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HOW TO PREPARE MATCHA

How to Make Matcha Green Tea

There are several ways to drink matcha green tea. It can get overwhelming if you're a matcha newbie. 

It's ok! We are here to help you with 3 simple and easy recipes to get you started.

It just boils down to the grade and flavor you prefer.

We suggest 1 of the following methods:

Traditional Ceremonial Matcha

Matcha Green Tea Latte'

Smatcha (not a typo-LOL) With Lemon and Honey

We have simplified this method quite a bit. A traditional Japanese tea ceremony preparation is a long process. 

TRADITIONAL CEREMONIAL MATCHA

To get started gather up the following:

Matcha Bowl (if you have one) or a simple soup bowl will do

Bamboo Whisk (Chasen) or small wire kitchen whisk

Bamboo Scoop (Chashaku) or 1/2 tsp. measuring spoon

Tea Kettle

Spring or Filtered Water

Nature's Blueprint Ceremonial Matcha

 

Directions:

Step # 1 - Heat your water to no more than 175F. (Just to the point of steaming)

Step # 2- Scoop matcha into the bowl

Step # 3- Pour 3oz of heated water into the bowl with matcha powder

Step # 4- Whisk until frothy and smooth

If you have the matcha bowl, whisk, and scoop, you will get a better result. It is perfectly fine to use the alternatives we have listed, but it may not turn out as frothy and smooth.

Tips:

♥ We recommend using good, quality water for your tea. Springwater or filtered water are good choices. The chemicals used to treat tap water affects the taste of your cup of tea. Therefore, we do not recommend tap water. 

♥ Be careful not to overheat your water. Green tea is delicate and can produce a very bitter taste if the water is too hot.

♥ Never reheat the water in your kettle. The previously heated water can alter the taste of your matcha.

MATCHA GREEN TEA LATTE

You will need:

1 Heaping scoop/teaspoon Ceremonial Matcha

1/2 Cup Milk of your choice (we suggest homemade almond)

1/2 Cup Clean Water (spring or filtered)

1 Tbsp of Honey

1 Splash of Vanilla

Small Sauce Pan

Whisk

Mug or Cup

 

Directions:

Step # 1-Start by adding milk and water to your small saucepan. Heat on low until lightly steaming (do not boil)

Step # 2- Next, add a splash of vanilla and a touch of honey.

Step # 3-Whisk until all ingredients are incorporated and then add the matcha.

Step # 4-Whisk again until smooth. Last, pour into your favorite cup or mug and enjoy.

You can also place all the ingredients into a shaker bottle and then pour over iced for an iced latte.

Tips:

♥ Be careful not to overheat your milk and water mixture. It can affect texture and taste.

♥ We recommend using good, quality water for your tea. Springwater or filtered water are good choices. The chemicals used to treat tap water affects the taste of your cup of tea. Therefore, we do not recommend tap water. 

♥ You may substitute honey for agave or coconut nectar. It is best to stick with a liquid sweetener to make it easier for mixing.

The last recipe uses a combination of Sencha Loose Leaf Tea and Matcha Green Tea. That's why we call it Smatcha :)

SMATCHA TEA WITH HONEY AND LEMON

Grab the following :

Nature's Blueprint Ceremonial Matcha

Nature's Blueprint Loose Leaf Sencha Green Tea

Tea Kettle

Clean Water (spring or filtered)

Honey

Slice of fresh lemon

Tea Cup

Tea infuser or strainer

Directions:

Step # 1- Make your sencha tea. (If you are new to sencha too, read "How to Prepare Sencha" for the perfect brew)

Step # 2- Add 1/2-1 tsp ceremonial matcha to your teacup

Step # 3- Pour your brewed sencha tea over the matcha powder in your cup

Step # 4- Whisk until combined

Step# 5- Add a squirt or 2 of honey to sweeten and squeeze in your fresh lemon juice.

Step # 6- Stir and enjoy

Tips:

We recommend using good, quality water for your tea. Springwater or filtered water are good choices. The chemicals used to treat tap water affects the taste of your cup of tea. Therefore, we do not recommend tap water. 

Be careful not to overheat your water. Green tea is delicate and can produce a very bitter taste if the water is too hot.

Never reheat the water in your kettle. The previously heated water can alter the taste of your tea.

This recipe is also great as a cold cup of tea. Just wait for it to cool and pour over a cup of ice. 

Hopefully, you will enjoy at least one of these recipes and get into the matcha lovin lifestyle. 

There are so many amazing benefits for you to discover.

Cheers to your health!!

Organic Japanese matcha

 

 


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