Matcha is incredibly popular all over the world. The popularity of this tea is growing every year. There are a number of reasons for this. The beauty of the jade drink, as this green tea is called in Japan. The colossal health benefits of Matcha. Active advertising on the Internet and in the media.

Powder and a cup of Matcha tea

Brewing Matcha is different from making regular green tea. In the case of the usual green tea, a person drinks water that is saturated with the aroma of a tea leaf. In this case, the plant itself is thrown away. In the case of the jade drink, the person consumes the whole tea leaf.

Matcha should be brewed and drunk correctly. Only in this case will a person enjoy. And the use of the life-giving properties of the legendary green tea will be complete.

Traditional recipe

The Japanese know 2 ways to brew Matcha: usucha and koicha. They differ in the amount of powder that is used in the preparation of a jade drink. Koicha is more concentrated and thicker. This type of brewing tea is more common. Usucha turns out to be lighter or, as the inhabitants of the Land of the Rising Sun say, subtle.

Koicha

Follow a series of simple steps. Enjoy the amazing taste of thick Matcha.

1. Place a small cup or bowl on the table. Place a fine mesh strainer over it. Sift 3 teaspoons of Matcha powder. This will help break up small lumps and will have a beneficial effect on the taste of the jade drink.

2. Pour 30 ml of hot water into a cup. The optimum fluid temperature is 75–80 ° C. Boiling water will not work. Too high a temperature will ruin the taste of the tea. It is best to use spring or store-bought water. This is the law. Tap water is not the best choice as it contains a lot of mineral compounds.

3. Whisk the Matcha with a special bamboo whisk in a quick circular motion. We will talk about it in detail below. Continue stirring until a copious foam forms. Do not use a metal fork or whisk to whip tea.

4. Pour another 30 ml of hot water into the cup. Use a bamboo whisk to stir the green tea until smooth.

Koicha is ready! Drink the prepared Matcha immediately. If you delay, the jade drink will cool and the tea powder will settle to the bottom of the cup. Bon Appetit!

Matcha brewing set

Usucha

Try the second method of making Matcha. Try to do it.

1. Sift one and a half tablespoons of Matcha into a cup through a fine sieve.

2. Slowly pour the powder into 60 ml of hot water at 75–80 ° C.

3. Whisk the jade drink in a smooth and quick circular motion. Use only a bamboo whisk for this.

After the appearance of abundant foam, the usucha is ready. Serve tea to the table and drink it right away.

Brewing utensils

The traditional Japanese tea ceremony for making Matcha is strictly regulated. To properly prepare a jade drink, you will need a special set of dishes:

  • ceremonial ceramic bowl (chavan);
  • bamboo whisk (chasen);
  • bamboo spoon (chasaku).

Without the listed items, you can also cook Matcha at home. However, the Japanese claim that metal cutlery is not suitable for this ceremony.

Using the Japanese Tea Ceremony Set

In addition, the use of traditional utensils and the method of making green tea is relaxing and soothing. A person is seized by a peaceful state. This helps to appreciate the real organoleptic properties of the Match.

Ceremonial ceramic bowls are made of clay and covered with a monochromatic glaze. The volume of such a bowl is 170–180 ml. Smooth spherical shape. Ideal for whipping up a jade drink. Remember to wash the bowls before and after each use.

A whisk is made by hand from a single piece of bamboo. The Chahen traditionally has 100 teeth. It is the most recognizable item for the Japanese tea ceremony. Nothing else will be able to create the smooth and velvety texture of the Match. Do not leave the charen in water after use. You do not need to wipe the whisk either. Let the whisk dry naturally.

The bamboo spoon has an unusual shape and appearance. The chasaku is 16-18 cm long. This spoon is also made from a single piece of bamboo.

Not sure how to pick a good jade drink? Read the article Types of Matcha Tea.

How to cook without a whisk?

The Matcha brewing set is a rarity for our country. He is not in every home. Therefore, the question is by no means idle. You can do without a bamboo whisk. However, keep in mind that the taste of the jade drink will suffer from this.

Any device at hand for whipping products will do. The main thing is to get a characteristic foam.

Minimalists use a regular table fork. People with imagination use a whisk to beat eggs. More complex technical solutions are also possible: mixer, shaker, French press, manual or automatic cappuccinatore.

