Matcha tea preparation - tips & tricks for traditional matcha preparation

February 06, 2018 1 Comment

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Matcha preparation

How do you prepare matcha tea? The preparation of Matcha tea is actually not difficult, you just have to pay attention to a few small things.

Proper preparation is important so that your Matcha tea can develop its full aroma and thus its beneficial effects. For the right Matcha feeling, we recommend the Matcha tea Preparation the traditional Japanese way with a Matcha bowl. We'll show you everything you need to know about it in our Video on how to prepare Matcha tea. All individual steps are then detailed again in our illustrated step by step instructions explained.

The traditional Matcha tea preparation - a step by step guide

To prepare your matcha tea properly, first put 1-2 grams of matcha powder in a matcha bowl. This corresponds roughly to a level teaspoon, or you can dose your Matcha powder with one Matcha bamboo spoon (Chashaku). Here you take about 1-2 heaped spoons. You can of course vary the amount according to your own taste.

Matcha preparation dosage

Then you pour the powder with about 50 ml of hot water. The water should be around 80 degrees, so it shouldn't be too hot, otherwise valuable ingredients will be killed.

Matcha preparation infusion

Now you beat the matcha with one Matcha broom (chasen) Foamy for about 15-20 seconds. The best way to do this is to use quick zigzag movements from the wrist. Imagine you were tracing the letter W with the broom.

Whip up Matcha Preparation Matcha with a broom

When the surface is frothy throughout, you can add a little more hot water if you like and stir the tea briefly. The less water you add, the more intense the taste of your matcha.

Matcha preparation-ready matcha with foam
Your Matcha is now ready to serve and can either be enjoyed neat or with a little candy such as a biscuit or a piece of chocolate.

The right accessories for traditional Matcha tea preparation

The accessories you need for this Matcha tea preparation can of course be conveniently ordered in our online shop. As a beginner, we recommend one of our lovingly put together Matcha sets. Everything you need for classic Matcha tea preparation is included here - and that with a Price savings of up to 35% compared to the unit price!

In addition to one of our organic matcha teas, our matcha sets contain the following matcha accessories:

  • A traditional and shapely one Matcha bowlwhich is called Chawan in Japanese. In contrast to conventional bowls, the Chawan has a flat bottom so that you can whip up the fine tea powder better and the tea can develop its full aroma
  • You use a special one so that your tea has an appealing head when it is prepared Matcha bamboo whiskwhich is called "Chasen" in Japanese. With its 80 fine bristles, this ensures that the tea is well distributed in the bowl and can develop its full taste
  • A useful addition to the bamboo whisk is the Matcha broom holder, known in Japan as "Chasentate" is called. It is used to store the broom holder

Tip: After each use, you should rinse the bamboo broom and its fine bristles with lukewarm water. So that it can dry in peace without the bristles deforming, you can simply attach the broom to the broom holder. This ensures that it retains its typical shape and that the fine bristles are spared and protected from damage

  • Another traditional ingredient in Matcha tea preparation is Matcha bamboo spoon, the so-called "Chashaku". The spoons we offer are made by hand from a piece of bamboo. The natural material helps ensure that the aroma of the tea is not adulterated. In order to obtain the typical spoon shape, the bamboo spoons are bent under hot steam during production. Our bamboo spoon is shaped so that you can always choose the optimal dosage for your Matcha tea preparation. For a cup of tea, depending on your taste, you need one to two heaping spoons, i.e. about 1 to 2 grams.

You are looking for alternative preparation options without accessories? We have put them together for you:

6 great alternatives for making Matcha tea without traditional accessories

Matcha consumption is largely based on its traditional value in Japanese culture. However, this value is not just about consumption. In the Asian region in particular, the type of tea preparation is extremely important for many people. Although tea making is a wonderful cultural heritage, the tea ceremony takes a little too long for many Matcha fans.

