How to Make Usucha

Follow these five steps to prepare a cup of light and refreshing Usucha. You'll use 0.07 oz (2 g) of tea to make the ideal amount for one person (about 4.1 tbsp or 60 ml).

  1. Sift the matcha tea powder.
  2. Put 0.1 oz (2 g) of the matcha in a tea bowl.
  3. Pour 1-2 tsp (5 to 10 ml) of hot water from a pot (80℃) and whisk until there are no lumps. Rapidly move the whisk back and forth with your wrist.
  4. Pour another 3.4 tbsp (50 ml) of hot water from the pot. Whisk the tea slowly at first, then faster until the tea is well brewed. When the surface is creamy and refined, it is ready to use.
  5. To make a matcha latte, combine 4.1 tbsp (60 ml) of this thin tea with about 1/2 cup (140 ml) of milk.