcha Tea

When you make matcha, you whisk the powder into hot water or milk which means you actually drink the entire tea leaf when you drink it. So you can consume more nutrients than steeped green tea. Some of the possible health benefits include Rich in Antioxidants, Protect the Liver, Enhance Brain Function, Prevents Cancer, Lose Weight, Anti-Aging etc…

How to Make Matcha Tea

Tools

  • – Matcha tea bowl or latte bowl
  • – Chashaku (Bamboo tea scoop)
  • – Chasen (Matcha tea whisk)

 

Ingredients

  • – 1tsp (2 scoops of Chashaku) matcha powder
  • – 2oz hot water

 

Directions

  1. Add 2 scoops of matcha powder using Chashaku into a bowl.
  2. Pour hot (just under a boil) water.
  3. Whisk vigorously in a zigzag pattern until the tea is frothy.
  4. Enjoy your matcha tea straight from the tea bowl.

Things You Need to Make Matcha Tea

Matcha Bowl Black Oribe by Hiroshige Kato

1. Chawan (Matcha Tea Bowl)

Chasen Tea Whisk

2. Chasen

chashaku

3. Chashaku

matcha powder

4. Matcha Powder