Matcha is the celebrated tea of the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and requires a more hands on preparation method. Discover our traditional matcha making method for an authentic cup worth sharing.
You Will Need
- Boiled water
- Bamboo Scoop or a teaspoon
- Chasen Whisk (or a similar small balloon whisk)
- Small bowl
- Fine Sifter (Optional)
(Optional) Sift matcha to ensure there are no clumps.
Pour hot (boiling) water into the bowl to warm it up.
Discard the water from the bowl.
Add two bamboo scoops of matcha into the bowl (2 g, or 1/2 a teaspoon).
Allow the water in the kettle to cool slightly. The ideal temperature would be 176°F.
Pour 2 oz. of water into the bowl.
Hold the whisk vertically just above the bottom of the bowl. Whisk in a zig zag motion for 30 seconds. A dense foam will form.
Turn the bowl 90 degrees twice to serve to your guest. Share and enjoy!