How to Prepare Matcha If You Don't Have A Whisk
It is a unique tea that comes from the same Camellia Sinensis leaves in regular green tea bags. Its difference from regular green tea is that the Camellia Sinensis plants used for matcha production are grown in the shade.
This process increases caffeine and nutrition levels; instead of putting dried leaves in tea bags, matcha makers stone-ground the shade-grown tea leaves into powder.
Rooted in tradition
Matcha has always been popular in Japan, where Zen monks use it in meditation ceremonies. They find that drinking it kept them awake but calm and helped them concentrate on their meditation.
It traditionally was also used to color food and treat minor inflammatory illnesses. The Japanese have always believed in its health benefits, which are now well-known and scientifically proven by research.
A global phenomenon
Today, it is produced in many countries and is popular among people of different ages. Matcha is a popular flavor for ice cream, cakes, and pastries, and cafe beverages. You can find Matcha in boba tea shops, gelato parlors, and bakeries.
Matcha is also beloved by health and wellness enthusiasts. Research proves that Matcha is the best alternative drink to replace coffee and other high-caffeine energy drinks.
Many athletes have switched to Matcha as their go-to fix during training and workouts. They claim that they don't tire quickly and that their bodies and muscles recover faster now that they drink Matcha.
Matcha is the best alternative drink.
Matcha caffeine is as much as coffee caffeine, about 79 milligrams. However, unlike the caffeine rush that coffee gives you, it gradually releases caffeine for a non-jittery and more sustainable energy.
A cup of it can get you through four to six hours of pleasant energy compared to the one to three nervous hours for coffee.
The energy in it supplements its L-Theanine, an amino acid that reduces stress and induces mindfulness and focus.
It keeps you up and increases your cognition and alertness while keeping you relaxed and composed.
Matcha is nutritious
Matcha is a very nutritious alternative to any drink. It is chock-full of beneficial antioxidants, catechins, amino acids, fiber, and vitamins and minerals.
It contains many catechin flavonoids which act as antioxidants that supplement your body's immune cells in fighting free radicals and repairing cells. The catechin EGCG or Epigallocatechin gallate has unique anti-inflammatory abilities that can help your body mitigate pain and diseases like cancer, diabetes, and hypertension.
A cup has concentrated amounts of vitamins and minerals that benefit your body. It helps keep your body functioning properly and aids in the prevention of sickness.
The best and most popular way to consume it is TEA!
How to make Matcha tea
We only sell top ceremonial-grade powder sourced from farmer-owned plantations in the foothills of Mt. Uji, Japan. This type is the grade that you can use in many ways. You can use it to flavor pastries, powder your desserts, and drink as a tea.
The traditional way of preparing Matcha is how the monks do it in their meditation ceremonies. They use a bamboo whisk to mix Matcha with hot water as part of their ceremonial routine.
The act of whisking Matcha is meditative, and it does the job of saturating the water with the matcha powder.
The most popular drink today is the matcha latte.
To make this delectable drink, prepare the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of milk (cow's milk, soy milk, almond milk or hemp milk)
- 1 tsp coco-oil (or any neutral oil)
- 1 tsp Top Ceremonial Grade Yodha Matcha powder
- (OPTIONAL) 2 tsp honey or other alternative sweeteners of your choice - you can use stevia, muscovado, coconut sugar, or regular brown or white sugar.
Then you should be able to follow these instructions:
- Heat the milk via stovetop or microwave.
- Pour the milk, oil, and sifted Yodha Matcha powder into your drinking cup
- Add your sweetener
- Mix and aerate your Matcha with a whisk
- Consume while warm.
HEY, WAIT A MINUTE I DON'T HAVE A WHISK!
For some reason, you can't even find your manual whisk in the kitchen. You have already tried using a spoon, but the powder doesn't dissolve as well. It would be best if you had a whisk, but you don't have it.
Don't worry. We have different tips and things to use for you to get your drink fix, even though you don't have a whisk.
- A fork
Whatever you can beat with a whisk, you can beat with a fork. Even go as far as using two forks back to back for a "fork whisk" situation.
2. Mason Jar
Put all of your latte ingredients inside the mason jar and "shake it as you mean it." You'll know its ready when your Matcha powder completely dissolves in the liquid just like when you whisk it.
3. A blender
A blender is a whisk on steroids. Even though it can remove the Zen-ish satisfaction of bamboo whisking, it does the job. If anything, you can close your eyes and hum to the sound of the blender's motor a la meditation.
4. A water bottle
No whisk, no mason jar? - No problemo. Just find your favorite water bottle and put in all the ingredients. Shake, shake, shake your way to a tea-filled day.
5. A portable electric whisk that you purposely bought for Matcha, so you don't have to look for the kitchen whisk all the time
Make sure you don't forget to put our electric whisk in your next check-out. It is a handheld portable electric whisk that can even help you froth your latte.
Not only does it whisk your Matcha, but you can be creative with it and add texture to your drink.
Our matcha frother has two heads: single and double whisk operates with just the press of a button and has a sleek design that will allow you to have the right control.
The Matcha Frother is BPA free and made with FDA-certified stainless steel. It is easy to clean and is the right product to give you a more convenient matcha experience.
YOU CAN MAKE MATCHA WITHOUT A WHISK
Just be creative and make sure your powder is dissolved as long as you are drinking it, and you're on your way to a healthier you, be happy, and sip up!