Matcha has become increasingly popular in recent years, with its unique flavor and health benefits making it a favorite among coffee and tea lovers alike. One of the most common ways to enjoy matcha is by making a Tenzo shot, which serves as the base for all matcha drinks in a cafe. In this blog post, we'll show you how to make a Tenzo shot, which is the perfect starting point for all your matcha creations.
First, it's important to understand what a Tenzo shot is. Simply put, a Tenzo shot is a concentrated dose of matcha powder that is mixed with water. This creates a strong, flavorful base that can be used to make a wide variety of matcha drinks, such as lattes, smoothies, and iced teas.
To make a Tenzo shot, you'll need a few key ingredients: high-quality Tenzo matcha powder, filtered water, and a whisk, electric mixer or frother. Here's the step-by-step process:
Begin by heating your water to the desired temperature. For a Tenzo shot, we recommend using water that is around 175-180°F (80-82°C). If you are making an iced matcha drink you can start with cold water.
Next, measure out your matcha powder. For a standard Tenzo shot, you'll need about 2 grams of matcha powder, which is roughly equivalent to one teaspoon.
Place the matcha powder into a small bowl or cup.
Slowly add the heated water to the matcha powder, whisking or frothing vigorously as you go. The goal is to create a smooth, frothy mixture without any clumps.
Continue whisking or frothing until the mixture is fully combined and a layer of froth has formed on top.
Your Tenzo shot is now ready to use! Pour it into a mug or glass and use it as the base for your favorite matcha drink.
There are many different ways to enjoy a Tenzo shot. Some people prefer to drink it straight, as a quick and energizing pick-me-up. Others use it as the base for a matcha latte, adding steamed milk and a touch of sweetener for a creamy and indulgent treat. And still others use it as the base for a refreshing iced tea or smoothie, adding fresh fruit and ice for a cool and delicious summer beverage.
No matter how you choose to enjoy your Tenzo shot, one thing is certain: with its bold flavor and potent health benefits, it's the perfect starting point for all your matcha creations. So why not give it a try today? Your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!