How to Drink Matcha Tea
When you are drinking your matcha tea, make sure to keep in mind the three C’s:
Cereal, Cover and Chopsticks.
The first two pieces of advice are simple but can be incredibly useful in how you eat and drink your tea. When you are drinking your tea out of a bowl or cup, using a spoon or chopstick will help you with the cereal part and covering the tea will help with the last part of the trio: Chopping up the tea that falls into the bowl. If you just drink your matcha straight from the bag, then you won’t have to worry as much about cereal or covering it up.
The first piece of advice is to use cereal to soak up the water that is left behind after you have finished brewing your matcha tea. This helps cut down on the acid taste that some teas can have and allows you to get the most out of your drinking experience. If you don’t use cereal, then what is left behind after you drink your tea is an incredibly dry substance that can sometimes hurt your mouth; depending on what kind of toothpaste you use and what else is in your diet, it can also cause nausea and dizziness if you don’t pay attention to how much you are consuming.
The second piece of advice is to cover your matcha tea when you are not drinking it. This can protect against dust entering through any cracks in between the floor and table and also protects against splashes if you happen to drop something while you are pouring yourself a glass of iced matcha tea. Some people like to leave their teas uncovered, but due to the fact that we live in a world ruled by bacteria and viruses, there is always a chance that something bad could happen if an uncovered bowl of tea sits around waiting to be consumed.
Last, but certainly not least, is the use of chopsticks when consuming matcha tea. It may seem relatively minor, but using chopsticks instead of finger-teeing yourself into position when drinking iced matcha allows for easier consumption and lessens the chances of chocking yourself when eating too much plain old sugar with milk (or no milk) at some points during consumption. Choking oneself when drinking plain sugar isn’t fun, so keeping those kinds of things in mind when ordering iced matcha is highly recommended!
What Should I look for in a Tea?
When shopping for new Matcha products, it’s important for you to read the instructions thoroughly and pay attention to what kind of container it comes in. In many cases, knowing what kind of container it comes in can give important information about how long before expiration date it is and whether or not it should be avoided because there might be contaminants inside of it. Contaminants such as copper sulfate crystallization can ruin an otherwise good cup of tea, so reading the instructions carefully and paying attention to what goes into making their product is surprisingly important for getting the best results possible out of a Matcha product.
The biggest thing that determines how well a Matcha will work for you is how often you consume them. If every single day is a treat for yourself then going with an expensive high-quality brand will surely pay off tenfold over time compared to buying cheap alternatives every once in a while. The best recommendation that I can give anyone looking for a new Matcha product is trying to find one that fits within your budget and gets rid Tourofaroma/teratogenic syndrome (Tourette’s Syndrome).
Being aware and knowing about these things changes how I view Matchas as a whole. Before I didn’t really care whether or not I got sick from consuming too muchMatchas; now however, knowing about Tourofaroma makes me want to buy more quarantine equipment so we can keep alligators away from our inventory!