HOW TO BREW MATCHA

New to brewing matcha? Worry not! Our easy-to-follow guide below will show you how to make that perfect cup of matcha latte or matcha tea in no time.

How to Brew Matcha Latte | St Matcha
 

HOW TO BREW MATCHA LATTE

Earthy, creamy and seriously addictive, matcha latte is the perfect way to enjoy our culinary grade AKARI Organic Matcha, RYO Organic Matcha and HAYATE Organic Matcha. Matcha latte is simple to make and is perfect brewed with soy milk. Follow the steps below* to make this delicious latte! (*You can also use these same steps to brew houjicha latte)

1. MAKE A PASTE

You will need:

Round bottom cup or matcha bowl

1 tsp matcha powder

(2g)

Matcha whisk

2 tsp water (10ml)

STEP 1: Scoop 1 teaspoon (2g) of matcha powder into a cup or matcha bowl (chawan). If using chashaku bamboo matcha scoop, use 2 scoops (1 scoop = 1g).

STEP 2: Add 2 teaspoons of room temperature water. Using matcha whisk, whip the mixture into a paste by rapidly whisking against the sides of the cup/bowl. Keep whisking until most of the clumps disappear (it should take about a minute of whisking). This is important as matcha is a very fine powder and will form clumps when mixed with water. If clumps remain, it will make the matcha latte taste bitter.

 

TIPS: You can also sieve the matcha into the cup to reduce the clumping.

2. ADD SWEETENER
(OPTIONAL)

You will need:

1-2 tsp sweetener

STEP 3 (OPTIONAL but RECOMMENDED): add your preferred sweetener (1/2 to 1 teaspoon) to the matcha paste and stir to combine well. This step is optional although we think a little bit of sweetness pairs really well with the earthy, slightly bitter flavour of matcha. We recommend mild tasting sweeteners such as coconut syrup or agave syrup.

3. ADD HEATED MILK

You will need:

4/5 cup (200ml) heated milk

STEP 4: Heat 4/5 cup (200ml) of milk in a small pot or using a milk frother. We recommend soy milk as we think the flavour goes best with our matcha. Add the heated milk to the matcha paste and stir again to mix well. Enjoy!

TIPIf using a milk frother, once the frothing is complete, wait for a minute for some of the bubbles to reduce (otherwise there will be too much froth in the milk).

How to Brew Matcha Tea | St Matcha
 

HOW TO BREW MATCHA TEA

Our YUTAKA Organic Matcha is perfect for brewing as matcha tea - in particular usucha or "thin" tea. This flavourful tea is another perfect way to enjoy our premium organic matcha powder. Follow the steps below to make a delicious usucha tea.

1. MAKE A PASTE

You will need:

Matcha bowl (chawan)

1 tsp matcha powder

(2g)

Matcha whisk

2 tsp water (10ml)

STEP 1: Scoop 1 teaspoon (2g) of matcha powder into a cup or matcha bowl (chawan). If using chashaku bamboo matcha scoop, use 2 scoops (1 scoop = 1g).

STEP 2: Add 2 teaspoons of room temperature water. Using matcha whisk, whip the mixture into a paste by rapidly whisking against the sides of the cup/bowl. Keep whisking until most of the clumps disappear (it should take a bout a minute of whisking). This is important as matcha is a very fine powder and will form clumps when mixed with water. If clumps remain, it will make the matcha tea taste bitter.

 

TIPS: You can also sieve the matcha into the cup to reduce the clumping.

3. ADD HOT WATER

You will need:

1/3 cup (90ml) hot water (80C)

STEP 3: Boil water and let it cool to 80°C (about 15 minutes)

Add 1/3 cup (90ml) of the water to the matcha paste. Using matcha whisk, stir the tea in rapid zigzag motion until a layer of foam appears and enjoy.

TIPIf you find it difficult to create the foam with matcha whisk, you can use a handheld milk frother instead.

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