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matcha in teacup

How to Make Matcha

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 bowl/cup 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Whisking
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Vegan


Learn how to make the best bowl of matcha in your own kitchen with this easy step-by-step tutorial.


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  1. Pour a little hot water in your matcha bowl and swirl it around. You can also use the whisk to move the water around so it warms up the bowl. Discard the water.
  2. Place the small strainer over the bowl and using your chashaku (tea scoop), scoop some matcha powder (approximately 1/2 teaspoon).
  3. Place the matcha powder in the strainer and sift it.  You can use the chashaku to help the powder sift through the holes if needed.
  4. Pour 2 ounces hot water (180°F / 80°C) over the matcha powder and whisk in a zigzag motion (like you are drawing the letter W). Keep whisking until the top gets a little frothy.
  5. Pour another 6 ounces hot water (180°F / 80°C) and serve.


Storing Matcha

Store matcha in an airtight storage container and then place that container in a ziploc bag (take as much air out as possible). Keep it in a cool, dark, and dry place.

For optimal taste and freshness, drink your matcha within 60 days of opening.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 5
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 9.5mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: ryokucha

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