How to Brew Matcha

First time drinker and not sure how to prepare it? Making matcha is simple, and it doesn't take long! Following our step-by-step brewing guide below, you'll be able to make a perfect cup of matcha in just a few minutes. 

Place ½-1tsp of matcha in a bowl or large mug

Add enough hot – not boiling – water to make a smooth paste. Top up with 80ml more hot water. 

Whisk or use a handheld milk frother to blend the matcha until you have the desired amount of foam. 

If you’re making a latte, add your choice of hot milk. Then enjoy your matcha! 

Place ½-1tsp of matcha in a bowl or large mug 

Add enough hot – not boiling – water to make a smooth paste. Top up with 80ml more hot water. 

Whisk or use a handheld milk frother to blend the matcha until you have the desired amount of foam. 

If you’re making a latte, add your choice of hot milk. Then enjoy your matcha!

Brewing Tips

  • You don’t need to froth your matcha. Froth makes matcha taste milder – it’s down to personal taste. 
  • While using a chasen (bamboo whisk) is traditional, a handheld milk frother or blender also does the trick. Don’t have any of those? A spoon will work, but it won’t create as much froth.
  • When boiling water, turn the kettle off when small bubbles start to appear. Boiling water can burn the matcha and make it taste bitter. 
  • Experiment with different amounts of matcha, water and froth to find the perfect balance for you.
  • Try adding extras like vanilla extract, cocoa powder, cinnamon and different milks to your matcha lattes – it’s delicious!
  • Dairy milk can limit your body’s absorption of the antioxidants in matcha. If drinking matcha for its health benefits, we recommend using non-dairy milk.
  • Not everybody falls in love at their first sip. It’s okay – the taste of matcha is quite unique! Our matcha has no bitterness, making it perfect for first-time drinkers. 

Brewing Tips

  • You don’t need to froth your matcha. Froth makes matcha taste milder – it’s down to personal taste. 
  • While using a chasen (bamboo whisk) is traditional, a handheld milk frother or blender also does the trick. Don’t have any of those? A spoon will work, but it won’t create as much froth.
  • When boiling water, turn the kettle off when small bubbles start to appear. Boiling water can burn the matcha and make it taste bitter.
  • Experiment with different amounts of matcha, water and froth to find the perfect balance for you.
  • Try adding extras like vanilla extract, cocoa powder, cinnamon and different milks to your matcha lattes – it’s delicious!
  • Dairy milk can limit your body’s absorption of the antioxidants in matcha. If drinking matcha for its health benefits, we recommend using non-dairy milk.
  • Not everybody falls in love at their first sip. It’s okay – the taste of matcha is quite unique! Our matcha has no bitterness, making it perfect for first-time drinkers.