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  • Writer's pictureMarissa Gámez

Updated: Apr 16


Storing Matcha Overnight: Yes, But...

You can definitely store leftover matcha overnight or for a day or two to enjoy the next day. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:


  • Settling: As you mentioned, matcha is a suspension, and the matcha particles will naturally settle at the bottom due to gravity. This can result in a weaker, lighter green tea on top and a layer of sediment at the bottom.

  • Freshness: While safe to consume, storing matcha overnight might lead to a slight decrease in its vibrant green color and potentially a subtle change in flavor.



Tips for Optimal Storage:

  • Shaking it Up: To address the settling issue, simply store your leftover matcha in a sealed, airtight container (jar, tumbler, etc.) in the refrigerator. Before enjoying it the next day, give it a good shake to redistribute the settled matcha particles for a more consistent flavor and color.

  • Minimize Air and Light Exposure: Matcha is sensitive to air and light, which can accelerate the loss of freshness and flavor. Choose an airtight container made of ceramic or tin for better protection.


Overall:

Storing matcha overnight is perfectly fine, but shaking it up before drinking helps ensure you get the full flavor and vibrant color. Just keep in ind this will change the potency or matcha and the flavor will change just a tad bit.



Storing leftover matcha latte overnight can be done, but with some limitations:

  • Separation: Matcha lattes are a combination of matcha, milk, and potentially sweetener. Over time, the milk and matcha can separate, affecting the consistency.

  • Freshness: Milk is a perishable ingredient, and its quality can degrade overnight. This might lead to changes in taste and texture of your latte.

Q: Does matcha lose its flavor over time?

Yes, matcha can lose its flavor over time, especially if not stored properly. Once matcha is ground, it begins to oxidize, similar to how a cut apple browns. This oxidation process can lead to a duller green color, a less vibrant flavor profile, and potentially a hint of bitterness.

Q: What are the signs that my matcha has gone bad?


Here's what you can do:

  • Short-term storage (few hours): If you plan to consume the latte within a few hours, storing it in the refrigerator in an airtight container might be okay. However, for optimal taste and texture, it's best to consume it fresh.

  • Not recommended for long storage: Storing a matcha latte overnight is generally not recommended due to milk degradation.


Alternatives:

  • Make smaller batches: Consider making smaller batches of matcha latte to avoid leftovers.

  • Freeze for later: If you plan to enjoy the latte later, you can freeze it in ice cube trays. Once frozen, transfer the matcha latte cubes to an airtight container for longer storage. Thaw and reheat before enjoying.

  • Re-whisk with fresh milk: If you must store leftover matcha latte, separate the matcha liquid from the milk. Store the matcha liquid in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a day or two. Re-whisk it with fresh milk before consuming.


Remember: Freshness is key for the best flavor and texture. If unsure, it's always best to make a fresh batch of matcha latte.


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Marissa Gámez, the heart and soul behind Míra Matcha, is a passionate entrepreneur with a unique vision. A proud Latina and Veteran, she brings not only dedication but also a vibrant cultural twist to the world of matcha.


Join Marissa on her journey to revolutionize the way you experience matcha! With Míra Matcha, every sip is a celebration of bold flavors and rich culture.


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