In my last post we talked about Matcha and whether it was worth drinking or not. Well, there’s no denying the benefits!
My favorite place to get matcha is at DAVIDsTEA.
DAVIDsTEA is a Canadian owned tea shop with over 200 stores across Canada and the United States! (the business only started in 2008).
There are a number of teas to chose from. My favorite is obviously matcha.
Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown green tea. Drinking one cup of matcha is equivalent to drinking 10 cups of green tea!
There are lots of places to get matcha, but I prefer to get matcha from Davids Tea.
I chose Davids Tea because they have lots of different types of matcha. They have the classic, natural ones, AND they also have the FLAVORED ones.
Maple, Peach, Mint, …YES!
Obviously, the natural matchas they offer have a lot more benefits than the flavored ones.
But. I mean…Maple Matcha? Yes, please!
To make a cup of matcha from Davids Tea, you gotta’ make sure you have the essentials. Luckily, Davids Tea has the essentials you can buy! It comes with the matcha whisk (no, you can not mix it together with a spoon), the matcha measuring spoon, and the matcha bowl (to whisk the matcha in).
Here is what you will need: (image from DAVIDsTEA. Click the picture to go to their website)
First, put on the kettle.
The next step is to choose which matcha you would like.
I chose to make a cup of Ceremonial Matcha. (if you chose any one of the four above, still follow these instructions).
Next, you will want to put 2-4 matcha spoonfuls of your chosen matcha into the matcha bowl. (I do not have the matcha bowl. BUT, I wish I did. It would be so much easier).
Once the kettle is almost boiled, pour a cup of the almost boiled water in the bowl (or more, depending how much matcha powder you put in). Then start to whisk the matcha to get it to mix with the hot water.
Fun fact, the matcha actually does not dissolve into the water, it just mixes with the water. This is why you cannot use a spoon or a normal whisk. You need the special whisk made out of bamboo to properly mix the matcha. Otherwise, the matcha will not mix and your drink will be very chalky and have lumps of matcha powder.
Make sure to whisk until you have an even consistency.
Next, if you would like to add any sweetener or milk you can do so now. I added some agave that I also got from DAVIDsTEA.
After that is done, You can pour the matcha into your favorite mug, and enjoy!
ANOTHER FUN FACT:
If you decide you would like to have one of the flavored matchas instead, you do not need to go through these steps!
All you need to do is:
1. Put 2-4 matcha spoonfuls of flavored matcha in the matcha maker.
2. Take near boiling water and add it until it fills about half of the matcha maker.
3. SHAKE. SHAKE. SHAKE.
4. Press the air release button on top of the matcha maker (this will release some air so the matcha doesn’t spit in your face when you open the matcha maker).
5. Pour the matcha into your favorite mug or drink it right from the matcha maker (it doubles as a travel mug).
Just FYI, you can make the flavored matchas this way because they are mixed with ingredients like, pure coconut nectar, cane sugar, etc.
So, the flavored matchas will not clump or be chalky if you use the matcha maker.
However, if you try to use one of the more natural matchas in the matcha maker, it will clump.
Well, there you go! I hope this post helped you (even just a little bit).
I highly recommend Davids Tea, They have lots of other teas to chose from if you do not like matcha.
Be sure to visit them! x