Matcha is a truly remarkable powder that offers you so many health benefits and enhances your daily life. It is packed with antioxidants and as a bonus it tastes amazing!
In order to properly enjoy this amazing drink you need to avoid some common mistakes that might compromise your experience with matcha.
Here are 10 common mistakes:
1.Using Boiling Hot Water
Matcha needs a specific temperature so it doesn’t lose its nutritional value and taste. Matcha should be dissolved in hot water that is between 75 and 80 degrees Celsius or 167- 176 fahrenheit.
2.Not Using a Sieve
Matcha is a very fine powder and needs to go through a sieve in order to dissolve properly.
3.Not Keeping Matcha in the Fridge after Opening
After opening a can a matcha it is best to store it in the fridge. This will prevent and damages from heat, moisture and oxygen.
4.Leaving Matcha Exposed to Sunlight
UV Light from the sun can alter the color, consistency and quality of matcha.
5.Stirring with a Spoon instead of a Bamboo Whisk
Stirring matcha with a spoon is a bad idea as it will not break down the matcha powder and it will result in a lumpy matcha drink.
6.Using too much or too little matcha
It is important to use the right amount of matcha in order to get the best flavour. 1/2 tsp of matcha or 1 bamboo scoop
7.Using the wrong kind of matcha
For drinks it is best to use a high quality ceremonial grade matcha such as the Super Premium Matcha or the Premium Matcha. For beginners The Super Deal Matcha is ideal. For recipes it is best to use a culinary grade matcha.
8.Using a non-certified Matcha
Using non- certified Matcha can be dangerous as chemical fertilisers can be used in growing non- organic matcha. For the best results and optimum health benefits always use certified organic matcha.
9.Using low quality matcha
Using low quality matcha with a pale color can result in a bitter taste and less health benefits. The most antioxidant matcha is the one that is bright green.
10.Using cowS milk for matcha latte
Using cows milk in Matcha Latte can compromise the antioxidant capabilities of matcha. It is best to use a healthy plant milk instead such as soy milk, almond milk etc
To make the best matcha drinks and other recipes follow our advice to avoid these common mistakes and check out our recipe blog here.
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