How to Make Matcha Tea How to Kill the Gourmandise

How to Make Matcha Tea How to Kill the Gourmandise

When you think about making tea in Japan, you probably think of slippers and matcha green tea. While that is a popular form of tea in Japan, it isn’t the only kind of tea that they drink. In fact, iced tea is pretty popular too, and sometimes hot chocolate or coffee. That is why it is so important that you know how to make matcha tea. It can be pretty expensive compared to buying ready-made drinks, but hopefully this will help you get past that hurdle and you can enjoy making matcha tea for your friends.

How to Make Matcha Tea

Making matcha tea isn’t too difficult once you get the hang of it. Here are a few steps that you should take to ensure that your matcha iced tea comes out just right.

Step One: Brew Your Water

The first step to making any kind of tea is brewing your water. This can seem like a very simple process, but there are many different kinds of water that you can use when brewing your tea. For example, mineral rich water will yield different results than plain old tap water. Depending on the type of mineralogy that is present in your water, you may need to do some extra filtering when drinking the brewed tea, so be sure to check the packaging before purchasing if you don’t want to have any plastic materials in your diet.

Step Two: Measure Out Your Teabags

Once you have your water boiling, it is time to measure out your teabags. A teabag is a small piece of cloth that contains Chinese herbs and roots that give the teas their unique flavours and colours. The amount of pieces of teabag used varies depending on the brand and type of teabag used, and can vary from couple teaspoons to a full cup depending on what kind of flavour you are going for (and probably how well they preserve the flavour). Pour the desired amount into your bowl and then push the bag down into the bowl until it rises above the surface again. This process is called steeping and improves with time as the flavours join together inside of the bag.

Step Three: Add Hot Water

Once your teabag has finished its journey through step two, add hot (but not boiling) water tothe bowl and let it steep for about five minutes. During this time, the taste will improve and become more vibrant. If after five minutes nothing has changed, then move onto step four.

Step Four: Sweeten with Honey or Stevia

If you want to sweeten your matcha iced tea further, or aren’t able to find any honey at all for some reason, then using stevia supplements will be an option for you. Stevia is a plant-based sweetener that doesn’t contain any calories or carbs and has shown positive effects on health related topics like weight loss and diabetes management[1]. Whether you choose to use stevia or another kind of sweetener, remember to keep an eye on how much sugar is actually in each portion since too much sugar could ruin the experience entirely.

Step Five: Drink It!

Finally, we reach the fun part! Drinking your delicious matcha iced tea! Depending on how strong you like it, there are lots of ways that you can drink it including; straight up, with milk or cream mixed in, cold with ice cubes floating around in it etceteraeteraa!! Have fun mixing things up and finding new ways to enjoy your favourite drink!

As I mentioned at the start of this tutorial, making matcha iced tea isn’t too difficult once you get the hang of it. Once you learn how to make it properly, spending money on buying pre-made iced teas becomes easier since then you won’t have to worry about cooking dinner or coming up with something fun for everyone else to do during those times when no one wants to cook/bake anything interesting for dinner nightlies 🙁 . Good luck fellow chefs/cooks!

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