Matcha, a tea powder that is famous in East Asia, is finally gaining its popularity worldwide. It’s often incorporated in many sweet beverages such as milk to make a matcha milk tea, boba drinks, and even coffee. No wonder that it’s popular.
Matcha is known to be linked with a variety of health benefits, such as preventing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and encouraging weight loss. Although it’s widely used, not everyone likes the taste of pure matcha, though.
In the highest quality of matcha brands, you will taste a hint of a vegetable, a bit bitterness but not astringent, nuttiness, and sweetness. But when it’s incorporated with sweet beverages, more people like it. Doesn’t matter if it’s served hot or cold, the taste of matcha will give you calmness.
In this article, Tripboba will guide you on how to make matcha tea. With this tutorial, hopefully you can make your own matcha tea that will accompany you after your long and tiring day. Or, just simply make your day sweeter by bringing a cold matcha tea drink when you’re going out. Scroll down to find out how to make matcha tea!
1. How to make matcha tea: Pure Matcha
Before we talk about combining matcha with other beverages, it will be such a challenge to try tasting the matcha as it is. This will give you an idea of how pure matcha tastes and how much matcha you want to use if you want to incorporate it with other drinks. Here are the material you need to make a pure matcha tea drink!
- A bowl
- A sifter
- 2oz hot water
- Matcha whisk
- Matcha powder
After you got all the materials, here’s how to make matcha tea step by step:
Step 1. Place the sifter on the bowl, then, sift 1-2 tsp matcha powder.
Step 2. After the powder is sifted, add 2oz hot water. For the best result, use hot water that has just under a boil.
Step 3. Whisk the matcha and the hot water in zigzag motion vigorously. Continue until the tea is frothy.
Step 4. The matcha is ready to be enjoyed!
2. How to make matcha tea with milk or matcha latte
Matcha tea featuring milk, or what people usually call as a matcha milk tea or matcha latte, is really popular amongst teenagers. You can find it in a café, a boba franchise shop, milk tea franchise shop, or even a regular restaurant.
But, you can also make your own matcha milk tea! It will be a perfect companion as a substitute for coffee to wake you up in the morning. Your body will be rejuvenated and get a lot of nutrition by doing this habit!
Here is the list of what you need to make a matcha tea with milk or matcha latte:
- 1 tsp of matcha green tea powder
- 2 tsp of sugar
- 3 tbsp of hot water
- 250 ml or 300 ml of hot milk (depends on your preference!
- A mug or a cup
- A whisk
After you’ve prepared all the things you need, here are the steps on how to make matcha tea with milk!
Step 1. Put the matcha green tea powder and the sugar into a mug or a cup
Step 2. Pour warm water and whisk the ingredients vigorously. If making pure matcha tea you have to whisk it until it’s frothy, in this case, you will have to whisk it until it forms a smooth dark green paste with no lumps.
Step 3. Pour the hot milk into the mug until it’s nearly full. If you want to make an iced matcha latte, you can use cold milk instead.
Step 4. Use the whisk again to mix the paste and milk until the color turns into smooth light green.
Step 5. As a decoration, you can add a few sprinkles of matcha powder on top of it. if you’re making an iced matcha latte, you can also add ice cubes. Finished! Now you have a matcha latte ready to be enjoyed.
So, that’s all about how to make matcha tea from Tripboba. Hopefully, this tutorial will help you to make a homemade matcha tea so you don’t have to go out every time you want one.