We love starting our day with a steaming cup of matcha green tea. Read on to learn how to make this energizing, antioxidant-packed drink at home.
A few years ago, matcha started popping up everywhere, in lattes, ice cream, smoothies, just to name a few. Today we want to focus on the simplest way to enjoy matcha: by whisking it into hot water to create a frothy, nourishing tea.
It’s the perfect way to start the day. It’s energizing and above all else, it’s delicious.
What is Matcha?
It’s a green tea powder made from finely powdered dried tea leaves, and has a slightly bitter, vegetal taste and a vibrant green color that results from the leaves’ high chlorophyll levels.
How to make Matcha Green tea
Learn how to make matcha green tea at home. If you're new to making matcha, or if your tea tastes bitter, add a few drops of maple syrup or honey to sweeten it to your liking. Now let’s go straight into the recipe:
- ¼ teaspoon OMG Matcha Powder.
- 2 ounces hot water, 175°F is ideal.
- 6 ounces additional hot water or steamed milk of choice, almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, dairy milk, etc.
- Maple syrup, honey, or another sweetener, optional.
- Sift the matcha into a mug or small bowl to get rid of any lumps.
- Pour in the 2 ounces of the hot water. Using a matcha whisk or small regular whisk, whisk briskly from side to side until the matcha is fully dispersed and there is a foamy layer on top.
- Add the remaining 6 ounces hot water or steamed milk and whisk again until foamy. Sweeten to taste, if desired.
Did you know?
Regular green tea is already touted as an antioxidant powerhouse, but matcha has even more benefits.
Here's why: when you make other forms of green tea, you steep the leaves in hot water and then discard them. When you make matcha, you whisk the powder into hot water or milk.
Try it out, give the recipe a go, feel amazing, and live the matcha experience, there’s no turning back from it.