Here's a comprehensive guide to making your own matcha at home:
- Step 1: Source your matcha from a reliable and high-quality brand
- Step 2: Prepare the ingredients for making a matcha latte
- Step 3: Start making the matcha latte
- Step 4: Enjoy your glass of matcha latte and enjoy its benefits
If you want to start making your own matcha at home, this beginner’s guide is perfect for you! Matcha has a lot of different benefits for your body:
- it contains antioxidants
- it can help prevent chronic diseases such as cancer
- it can promote heart health
- it can help you lose weight and burn fat
If you have no idea where to begin, let’s get started.
Step 1: Source your matcha from a reliable and high-quality brand.
It’s important to look for the best quality matcha powder brand whether online or from a traditional Japanese shop. Make sure to check out the reviews and try out different types, as well.
Furthermore, make sure you choose between ceremonial and culinary grade matcha. Ceremonial grade matcha is a type of matcha that is the highest quality grade, which is slightly more subtle and less strong compared to the culinary grade one. On the other hand, culinary grade matcha is a slightly lower grade matcha. It’s less expensive and has a bolder, more prominent taste.
Step 2: Prepare the ingredients for making a matcha latte.
Once you’ve chosen the best type and brand of matcha powder, you can start preparing your other ingredients. Fortunately, the ingredients for a matcha latte are simple and easily available:
- sweetener (honey or condensed milk works well)
- milk (fresh, soy, oat, or almond are great choices
Step 3: Start making the matcha latte.
After preparing your ingredients, you can start making your matcha latte!
Step 1: Fill a glass with a generous amount of sweetener (around 1 tbsp). Unless it already has sweetener in it, your matcha powder may taste quite bitter, so it’s important to balance it out with either honey or condensed milk.
Step 2: Add around 1 cup of your milk of choice and stir with a metal or glass straw until the sweetener dissolves or integrates with the milk. If you have a frother, you can froth your milk so that it creates a bubbly consistency.
Step 3: Add ice cubes.
In a separate bowl or cup, add around 1-2 tsps. of your matcha powder, then pour in hot water to melt it. Mix the matcha mixture using a teaspoon (you may also opt to froth this for a thicker consistency). After that, you may pour the matcha mixture into the cup of milk. Give it a good stir until the matcha combines with the milk. And there you have it — cafe level matcha latte in a few simple steps!
Step 4: Enjoy your glass of matcha latte and enjoy its benefits.
Make sure to snap a shot of your own beautiful creation, cherish your glass of homemade matcha latte, and enjoy the different benefits it has for you. Trust me – it’s going to be highly addicting!