Are You Doing Matcha the Right Way?

Matcha is a 2016 favorite that must carry on into 2017. It is the perfect tea to boost our metabolism, get our antioxidants, and enhance our moods. 

But let's be honest, matcha can be tricky to order and make. Finding the right matcha cafes and right matcha recipes can be tough. That's why we are talking all about ma-ma-matcha! 

 Matcha Latte with Almond Milk from Chailait NYC <3

Matcha Latte with Almond Milk from Chailait NYC <3

Choosing matcha cafes. The search for good matcha is certainly a serious business. The key to finding a good matcha cafe is asking them their process and looking at their matcha tea.

We gotta make sure they know how to whisk, steam milk of choice, and latte art doesn't help for a snapshot :) Also, looking at the matcha helps. We want matcha that has a vibrant green color, if it is dull green or army green, we should find another cafe that chooses high grade matcha.

Speak to matcha enthusiasts. Joining any conversations with people who love matcha is always the best. Looking online is a second option, but nothing like an in-person referral. 

People who love matcha have spent their time getting to know about how to brew it, how to make it, and how to find it. Talking to people about matcha will open up the doors to many places. 

Learn to make own matcha. Making our own matcha can be the best bet for anyone who likes being hands-on or doesn't want to spend the money out. There are top three tips to brewing our own matcha. 

  1. Find a good matcha tea powder (DoMatcha, KENKO, and Pure Matcha are great)
  2. Choose a milk of choice (soy, almond, and coconut are all awesome) 
  3. Pick how to brew (whisking and/or blending are personal favorite ways)

For a matcha tea latte recipe, check out this post from July to see how to make it with DoMatcha, soy milk, and a blender.

For the New Yorkers. Shoutout to my New York readers! If any of you are looking for good matcha places, the best places to go in the city are Chalait and Cha Cha Matcha. Admittedly, Starbucks makes a great matcha, as well. 

Enjoy a cup of matcha. Even if we are from different cities, the above tips will be helpful in doing matcha the right way. 

It's all about knowing how to choose our cafes, speaking with matcha lovers, and learning how to make our own cup of tea. With these steps, we are bound to end up loving matcha.

-ST