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How to Make Matcha Green Tea (for beginners)

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 1 person

Instructions
 

  • Boil water in a kettle.
  • Gather together your tools.
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  • Pour the water into an extra cup and let it cool down for a minute or two.*
  • Add 1-2 tsp matcha into a chawan, "tea bowl".
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  • Pour 2 oz. of hot water into the bowl.
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  • Whisk briskly in a back-and-forth motion with a bamboo chasen.
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  • Once bubbles begin to form, whisk in the shape of a "M" or "W" (about 15 times).*
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  • Finally, sweep the whisk across the top of the matcha in a circle to settle the froth and bubbles. Gently lift out the whisk from the center of the bowl.
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  • It's ready to drink. You can drink directly from the cup or pour it into another cup.
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Notes

*Pour the water into an extra cup and let it cool down for a minute or two. The recommended water temperature for matcha is 175°F (80°C).
*The bristles of the chasen shouldn't brush against the bottom of the bowl.
This is the simple way to make matcha, not the "proper" way to make it during a Japanese tea ceremony. 
Keyword antioxidant, Asian, green tea, healthy drink, Japanese, matcha, no sugar, sugar free, superfood
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