Purists insist that the only way to mix matcha is with a traditional bamboo whisk. If you don’t have one of these on hand, feel free to use a spoon. To break up lumps, try using a small fork or metal whisk to stir your matcha. In a pinch, a shaker bottle will work as well.
You can use either cold or hot water, whichever you prefer. To enjoy a basic matcha tea, mix ½ teaspoon of Qmatcha Green Tea Powder (culinary or ceremonial) with 6-8 ounces (3/4 cup to 1 cup) of cold or hot water. If you choose hot water, just ensure that the hot water is below boiling, so you don’t lose any of the benefits of drinking matcha (between 160°F – 180° F).
Everyone is different, so listen to your body to determine what is best for you. It’s likely that you won’t need more than 2 to 3 servings per day. Many people like to drink one serving of Qmatcha in the morning, and one in the early afternoon when the post-lunch slump sets in. Qmatcha’s natural energy boost lasts from 4 to 6 hours.
Of course not! While the traditional Japanese tea ceremony uses hot water and a bamboo whisk, you can drink Qmatcha however you would like. Blend matcha with milk for a morning latte, toss a scoop into your pre-workout smoothie, or mix it with cold water for a refreshing afternoon treat.