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Sift 1-2 tsp matcha tea into a tall mug or beaker. Add 3 oz hot, not boiling, water (about 180 degrees). Froth until well blended. Matcha is ready to drink when the texture is light and airy. Adjust proportions to taste.
Absolutely. There is no one right was to prepare matcha. For tea in a cup, add 2 oz hot water to 2 tsp powder in a cop. Blend well into a paste. Then fill your cup with more hot water. Add almond milk, honey, vanilla or any other flavors you like. Make it your own.
For the same reason bakers sift flour before using. The static electricity in the air encourages powders (be it flour, baking powder, cocoa, etc) to stick together and form clumps. The same is true with matcha green tea powder. Sifting matcha smoothes it out and lets it blend better into your drink or cooking recipe.
Traditional utensils include a bamboo whisk, tea sifter, ceramic tea bowl and tea scoop. If you can choose only one, we recommend starting with the bamboo whisk, which froths the tea in the bowl and brings out the delicate flavor profiles of matcha. For making lattes or iced-tea, we recommend a hand-held milk frother or martini shaker.
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