Making Matcha "Do Nots"

Posted by Robbie Page on


Do not use a metal whisk, fork or spoon to try and mix your matcha.

This usually leads to lots of matcha powder clumps being left in the drink and the customer experience becomes something similar to a cinnamon challenge (i.e. attempting to swallow 1 spoonful of cinnamon without any water). We can all agree: nobody wants that experience when they order a matcha latte.

Do not wait for pure matcha green tea powder to dissolve in water (or even assume it can), because it never will!

Pure matcha powder is ground green tea leaves which means there are actually small particles of leaves suspended in the liquid! You may have heard or thought matcha dissolves because other matcha powders do, but this is actually just the sugar & other additives in other matchas that dissolve in the water, not the matcha itself.

Do not use boiling water (or any liquids above 180 degrees Fahrenheit) because high heat will damage matcha - especially high-quality matcha.

Unfortunately, if you burn matcha powder, it becomes bitter, astringent, and can lose its vibrant color along with its delicious flavor - and nobody wants burnt, bitter matcha!

Do not use a regular old spoon to measure your matcha because a little bit goes a long way.

Always stick to the green ratio of 2 oz water or less to 1 tsp Tenzo’s pure matcha green tea powder. This will keep your matcha shots smooth & consistent without clumps while ensuring each customer gets the boost of energy, antioxidants, and calming L-theanine that they want and need! It will also ensure that costs remain consistent, which is obviously very important for every business owner..

Last but not least, & for the 7th time, please Do not serve clumpy matcha!

No one likes it, no one wants it, so let's not make ‘em that way. Use the right tools and the green ratio above to make sure your customers have a great experience with their matcha at your business!