What Is Matcha?
The word “Matcha” is a transliteration from the Japanese word mat-cha (抹茶). Mat (抹) means “to grind” and cha (茶) means “tea.”
And that’s the beauty of matcha; you are left with this vibrant green powder, and when you dissolve and whisk that into hot water you are left with a tea that houses the benefits of the entire tea leaf.
How to get the perfect cup of matcha at home:
Put 1 tsp of matcha in a bowl
Heat-up 50ml of water to 175ºF
Add a touch of the hot water to the bowl and slightly whisk the matcha and water to create a paste
Once the paste is formed, pour in the rest of the water and whisk thoroughly (until a frothy foam appears on top of the matcha)
Strain the matcha into your cup
Whisk in a circular and zig-zag motion to create a thick foam
Pair with milk for a creamy matcha latte
Pair with fruit and ice for refreshing iced matcha