Many people have expressed the desire to switch from drinking regular green tea to drinking organic matcha green tea. One of the greatest reasons for this transition has to do with the benefits of matcha tea. Studies and consumer reports have shown that one cup of matcha tea has the same amount of health benefits as ten cups of traditionally brewed green tea. The transition for some can be difficult though, because matcha tea is not brewed the same way as traditional green tea.
Matcha tea is available in powdered form. Consumers can purchase it inside health food stores or from online retailers. In most cases, the matcha powder is purchased in a large bag that requires a scoop to remove the substance. It doesn’t come in tea bags or in loose leaf form like other green teas. Matcha green tea requires a bowl, whisk, sifter, measuring cup, thermometer, and other objects to be made correctly. This might sound overtly complicated at first, but the process is actually quite simple. Consumers can even purchase tea kits online by searching for “matcha green tea kits” at an online retailer. These kits can generally be purchased for less than $10 and arrive within a few business days.
To begin brewing, users will heat the matcha bowl with hot water. Once the bowl has been heated, the water is removed and the surface area dried. The user then uses the scoop to measure out the desired amount of matcha into the preheated bowl. A sifter can be used here to avoid clumps in the powder. Once the powdered has been measured and sifted, hot water is poured into the bowl. A whisk is used to combine the water and matcha powder. The end results should be slightly thicker than a normal tea, but it should not be extremely frothy or clumpy.
This tea can be prepared in different ways. The two most popular ways include Usucha and Koicha. Usucha is a bit more frothy and more commonly served than Koicha. Koicha tends to have a thicker base and texture than Usucha. Tea enthusiasts can attempt both types to find a consistency and flavor that they enjoy the most.