How to Make Matcha Without a Whisk

You can't wait.


You've gotten your hands on some good quality Matcha and you're about to make your own Matcha latte at home!


Fast forward in time and the Matcha latte is ready! You take your first sip and...


Hang on, why is it so clumpy?



If this has ever happened to you, it's likely you weren't using a Matcha whisk. 


Fret not, in this article we'll show you how to make frothy Matcha at home, no whisk needed.




Does using a whisk really make a difference?

To put it simply–yes


Matcha literally translates to "ground tea". To produce Matcha, the entire green tea leaf is stone-ground into a fine powder. 


Consuming the whole leaf means you get all of the beneficial nutrients and antioxidants in Matcha. However, because Matcha doesn't dissolve, Matcha will naturally form clumps.


If you want to make a silky-smooth latte, you need to get rid of those clumps somehow. 


A Matcha Whisk (or Chasen) does the job best. After all, that's what it was designed for!


A Matcha Whisk has many more prongs than an ordinary baking whisk, allowing it to break up clumps and create a frothy Matcha in seconds.


The gentle bamboo prongs also mould to the shape of your bowl (without.scratching it). This means no Matcha getting stuck to the bowl's sides and no grainy Matcha.


We always recommend a Matcha Whisk if possible. It's also easy to use - just check out this article for a guide on how to whisk Matcha!



What if I don't have a whisk?


No whisk? No problem! There are several alternatives to a Matcha Whisk. 


Before we discuss those alternatives, we need to make one thing clear: using a spoon is really NOT ideal!


Instead of breaking up clumps, a spoon often makes even more clumps. The video below speaks for itself.

 

 

The following methods are much more effective than a spoon:

 


Option 1: Electric Milk Frother

Add hot water into a bowl first, followed by sifted Matcha powder. 


Use the electric milk frother to whisk until frothy. 


Some Matcha may be stuck to the sides of the bowl due to the rigid nature of the whisk.



Option 2: Blender

Add Matcha and hot water directly to the blender and blend until clump-free. 


A small blender will work much better than a larger one.



Option 3: Shaker Bottle

Add Matcha and hot (but not boiling) water into a small bottle. 


You can recycle a Craft Tea Fox latte glass bottle to do this too!


Cap the bottle tightly and shake vigorously to break up clumps.



Now you know how to prepare Matcha without a whisk, using everyday items in your kitchen! 


Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more Matcha tips and tricks!


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