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5 Creative Blending Methods to Transform Your Matcha Experience

Although many of us can agree that matcha is amazing, it can be intimidating as heck. I know it was for me when I first started drinking it 5 years ago. Achieving the perfect blend of matcha powder and hot water can be a daunting task without the right technique. Worry no more - we are here to make it easy and accessible! 

Now, let’s explore five different methods for mixing matcha: using a bamboo matcha whisk, an electric milk frother, a jar with a lid, a blender,and an instant frother. Each method offers its own distinct advantages and results, allowing you to discover your preferred way of preparing this invigorating beverage. What they all have in common is that they easily dissolve your matcha leaving you without clumps and ready to prepare for your favorite recipes. 

Mixing matcha with a traditional bamboo matcha whisk in a white matcha bowl
1. Bamboo Matcha Whisk (Chasen) - The traditional method of using a chasen, or matcha whisk, is a time-honored technique that dates back centuries. Made of bamboo, this specialized tool helps to dissolve the matcha powder completely, resulting in a frothy and smooth consistency. To use a chasen, place the matcha powder in a bowl, add hot water, and whisk in a rapid zigzag motion until a rich foam forms. Avoid touching the bottom of the bowl with the whisk to prevent damage to the delicate bamboo.  A whisk can last 1-2 years as long as it is made of good quality and is taken care of properly. The bamboo whisk allows for precise control and provides a traditional and meditative matcha experience. Learn more about how to care for your Bamboo Matcha Whisk here.
    Mixing matcha in a clear glass with an electric milk frother
    2. Electric Milk Frother - For a quick and convenient matcha preparation, an electric frother can be an excellent choice. These versatile and conveninent handheld devices, often used for frothing milk, can also create a delightful matcha foam. Simply add matcha powder and water (hot or iced) to a cup, insert the frother, and turn it on. Move the frother up and down until a creamy foam is formed. Sometimes tilting it to the side helps too. The electric frother ensures a consistent and frothy matcha with minimal effort.
    Mixing Matcha in a spice jar with a white lid
    3. Jar with Lid - If you don't have any specialized equipment on hand, a jar with a tightly sealed lid can serve as an effective alternative for mixing matcha. Place the matcha powder and water in the jar, seal it tightly, and shake vigorously until all of the matcha powder has dissolved. This method creates a frothy matcha with a pleasant texture and is ideal for traveling or for those who prefer a quick and easy hands-on approach. An old spice jar is the perfect size!

    4. Blender - When you desire a smooth and evenly blended matcha, a blender can be a useful tool. We also use the blender for large batches of matcha or bigger recipes. Start by adding matcha powder and room temp water to the blender. Blend on low speed for a few seconds until the powder is fully dissolved. Gradually increase the speed to medium and blend for another 15-20 seconds to create a frothy and well-mixed matcha. However, be careful not to over-blend, as excessive blending can generate heat and affect the flavor.

    5. Instant Frother - For an effortless matcha preparation, an instant frother can be a great option. Start by turning on the device and selecting the appropriate function for frothing matcha. Add hot water and the desired amount of matcha powder then hit start and let the frother mix until everything is combined. The frother effortlessly handles all the work for you, saving you time and effort. An instant frother is perfect for those seeking convenience without compromising on the quality of their matcha. For some instant frothers, you can also add your other ingredients, including your milk to matcha a latte in all in one vessel with the touch of one button. In many of our videos, we have used the Instant Frother by Instant Pot.

      Hands around a grey mug of matcha latte on a wooden table


      Experimenting with various methods to mix matcha can be an exciting adventure. Whether you opt for the traditional matcha whisk, the convenience of an electric frother, the simplicity of a jar, the smoothness of a blender, or the ease of an instant frother, each option works. Choose which best serves you! We personally switch it up day to day.

      If you are new to matcha, we encourage you to check out our Matcha 101 post to learn more and visually see how we like to prepare our matcha.

      We encourage you to explore and embrace the traditional and meditative experience of the chasen or explore the accessible and effortless nature of modern tools. Ultimately, finding your preferred method will enhance your matcha enjoyment and bring you closer to the perfect cup of this vibrant and invigorating beverage.

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