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Sparkling Matcha

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Serves 1

Introduction

Matcha is the powdered tea used in the Japanese tea ceremony. The teamaker whips it until frothy with a carved bamboo whisk. However, I tried making matcha with an electric hand mixer, and it worked fine. (This will probably get me banned from Japan.) Use a fairly large bowl and attach only one beater to the mixer. The water temperature here is approximate; if you miss it by 20 degrees either way, no big deal.

Ingredients

~ Generous ¼ teaspoon matcha
½ cup water, about 170 degrees
6 oz. club soda, chilled

Steps

  1. Combine the matcha and water in a bowl and whisk with a matcha whisk until frothy. Pour over ice in a pint glass and add the club soda. Stir and serve.

Notes

Read more about green tea in Matthew Amster-Burton’s “Green goddess.”

This content is from the Matthew Amster-Burton collection.

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1. by anonymous on Sep 12, 2008 at 5:24 PM PDT

I think it would and should get you banned from Japan. Half the fun and respite of green tea is the mindful whisking. Try it and the tea may taste even better.

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