Asked and Answered Vol. 4: New ways to make matcha
 

Asked and Answered Vol. 4: New ways to make matcha
Matcha is heavily associated with the tea ceremony, a Japanese art that focuses on preparing the most aesthetically pleasing bowl of tea. At home, too, we often make classic style matcha straight in a bowl, with a sweet served on the side (though with less ritual). But there are many other ways to make matcha other than traditionally whisking it in a bowl!

 
How do I make a matcha latte?
 

How do I make a matcha latte?
For an easy matcha latte, select a slightly rich grade of tea for flavor (Ippodo's ''balanced'' grades work well). Whisk the tea with hot water first, and then add steamed milk of your choice. Tip: sift your matcha powder before adding water to avoid clumps.

 
Fall-limited Tsukikage
 

A great matcha for lattes and straight tea alike:
Fall-limited Tsukikage.


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Any suggestions for matcha desserts?
 

Any suggestions for matcha desserts?
Why not try a matcha affogato? A classic affogato (Italian for ''drowned'') is simply espresso poured over a scoop of ice cream. Pour a stronger brew of matcha over vanilla ice cream for this beautifully green and wonderfully rich, yet sweet, dessert.

 
Get started with this complete matcha set, including Tsukikage.
 

Get started with this complete matcha set, including Tsukikage.


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