TIPS AND TRICKS
EASY DOES IT
For an easy and quick matcha mix. Simply add a spoon of matcha to a small bottle of water or juice. Shake and drink.
Mix matcha with orange juice or other citrus fruit juice to max out your antioxidant fix. Citric acid found in citrus fruit, such as oranges or lemons, can increase your body's ability to absorb the antioxidants in matcha by as much as 13 fold. Want to know more? You can read the article here.
DON’T BOIL OUT THE ANTIOXIDANTS
Pouring boiling liquid on your matcha will cause the leaves to start to oxidising. Putting Boiling water onto matcha will also bring out the tannins and increase the bitterness of the flavour.
To get the temperature right we suggest putting a little cold water in a cup and then pouring boiling water on top. If you wait for your kettle to cool down it could take as long as 15 minutes!!! How much cold water?
STORE IT RIGHT
When matcha is exposed to heat, light and oxygen it rapidly oxidise. This can be seen by the change in colour of the powder. To keep your matcha at its freshest Matcha store it in the fridge or freezer. We do J.
MATCHA & DAIRY DON’T MIX
Casein in found in dairy milk may reduce your body’s ability to absorb the polyphenol content of matcha and so stop you getting the full benefit. If do want to mix matcha with milk and still max out on the health benefits (Matcha lattes :p) then use soya or almond milks.
WARM UP YOUR WHISK
Try softening your whisk by dipping it in hot water for a few seconds before use. This’ll make it easier for you to whisk up you matcha.