Monday, March, 26, 2012
The process of making and drinking Matcha make it a truly unique green tea. And one of the most mysterious green teas, since you need someone to teach you how to properly make Matcha. So we’ve attempted to create a series of videos explaining how to make Matcha in multiple ways:traditional, iced or even as a latte. If you've ever hear someone complain about 'bitter' Matcha, these videos can help. And if you've never had Matcha latte, you're missing out!
When drinking Matcha, you consume the whole leaf of the tea, rather than just water flavored by the leaf. It’s made by whisking the ground up leaves (Matcha powder) with water and possibly honey or cream. Modern versions use an electric frother, rather than a bamboo whisk, but the process is generally the same. The first video explains Matcha, the others show you how to make it:
How to make traditional Matcha:
Join our Master Teaologist, Naoko, behind the scenes in our cupping room, as she demonstrates how to prepare traditional ceremonial Matcha.
How to make a Matcha Latte:
Join our Master Teaologist, Naoko, behind the scenes in our cupping room, as she demonstrates how to prepare an everyday Teavana Matcha Latte.
More to come, including Iced Matcha and one of our old favorites: Four Days on Mt. Fuji!