Beginners to matcha might think of a Japanese woman in kimono, with a bamboo whisk in her ceramic bowl, stirring up the perfect cloud of matcha foam. That may be a more authentic scene but making that iconic emerald green matcha shot is much easier than you think.
We know your life is busy, so we'd like to share an easier way of making matcha that suits your hectic modern life. For this recipe, a hand-held milk frother will be your new favorite kitchen tool. Not only is it easier to use and more sanitary, as avid matcha drinkers, we also found it's easier on our wrists – bye-bye, carpal tunnel!
The following steps are our version of brewing a matcha shot and matcha-mericano (by adding more water). Our matcha shot is not only delicious by itself, but it can also be used as a base for various drinks, including some of our favorite booze! For the tools and cups, we picked the ones readily available in our kitchen. But please, be as fancy as you like. This is your ritual, and the best part about making matcha at home is discovering your own rhythm.