how to make matcha without whisk

how to make matcha without whisk


Bring water to a boil.

Pour water over matcha powder in a bowl.

Add 1 tablespoon of water to the matcha powder in the bowl.

Using a metal or bamboo whisk, whisk together the matcha and water until the lumps disappear.

Add milk or non-dairy milk and beat in a "W" or "M" pattern until fluffy.

If you like an iced latte, pour over ice.

Add 1 tablespoon of water to the matcha powder in the bowl.

Using a metal or bamboo whisk, whisk together the matcha and water until the lumps disappear.

Steam the milk in a steamer or espresso machine.

Add milk or non-dairy milk to the matcha mixture. If you like an iced latte, pour over ice and stir.

Add the matcha powder first, then a small amount of hot water in a bowl.

Then run your fork over the clumps quickly to smooth them out.

Once the lumps are dissolved, pour in the remaining hot water and continue beating with a fork until no lumps are visible.

Using this method, we found that our matcha tea did not give us the usual smooth taste.

Therefore, we strongly recommend using fork as a workaround of last resort.

Related: What is the spoon in a matcha set for?

To make matcha without whisk, follow these simple steps:

Cold Brew Matcha is the easiest and best way to make delicious, refreshing and healthy iced matcha!

This cold brew matcha recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3 - just pour the matcha into a lidded jar or thermos, add water (or coconut water) and ice, and shake like crazy!

You bought a tin of matcha or got it as a gift and now you don't know what to do with it.

You've seen pictures and videos online of using bamboo whisk matcha and think you need one to prepare matcha properly.

When you see that whisk everywhere, it must be the only way, right?

Then again, to enjoy matcha the traditional way, you need to use a bamboo whisk (aka chasen).

But traditional methods aren't the only way to make it into a hot tea.

So if you don't have a whisk, don't worry, don't let the matcha go stale!

You can make your own matcha using other items you may already have around your home.

If you are new to making matcha, I have 5 bamboo whisk substitutes that are great.

You already have the matcha blender alternatives on this list, so you can see if you even like matcha before committing too much (all you need is a good quality matcha powder).

Related: How do you use traditional Matcha set?


Pour hot water over tea powder and whisk until well combined.

Whether you're using a portable electric whisk or a full-fledged milk frother, this method will give you the closest thing to a traditional bowl of foam.

They are inexpensive and do a really good job of dispersing powders.

Be careful not to turn on the blender before placing it in the water or you will spill the matcha all over the place.

Also turn it off before taking it out of the water.

Containers with higher sides like mugs or mason jars are usually better suited for wider bowls like tea bowls.

The "Shake in a Bottle" method is our favorite bamboo whisk solution.

It's not complicated at all! All you need is a bottle or clear jar with a lid so you can easily check for lumps.

Add an appropriate amount of matcha and water, cover and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds until all lumps are dissolved.

This method creates a nice layer of lather by shaking vigorously.

You just need a little muscle strength and effort to rock the part.

A regular whisk is a good alternative to a bamboo whisk.

Granted, it's larger than a bamboo whisk, so it's a little harder to handle (and doesn't spill out of the bowl).

But it still does the job. I find it easier to tilt the bowl and whip at an angle (similar to how I make scrambled eggs).

You can check our collection of matcha set below.

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