Passion Fruit lends its heightened sweet flavor to the light velvety matcha to create an exquisite tasting Passion Fruit matcha drink that is loved by both adults and children alike. This light and invigorating drink can be taken as an appetizer before breakfast, a rejuvenating mid-morning drink or a mid-afternoon revitalizer. It fruity goodness is ideal for young energetic children who need to explore the great tasting flavors of many herbal teas.
Passion fruit matcha with its bright colored hue lends its appeal in any social gathering where people are new and not so new in the modern and emerging tastes for fruity herbal teas. It is the perfect drink to accompany light refreshments at any time because its lasting flavor lingers on the palate with its sweet fresh after taste.
Passion fruit matcha is an all-weather drink that can be taken both hot and cold depending on the weather and the drinkers. Its great tangy flavor plays on the palate and invites its drinkers to continue to refresh themselves of its energizing goodness. Furthermore, its high tolerance among both adults and children make it the perfect natural drink to take instead of other sweet tasting high calorie snack alternatives.
- Matcha + Fruits
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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