Making a delightful cup of matche follows a similar process to traditional matcha preparation. Here’s a simple guide to enjoy your Matche Olive Leaf Tea:
Prepare your tools: Gather a bamboo matcha whisk (chasen), a matcha bowl (chawan), a fine-mesh sieve, and a bamboo scoop (chashaku).
Optional- Sift the Matche: Using a fine-mesh sieve, sift the Matche Olive Leaf Tea powder into the bowl. This step ensures a smooth consistency by removing any clumps.
Add hot water: Heat water to approximately 175°F (80°C). Avoid using boiling water, as it may compromise the delicate flavors. Pour a small amount of hot water, around 4 ounces or 120ml, into the bowl.
Whisk the Matche: Take the bamboo whisk and briskly whisk the Matche Olive Leaf Tea in a zigzag motion. Start slowly and gradually increase the speed, whisking until the tea is well combined.
Enjoy your Matche: Once you’ve combined your Matche Olive Leaf Tea it is ready to be savored. Traditionally, you can sip it directly from the bowl, embracing the flavors and healthful benefits in every sip.
Additionally, if desired, you can also use an electric handheld frother for an alternative method of preparing your Matche Olive Leaf Tea. This convenient tool can help create a consistency similar to the traditional bamboo whisk method.
To use an electric handheld frother, follow these steps in conjunction with the previous guide:
After adding hot water to the bowl and before whisking, insert the frother into the Matche Olive Leaf Tea mixture.
Turn on the frother and blend the tea in a gentle up-and-down motion until it becomes frothy and well combined. Ensure that the frother is fully submerged in the tea for optimal results.
Once you’ve achieved the desired frothy consistency, your Matche Olive Leaf Tea is ready to be enjoyed.
Whether using the traditional bamboo whisk or an electric handheld frother, both methods allow you to experience the exquisite flavors and healthful benefits of Matche Olive Leaf Tea. Take a moment to immerse yourself in the serene ritual of preparing and savoring this unique blend of Italian and Japanese traditions, allowing it to awaken your senses and elevate your tea-drinking experience.