People all know the unique sweet aromatic scent of cinnamon. People use it in their cakes, sweets and other confectioneries when they want them to stand in a class of their own. The spicy taste of cinnamon is a well known delight on many palates. Including cinnamon in matcha brings about a delectable tea can be used for any special gathering where the participants are willing to partake of the zesty velvety aroma and taste that proves delightful to any appetite.
- Cinnamon Matcha tea also has a host of amazing health benefits such as; Cardio vascular support – it has anti-inflammatory benefits in and around the body hence allowing the heart to remain strong and healthy and also keeping fatal heart conditions at bay.
- Germ fighting properties – this is particularly useful for those who suffer from fungal, bacterial or parasitic infections such as lice, ulcers or yeast infections.
- Lowers sugar levels in the blood – this is particularly effective for people with type 2 diabetes.
- Lowers bad cholesterol in the blood – this is very useful for those with weight control challenges.
- Adds important nutritional minerals and vitamins into the body such as calcium, iron, manganese and dietary fiber.
- Matcha + Herbs
- Immune System
- Brain Activity
- Blood Sugar
Most people think that making Matcha the traditional way is not easy. However, this is far from the truth if you know the simple secret and techniques of making Matcha. Preparing and whisking Matcha to make it frothy on the surface can be a fun and wonderful experience when serving Matcha to yourself and a visual treat when serving it to your guests.
Here is the basic way to prepare a bowl of Matcha. Be sure to view the video as well to further assist you in whisking the perfect froth for your Matcha green tea. You may need a couple tries in the beginning to make a nice creamy froth but once you get the hang of it, the satisfaction of attaining perfection will bring you joy as you relax to enjoy a nice healthy and wholesome bowl of Matcha made just by you.
- Before adding hot water to Matcha, it is recommended that Matcha is sifted using a tea strainer or a sifter to avoid clumps of Matcha from forming in the tea.
- Place about two bamboo tea scoops (1/2 to 1 tsp.) of Matcha powder in the bowl.
- Add 2 to 3 oz. of pre-boiling water to the bowl (~180F / ~80C). Boiling water may not be the most suitable for Matcha because it does not bring out the best flavor and the natural mild sweetness of the tea.
- Using the bamboo whisk: whisk briskly with the motion of making the letter "M" or "W." Simply an up and down motion will do as well. The whisking brings oxygen into the tea to create a nice frothy layer on the surface with many air bubbles. (Optional) To remove the air bubbles, simply lift the whisk slightly and lightly stroke the surface of the froth a few times until air bubbles have completely disappeared. Using soft water is best for Matcha green tea and any other Japanese green teas.
- Depending on personal preference, add more water to adjust for desired taste.
Remember to add more water only AFTER whisking.
Three Key Points
- Amount of Matcha (two scoops or 1/2 to 1 tsp)
- Amount of water (starting with 2~3oz. water)
- Temperature of water (not boiling, approx. 180F/80C)
How to Maintain Freshness of Matcha
- Keep in the refrigerator or freezer
- Keep away from any moisture and direct contact to light
- Keep away from items with strong odor
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