How To: Make ceremonial Japanese green tea at home

Make ceremonial Japanese green tea at home

A very traditional tea in Japan is green tea. Japanese ceremonial green tea is prepared from a tea powder known as matcha. This tea is not difficult to make at home, and tastes delicious even without the ceremony. Check out this video and learn the steps and ingredients necessary for creating this yummy infusion.
You Will Need:
* 1 tsp. green tea powder
* A ceramic bowl
* A whisk

Step 1: Choose thin or thick tea powder
Choose thin or thick tea powder when making your purchase.
Thin tea is made with tea powder from younger tea plants while thick tea powder comes from older plants. Thick tea tends to be sweeter and smoother than thin tea, which is slightly bitter.

Step 2: Add the tea powder to hot water
Add one heaping teaspoon of green tea powder to one cup of hot water – about 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit – in the ceramic bowl.
Never use boiling water when preparing matcha.

Step 3: Mix the tea
Stir or whisk the mixture until it becomes frothy. Continue mixing until no tea powder remains on the sides or bottom of the bowl.

Step 4: Drink the tea
Drink the tea from the bowl before the tea powder settles.

Did you know? Because the tea leaves are consumed, matcha contains more vitamins and antioxidants than steeped green tea.

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