A traditional Japanese matcha whisk, called a chasen, is absolutely essential in preparing your matcha at home.
Moreover, can I use a frother for matcha?
For this you can use a wooden matcha whisk or a small metal whisk (a matcha whisk works best). If you have an automatic milk frother, add the milk to the frother, heat and froth the milk, pour it into the bloomed matcha and sweeten to taste.
In respect to this, can you use a wire whisk for matcha?
A metal whisk is not recommended. You can purchase the bamboo whisks at shops that carry matcha tea or online, usually for under $15.00.
Do you need a special whisk for green tea powder?
To enjoy matcha the traditional way, a bamboo whisk (also known as a chasen) is required. But, the traditional method is not the only way to make it as a hot tea. Therefore, if you don’t have a whisk, don’t fret and don’t just leave that matcha to get stale!
It goes as follows:
- Combine your natural sweetener (I almost always use honey) with your matcha powder.
- Using a spoon, mix the 2 ingredients well until a silky, shiny paste is formed. This step breaks down all the clumps and results in the smoothest cup of matcha, sans whisk!
- Add hot/warm water and mix well.
Carefully pour hot water in the bowl with matcha powder. Using a bamboo whisk (holding it vertically from the top) stir a few times to make sure all the matcha clumps are off the bottom and side of the bowl. Then whisk very briskly back and forth in a straight line for about 20-30 seconds.
The standard metal whisk is not recommended to whisking matcha as it is usually rather larger in size and the prongs are separated too far to properly whisk matcha. It will also likely scratch your bowl.
Use A Milk Frother (My Favourite Matcha Whisk Alternative)
The Nespresso milk frother is my favourite bamboo whisk alternative. It’s a tad on the pricier side (you can also find it on Amazon), but you can also use an electric milk frother which is quite a bit cheaper (see prices on Amazon).
Below are the three quick methods to make matcha without a whisk.
- Shake with a mason jar, shaker, or bottle. Using a mason jar, shaker, or bottle is the most common way to make matcha when you don’t have a whisk. …
- Use a Blender. …
- Use a milk frother.
Bamboo makes the whisk highly flexible: instead of piercing/scratching the bowl, it bends and prevents any damage. As bowls used to prepare matcha can be old, precious and expensive, it is an important point. Especially if you make matcha often!