I discovered matcha late when I first went to Dusseldorf Japan Day several years ago and I have been having it ever since.
Matcha is basically powdered green tea that is dried and grown in a special way. It has a very fresh taste that is for sure more intense than usual teas. Most specialised tea shops have it, as well as some health food or eco stores.
- 1 cup of milk of your choice (here soy milk)
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Matcha powder
- Some hot water (ideally between 70-85 °C)
For the matcha there are some specialised tools that you could have.
That is, the Bamboo whisk, a bowl and, if you would like, a bamboo spoon (a regular spoon works too).
Boil some water and keep it aside. Take the matcha, put it in the bowl and pour enough hot water over it to cover around 1/2 centimeter on the bottom of the bowl. Start whisking the powder and water together until you have a nice foam on top.
You will require some way of making foamed milk. I have a frothing jug. It can also be done with a steam wand or maybe even with the small electrical whisks. It’s generally better when the milk has some foam.
Pour the matcha from the bowl to a cup and then pour the frothed milk on top.
If you would like to try it out without having to get all the stuff and you work at Klarna, stay tuned to the Slack channel and to Start.
Tip: You can add a bit of Agave syrup if you like sweet late.