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Whisking a hot bowl of matcha green tea

How to Whisk Matcha

A simple tutorial on how to whisk a bowl of pure matcha green tea.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes
CuisineGluten-Free, Vegan


  • 1 tsp. organic matcha powder (ceremonial grade)
  • 5 oz. water (about 2/3 cup)


  • Measure 1 teaspoon matcha powder in a tea bowl.*
  • Heat 5 oz. water (about 2/3 cup) just under boiling, around 160°F (71°C).
  • Carefully pour hot water in the bowl with matcha powder.
  • Using a bamboo whisk (holding it vertically from the top) stir a few times to make sure all the matcha clumps are off the bottom and side of the bowl.
  • Then whisk very briskly back and forth in a straight line for about 20-30 seconds. (Take care not to scrape the bottom of the bowl with the delicate bamboo prongs.)
  • Finish by whisking in a slower zig-zag pattern to calm the waves and create delicate “micro foam”.
  • Rinse your whisk, and set it upright on the counter for next time (or on a whisk holder if you have one).


*Bowl: Since you’ll whisk vigorously to achieve the froth, it’s best to use a wide and deep enough bowl. (If you don’t have a matcha bowl, a soup bowl works great.)
Matcha quality: Be sure to use a good quality organic matcha powder with bright green color.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 12 kcal | Protein: 2 g | Vitamin A: 200 IU | Calcium: 4 mg | Iron: 1 mg