Make the Perfect Matcha at Home in 3 Easy Steps

Make the Perfect Matcha at Home in 3 Easy Steps

by Cole Singer December 19, 2018

Make the Perfect Matcha at Home in 3 Easy Steps

It’s in cafés everywhere. Your friends are raving about it. “It’s just green tea” you say - - or is it?

The matcha craze is taking over but, with many places charging upwards of $5 a cup, who can keep up? Today we come to you with great news. While somewhat uncommon, everybody can make matcha tea at their house in just a few simple steps. Here’s how you can turn a normal morning into the beginning of an exciting day with a cup of homemade matcha tea.

Why Drink Matcha?

Matcha serves many of the same uses as coffee in the morning. The only difference is that while coffee often leaves us feeling tired midway through the day, matcha keeps us going with no signs of stopping. It also poses a variety of health benefits. To name a few, imagine how you would feel with a body detox, less anxiety and fewer jitters (you know, the feeling you get when the coffee supply runs low). For a better idea of everything that makes matcha healthy, check out our full matcha health benefits guide

How to Prepare Matcha Tea

There’s no doubt matcha will leave you feeling great, so how do you make it? It’s actually really easy and can be done in just 3 easy steps. But before we get to that, you are going to want some special tools.

Tools for Making Matcha 

You might be able to find some substitutes, but if you want to make matcha the same way they do in your favorite café, you might want to check out some of the following tools:

All you need to make matcha is a bamboo scooper, a bamboo whisk and, of course, some high-quality matcha powder.

Without these three components, your tea may leave something to be desired. The whisk is essential. Without it, you may find some clumps in your tea.

How to Make Matcha in 3 Easy Steps

If you have a bamboo scooper and whisk, you’re ready to go.

Step 1: Water

Heat up about 2 oz of water and pour it into a round-bottom bowl. If you don’t have a bowl, a glass measuring cup will work just as well. With your bamboo scooper, scoop about 1 teaspoon of matcha powder and put it into the bowl with the water.

Step 2: Mix it up

Insert the bamboo whisk into the bowl and begin mixing in a rapid M-W motion. The idea is to go back and forth in a quick, continuous motion until a froth begins to form on top of the mixture. Once there is a visible froth, you are almost done. This should take about 20 seconds max. This is called a green tea shot and it is the basis for all matcha drinks. If you can make this, you can make anything! If you’re adventurous, you can drink a green tea shot straight as-is for a quick burst of energy.

Step 3: Add Milk or Water

Once you have a green tea shot, you can pour it into a mug or bottle of your choice. All you have to do now is add milk or water and fill it to your preferred height. This is where you can experiment with different flavors. Adding water will get you a nice, natural cup of green tea. Adding milk will turn your green tea shot into a latte. If you want to try something new, try adding different types of milk such as coconut, almond or oat milk. These alternatives are not only dairy-free - - they’re delicious! 

That’s all there is to it! Once you get into it, you can make the perfect matcha latte in under one minute once the water is heated. Try experimenting with different flavors and let us know your favorite way to make matcha!


Cole Singer
Cole Singer

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Ex-New Yorker. Traveled all the way to California to experience matcha tea in its finest form. Has been thriving ever since.


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