How to Make Matcha Tea

How to whisk matcha tea

Guidelines for Whisking Matcha Tea

Preparing matcha is centering and calming. Use your favorite utensils, stored in a special place for easy access. This method shows you how to use a bamboo whisk to create a frothy bowl of tea. As always we offer these instructions as guidance and encourage you to experiment with utensils, methods and rations. You do you!


1. Sift the Matcha Powder:
- Start by sifting 1-2 teaspoons of Gotcha Matcha into a tea bowl to remove any clumps and ensure a smooth, lump-free tea.

2.  Add Hot Water:
- Heat water to just below boiling (about 175-185°F or 80-85°C). Pour a small amount (about 2 ounces or 60 ml) into the bowl with the sifted matcha powder.

3. Whisk in a "W" or "M" Motion:
- Using a bamboo whisk (chasen), whisk the matcha and water vigorously in a quick "W" or "M" motion. Start slowly to incorporate the powder, then increase the speed to create a frothy layer on top.

4. Whisk Until Frothy:
- Continue whisking for about 15-30 seconds or until a consistent layer of froth forms on the surface of the matcha. The froth adds a creamy texture and enhances the flavor.

5. Serve Immediately:
- Once the matcha is frothy and well-mixed, drink immediately. Matcha is best consumed fresh, and the vibrant green color and rich flavors are at their peak right after preparation.


Looking for more inspiration?  Check out our Matcha Recipes page.

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