How to make Matcha
Matcha Tea is a unique beverage having aromatics - highly volatile substances. Therefore it is important not to lose these in the process of making tea.
For infusion the water should be at fairly high temperature so that essential oils are released slowly.
Matcha should not be boiled, besides aromatic substances, tannin gets rapidly dissolved, i.e. if you boil Matcha; tannin being an alkaloid gives bitter taste, obstinate bitter flavor and black color.
Stored water is better to make Matcha tea as fresh water has more chlorine in comparison.
As a general guideline, green teas are brewed at temperatures between 140°F - 185°F.
ONE: Heat water
TWO: Add a small tea spoon of hot water to matcha powder in a bowl and mix into paste with a spoon
THREE: Add more hot water to paste mixture and stir. Try 1 teaspoon to 6 ounces of water. Adjust measurement to suit taste.
FOUR: Enjoy your delicious Matcha!