A traditional 2-ingredient matcha tea is just what you need for an afternoon energy boost. It’s my favorite caffeinated green tea, and here’s how I make it perfectly every time.

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⭐️ Pro Tips for the Best Traditional Matcha

Choose the right matcha powder

For this traditional matcha, you can splurge on the ceremonial grade matcha. I almost always use Mizuba Tea Co. matcha – and my favorite for this recipe is the Yorokobi. However, go for the Daily or House if you’re new to matcha. And if you’re making a matcha latte, remember that all you need is the Culinary matcha.

Also, be careful who you buy it from because there is a ton of low-quality matcha. For example, some are cut with flour and other fillers, so use a brand you trust.

Don’t just stir in the matcha

Matcha is not a soluble powder. It is finely ground green tea leaves. So, the matcha never dissolves in the liquid. The leaves are only just suspended in the liquid. Therefore, you need a blender, frother, or matcha whisk to suspend the ground leaves evenly.

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What if I don’t have a blender, frother, or a whisk?

It’s all good! First, grab a jar with a lid. Then, sift your ceremonial grade matcha into the jar. Next, add your water. Cover or seal your jar. After that, shake well for 1 minute. That’s all for simple 2-ingredient matcha!

For more in-detail recipe steps for matcha using these tools, read my 4 Ways to Make a Matcha Latte.

Don’t forget, if you are planning on baking or making lattes with your matcha powder, there is no need to splurge on the ceremonial grade matcha. The culinary grade matcha works perfectly.

More Matcha Recipes

I’ve always had a strong love for tea and matcha. You can check out all my matcha recipes here, but here are a few of my faves.

Want free shipping on my favorite matcha?

Simply use my code PPMatcha on the Mizuaba Tea Co. website.

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Traditional 2-Ingredient Matcha

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A traditional 2-ingredient matcha tea is just what you need for an afternoon energy boost. It's my favorite caffeinated green tea, and here's how I make it perfectly every time. This is traditional matcha without any special equipment, so it's ideal for beginners.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 1
Calories: 12kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients on high for 1-2 minutes. You can also use a frother or matcha whisk.

Nutrition

Calories: 12kcal | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 17mg | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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