4 Easy Ways to Make Matcha Tea

Matcha has become famous for the unique sense of calm and focused alertness it provides, and for its health properties: high-antioxidant levels, chlorophyll-rich, and metabolism-boosting, among others. It has been enjoyed for centuries, traditionally used by Japanese Zen monks for meditation and mindful living. Matcha tea is a practical and healthful choice that can be made in an instant, or meditatively brewed and sipped in a ritualized tea ceremony. Enjoy our Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tea Powder in these four simple recipes and experience for yourself the magic of matcha tea. It is recommended to use hot, but not boiling water, ideally 175°F.

Jump to: Traditional Matcha | Matcha Latte (hot) | Matcha Latte (iced) | Iced Matcha Soda

How to Prepare Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tea

Follow these step-by-step instructions to brew the perfect cup of matcha tea!

How to make matcha

Traditional Matcha

  • In a flat-bottomed matcha bowl, combine 1 tsp matcha powder with 4 tbsp hot water*, whisk until forms a smooth paste.
  • Pour 1 cup hot water into the bowl.
  • Moving at the wrist, whisk the tea as quickly as you can in “W” shaped movements, without touching the bottom of the bowl. Whisk until froth forms.

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Matcha Latte (hot)

  • In a mug, combine 1 tsp matcha with 2 tbsp hot water*, whisk until forms a smooth paste.
  • Pour 1 cup warm frothed milk over matcha tea
  • Add sweetener to taste (optional)

Matcha Latte (iced)

Combine together in a jar:
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • sweetener to taste (optional)
  • A handful of ice
Close the jar tightly, shake vigorously until combined.

Iced Matcha Soda

  • In a bowl, combine 1 tsp matcha powder with 2 tbsp hot water.
  • Whisk until forms a smooth paste
  • Add 1 cup sparkling water and gently stir.
  • Pour mixture into a glass over a handful of ice.
  • Add sweetener and a slice of lemon (optional)

Photos and text by Chloe Bolton