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PREPARATION

PREPARATION
PREPARATION

SIMPLE PREPARATION

 

Though making a traditional bowl of Matcha can seem a bit intimidating at first, it's actually quite simple once acquainted with the process and the accessories needed.

ACCESSORIES NEEDED

  • Matcha Bowl

    Matcha Bowl

  • Bamboo Scoop

    Bamboo Scoop

  • Bamboo Whisk

    Bamboo Whisk

  • Ceremonial Grade Matcha

    Ceremonial Grade Matcha

  • Pre-boiling Hot Water

    Pre-boiling Hot Water (soft water recommended)

  • Small Hand Sifter

    Small Hand Sifter (Optional)

  • Whisk Holder

    Whisk Holder (Optional)

SIMPLE PREPARATION

 

Whisk HolderSTEP 1

Place two bamboo scoops (appx 1/2-1 tsp) of Matcha into a small hand sifter over the bowl.

Whisk HolderSTEP 2

Sift the Matcha into the bowl to avoid clumps from forming in the tea (sifting optional,but strongly recommended).

Whisk HolderSTEP 3

Add 2-3 oz. (less than 1/3rd of the bowl) of pre-boiling (~180F/80C) to the bowl.

Whisk HolderSTEP 4

Using the bamboo whisk, whisk the tea briskly in an "m" or "w" motion. This whisking process aerates the tea, creating a nice frothy layer on the surface.

Whisk HolderSTEP 5

Gently rub the surface with the bamboo whisk to rid the froth of any large air bubbles.

Whisk HolderSTEP 6

Add up to 6 oz. of hot water to taste (optional).

Whisk HolderSTEP 7

Enjoy!

KEYS TO REMEMBER

Do not add more than 3 oz. of hot water before whisking - adding too much water will prevent the tea from frothing. Only add more water after the layer of froth is created.

When making Matcha, boiling water should be avoided to preserve the smooth, mild taste of Matcha. Using boiling water will release the tannins in the tea, causing the tea to become bitter.

When cleaning utensils, simply rinse with water (do not use soap). Store the bamboo whisk on a whisk holder if desired, which preserves the shape of the whisk and prevents molding.

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  • Store in the fridge or freezer

    Store in the fridge or freezer

  • Keep away from items with a strong odor

    Keep away from items with a strong odor

  • Keep away from any moisture or direct contact to light

    Keep away from any moisture or direct contact to light