Matcha is a powdered green tea that is used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Unlike most teas, whose leaves are discarded after being infused, matcha is whisked into hot water, with the leaves being entirely consumed. Consuming the leaves provides a number of health benefits, not least of which is a significant Vitamin C boost.
To make matcha, put a half teaspoon of matcha powder in a cup. Add an ounce of water, and whisk into a paste. Then add your liquid and other ingredients, whether it be water, or steamed milk and honey for a delicious matcha latte. When consuming matcha with water, ensure the water is heated to 80 degees celcius. Boiling water can bring out a bitter taste.