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How to Prepare Matcha

How to Make Matcha

It's easy to prepare matcha tea in the traditional style

What you'll need:

High-quality matcha (we recommend choosing an organic tea)
Hot water
Chawan (matcha bowl)
Chashaku (bamboo scoop), or 1 tsp. measuring spoon
Chasen (bamboo whisk)
Furui (matcha sifter), or fine mesh strainer

How to prepare matcha:

Place two bamboo scoops, or about 1 tsp. (1 1/2 to 2 grams), of the matcha powder in the sifter over the the bowl.

Sift the matcha into the bowl. The sifting of the matcha makes the froth smoother and prevents the formation of lumps.

Add 2-3 oz. of water, just under boiling (167 - 175° F or 75° C).

Hold the bamboo whisk vertically just above the bottom of the bowl. Whisk vigorously in a zig‐zag motion for about 30 seconds until the tea is frothy.

Gently break up any large bubbles on the surface with the whisk. If the tea is too strong, you can add more hot water to taste.

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