Written by Michael Mantz, M.D.
You will want high-quality matcha for this recipe. High-quality matcha has a complex flavor. It has savory umami taste with bright and cheery grassy notes. It has mild astringency with a hint of sweetness. Matcha green tea has more body than regular green tea and when blended on high creates a delicate foam on top for a smooth and delightful tea.
2 oz (1/4 cup) of room temperature purified (not-distilled) water
6 oz (3/4 cup) of boiling water
1 tsp of matcha green tea powder
Optional: ¼ avocado or 1-2 scoops of coconut cream powder
Optional sweetness booster: stevia/xylitol/tsp of raw honey
Place 2 oz of room temperature water into a blender and add 1 tsp of matcha and blend for 5 seconds. Add 6 oz of boiling water and blend for 30 seconds.
Please refer to the article: Brain-boosting – Matcha Green Tea to learn more about the wonderful nutritional properties of matcha green tea.
-This is the fastest way I know how to make matcha green tea at just the right temperature. Since matcha green tea powder does not need to steep – once it is added to hot water and blended – it’s ready to go. No need to squeeze bags or strain anything.
-Experts will argue over what is the best temperature for matcha green tea but most will agree you do not want to use boiling water or you will destroy its delicate flavors. Most people would agree that 175F/80C is a good temperature for matcha green tea
–No need for a thermometer here is a quick and easy way to get 175F/80C water: 2 oz of room temperature water (approximately 68F/20C) mixed with 6 oz of boiling water (212F/100C) = 8 oz of 80C/176F temperature water.
-If you drink this on an empty stomach, I recommend adding fat to it and or lowering the amount of matcha green tea powder to mitigate possible nausea from the tannins in the matcha green tea.
-Using a hot pot and a blender you can make this recipe in less than 3 minutes – the fastest hot tea I know how to make. Enjoy!