What is a matcha shot?
Just as espresso is essential to making coffee drinks such as Americanos or Lattes, a matcha shot is the first step in creating all delicious matcha lattes and other drinks. Here are the steps wholesale matcha cafes and boba shops should take when making a matcha shot.
How do I make a matcha shot?
Scoop out and sift your desired amount of matcha for your drink. 1 gram or 1/2 teaspoon for a single, 2 grams or a full teaspoon for a double shot. Make sure your container isn't shallow if using an electric frother
Add 2 oz of water to a single shot, and 4 oz of water to a double. Room temperature water is perfect for cold drinks. For hot drinks, make sure the water isn't boiling as this will burn the matcha and make it more bitter. The ideal temperature is 160-170 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you're making drinks quickly in a cafe, a mason jar or shaker might be the quickest and most efficient way to complete step 3. (Check out our blog on other ways to froth your matcha!) Shake, blend, or whisk the matcha and water until all of the powder is smooth and frothy. Usually, tiny bubbles are a good indication of the process being complete.
You can now add your matcha shot to matcha lattes, matcha lemonades, iced matcha and more. You could even serve this matcha straight for a delicious and strong matcha experience. Enjoy!