To sift matcha powder before making a cuppa might seem like a needless task but regular matcha drinkers will attest to the difference it makes.
If you've had matcha and never sifted it prior to brewing, you may notice that when you make your tea, there are some lumps that sit at the bottom of your matcha bowl even if you've vigorously whisked it to get that perfect concoction.
Many of you may think that just because you've had lumps in your rather expensive matcha tea, you 've been sold a pup. Don't panic. This lumping happens to all matcha tea powders, regardless if it's top grade or not. Although, oftentimes, lower grade matcha teas do have more lumps than those of higher
Not only will your matcha tea dissolve easier in water or blend well with your cooking recipes,
Note: Sifting only what you can consume in one serving. It is not advisable to sift your matcha powder and not use it as this will eventually clump again. Hence, making all your efforts go to waste as you will have to sift it again. It may not be that big of a deal to you to keep sifting, but it is a big deal to your matcha powder. By sifting, the air--one of the natural adversary of matcha tea powder--will penetrate the tea particles and change the quality of your matcha at a faster rate. It also causes your matcha to get fluffy, resulting in a thin froth with sparse bubbles.
Here are some matcha lover's must-have items to banish those matcha clumps:
(Note: Before you start sifting your
Now you learned how convenient it is to sift matcha powder. So get your sieve on and brew that perfect