Matcha Latte Recipe

This drink will help you instantly wake up in the morning and recharge your batteries for the whole day. This is a simple recipe with milk and sugar. Matcha latte is a delicious awakening.

Ingredients:

  • Matcha powder - 1 teaspoon;
  • sugar - 1-2 teaspoons to taste;
  • warm water - 3 tablespoons;
  • hot milk - 200-250 ml.

Matcha latte and tea ceremony equipment

Cooking process.

1. Pour green tea powder and sugar into a suitable cup.

2. Add warm water. Stir with a bamboo whisk until a dark green paste is uniform. Make sure that no lumps form.

3. Heat the milk in a small saucepan and pour into a cup.

4. Using a whisk, whisk the beverage until a light green color is uniform.

The matcha latte is ready. Use some green tea powder to garnish the drink if desired. Bon Appetit!

Coconut milk recipe

In our country, coconut milk is still considered a rather exotic ingredient. But in the United States and Western Europe, this recipe is very popular.

We need:

  • Matcha - 1 teaspoon;
  • hot water - 60 ml;
  • coconut milk - 60 ml;
  • sugar or honey to taste.

How to cook properly.

1. Sift green tea powder through a fine strainer.

2. Add hot water and coconut milk to the Matcha. Whisk quickly. For the appearance of foam, half a minute of intense circular movements is enough.

3. Add your preferred sweetener as needed.

Coconut Matcha is ready. Bon Appetit!

Matcha with coconut milk

Iced tea recipe

In chilly weather, everyone cooks the traditional Matcha. However, if it's hot outside, then not everyone will want to drink a hot jade drink. At this time, cold green tea becomes relevant.

Take:

  • Matcha - 2 teaspoons;
  • warm water - 100 ml;
  • cold water - 300 ml;
  • fresh honey - 3 teaspoons;
  • 3-4 lime wedges;
  • crushed ice;
  • mint leaves.

We do it step by step.

1. Put green tea powder and warm water into a shaker. Shake well until a lump-free homogeneous mixture is obtained.

2. Add cold water, honey, mint and crushed ice to a shaker. Shake additionally for 10-15 seconds.

3. Pour iced tea into two tall glasses. Garnish with lime and mint.

Bon Appetit!

Iced tea with the addition of Matcha

Milkshake recipe

The child does not want to drink Matcha because of the unusual taste? Catch a simple solution to this problem. Make a milkshake.

Ingredients:

  • Matcha powder - 1 teaspoon;
  • milk - 170-200 ml;
  • boiling water - 3 teaspoons;
  • condensed milk - 2 teaspoons;
  • mint syrup - 2-4 drops;
  • cream 20% fat - 40-50 ml;
  • strawberry jam - 2 teaspoons;
  • grated milk chocolate.

Step-by-step cooking algorithm.

1. Dilute Matcha with boiling water and whisk.

2. Combine milk, cream, condensed milk, diluted Matcha and mint syrup in an enamel container of a suitable size. Whisk thoroughly with a blender.

3. Place the strawberry jam on the bottom of the glass. Transfer to the milkshake. For beauty, sprinkle with grated milk chocolate on top.

The milkshake is ready! Bon Appetit!

Milkshake with Matcha

Do you like sweets? Then the article Matcha tea in cooking is for you!

Matcha cream frappe

This is a delicious and healthy drink. This is a dessert that guests will surely enjoy.

We will need:

  • Matcha - 2 teaspoons;
  • vanilla ice cream - 60 grams;
  • pasteurized milk - 250 ml;
  • 3 ice cubes;
  • whipped cream for decoration.

How to do it.

1. Combine milk, matcha and ice in a mixer. Whisk until smooth.

2. Pour the drink into a glass. Top with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

Matcha cream frappe is ready! Bon Appetit!

Orange cocktail recipe

Feel free to pair the matcha with freshly squeezed juice. Experiment and discover new flavor horizons.

Ingredients:

  • Matcha - 1 teaspoon;
  • granulated sugar - 2 teaspoons;
  • hot water 50 ml;
  • chilled orange juice - 100 ml;
  • 3-4 ice cubes.

Step by step sequence of actions.

1. We send ice cubes to highball.

2. Combine green tea powder, sugar and hot water in an enamel bowl. Beat with a whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved.

3. Pour the resulting drink into a highball and let it brew for a minute.

4. Add chilled orange juice and mix with a cocktail tube.

Bon Appetit!