Matcha has been taking the world by storm recently and many have even used it to replace their daily cup of coffee. Matcha is concentrated green tea powder so it contains caffeine and antioxidants. It has less caffeine than coffee, but it also contains a phytonutrient that helps the caffeine absorb slowly into your body. This makes the caffeines effect last longer with NO JITTERS. That is the selling point for a lot of people.
I love the earthy and refreshing taste of matcha, but it took me a while to master the art of making it at home. I noticed matcha always tasted better from a cafe, so I started experimenting.
An issue that many people face while making matcha at home is clumping. Straight matcha powder can be very bitter so it isn’t pleasant when a clump gets up your straw. I always start with about 2-3 tablespoons of hot water in my glass and mix the matcha into that, but even the hot water doesn’t always help. I’ve discovered 2 other ways that have helped reduce clumping by 100%.
First is to use a sifter. If the matcha is tightly packed in the measuring spoon, it will stay tightly packed in the hot water. Putting it through a sifter first ensures that it will go into the water as a very fine powder.
Next step is to use a high speed milk frother, and this has shown the biggest difference for me. When the batteries on mine were running low, I started noticing clumps. Since I changed the batteries and it is running at full speed, there has been none. Here’s the one I use:
I always use almond or oat milk in my matcha lattes, and I love frothing it first. Originally I frothed ALL of the milk I added to the matcha, but I quickly realized that it doesn’t mix well and leaves me with very concentrated matcha at the bottom. So now I add the milk, and then froth just a bit to go on top.
|Serving size: 1|
|Prep Time: 5 min|
|Total Time: 5 min|
1 tsp matcha
1 cup almond milk
Dash of cinnamon (optional)
1. Add 2tbsp hot water to a glass.
2. Sift in 1tsp matcha, dash of cinnamon, and froth.
3. Add ice to the same glass.
4. Add 1 cup almond milk
5. In a separate glass, add 2tbsp almond milk and froth.
6. Pour over matcha, stir and enjoy!