Fortunately, Matcha tea preparation does not always have to be carried out according to tradition. After all, you can't ask every matcha tea connoisseur to take the morning before work to perform an ancient Japanese ritual. Perhaps you have already asked yourself how you can prepare matcha tea quickly and easily without a broom? We'll give you a few tips & tricks so that you can prepare your Matcha tea at any time without a broom:

Matcha tea preparation with a milk frother

Let's start with the simplest alternative - the Milk frother. Usually when you hear this word you think of latte or cappuccino. Nevertheless, the milk frother is just as suitable for preparing the tea:

First you heat the water in a measuring cup and then add the matcha powder. First stir well so that the powder is well distributed, and then you dip the frother deep into the cup without touching the bottom to prevent it from splashing. Turn on the frother and hold the cup at a slight angle. Then you should switch off the frother and see whether all of the Matcha powder has dissolved and a nice foam has been created. If there are still small lumps, simply repeat the foaming process until the last residue has dissolved.

  • tip: Use milk instead of water and mix it with matcha latte powder for a great matcha latte experience.

Matcha from the shaker

Fitness fans can look forward to the shaker is a solid matcha maker! Your training already starts in the kitchen, because it is a bit more physically demanding because it is such a simple preparation form. Put the powder in the shaker, mix in some warm water, and off you go. Shake vigorously until all of the Matcha powder has dissolved. Are there any lumps? Extend the cardio warm-up by 5 minutes and repeat until the powder is completely mixed with the water. Your matcha tea is now prepared without a broom and you can enjoy your matcha in a sporty way and feel its effect.

  • tip: If you need an even faster and sporty alternative, then try our organic Matcha Energy Drink. While most energy drinks are fully loaded with artificial ingredients, this matcha variant offers a natural, long-lasting and stimulating effect. Matcha tea preparation made easy without a broom! ;-)

Matcha tea preparation without a broom - instead with a sieve

A fine sieve is also a very simple and practical solution for making Matcha tea without a broom, since pretty much every household has a sieve in the kitchen. Fill a bowl with water, place a sieve over it, pour in the powder and carefully knock the powder out of the sieve with a spoon. This will dissolve any lumps and make for a well-soluble matcha in the end. Now just stir, froth or shake. Finished!

Matcha caps and matcha capsules for quick enjoyment

Good news for Nespresso machine enthusiasts! Another brush-free preparation of Matcha tea is possible by using caps. The Matcha Caps from Matcha Magic fit into any commercially available Nespresso machine and are therefore the easiest and fastest way to enjoy the Matcha taste thanks to the simple operation of a button. This is particularly advantageous for those who cannot or do not want to take the time for a more conventional preparation of Matcha tea.
Still not fast enough? No problem: We also offer matcha in the form of dietary supplement capsules. These look like ordinary capsules that you normally take with a sip of water.

A matcha mixer for frothy enjoyment

This approach is only now following because not everyone has a blender at home. Nevertheless, this method has to be mentioned for a matcha tea preparation without a broom. Even if a little more cleaning is required, this is offset by the record speed at which such a mixer works. It's that simple: Pour 80 degrees hot water into the mixer, add the matcha powder, put on the lid and switch on. You should start with the lowest setting and then turn it up slowly from there. The result will be similar to the traditional broom method. The powder dissolves completely. You can also generate a lot of foam if necessary.

The simplest Matcha tea preparation without a broom

If none of the five suggestions given are applicable, we have one last ace up our sleeve: a spoon. Put 1/2 teaspoon of matcha powder in the bottom of a bowl or cup, then add a tiny bit of hot, non-boiling water, and use the back of the spoon to make a paste. The aim is to dissolve all matcha lumps that might be present, as the matcha powder is partially electrostatically charged due to its fine granularity. Once that's done, fill the rest of the bowl with hot water and you can enjoy the tea! It's not ideal, but sufficient in an emergency.

Matcha good, all good.

Preparing Matcha tea without a broom is really no art and as you have seen, there are many different ways of making Matcha tea. But of course it is best to have your own relaxing tea ceremony. If you decide to do it, you shouldn't do without traditional accessories. Our lovingly put together sets contain, in addition to a Matcha tea, all the utensils you need for traditional preparation. And all of this at a particularly great price-performance ratio.

Your Matcha Magic team wishes you a lot of fun making Matcha tea!



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January 02, 2021

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