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How to make Matcha tea

Tips for making the best Matcha tea

  • Use 1 ½ sifted Chashaku scoops (half a tsp./2 grams) of Matcha powder to 60 -100 ml.
    (A quarter to a half cup) of hot water.

  • Use a chasen, a type of bamboo whisk, to whisk the mixture to a frothy texture.

  • Make sure that you use a mesh sifter to sift the Matcha and remove any large clumps prior to serving.

  • The Bamboo Chasen is the best tool to use to form the frothy mixture.

  • Practice makes perfect! It may seem difficult at first, but it gets easier the more you do it.

  • Having these gadgets makes making Matcha easy and fun!

Click the photo to see the Matcha utensils.

matcha utensils  

Types of Matcha tea

What is the difference between Usucha and Koicha?

Usucha means ‘thin tea’. It is the most commonly served style of Matcha. Compared to the “thick tea”, Koicha, It uses double amounts of Matcha powder.

The consistency of Koicha is almost like pancake batter. As it is so thick, the Matcha powder used in Koicha has to be sweeter and less bitter so that you can enjoy the taste and appreciate the flavor.

Our store sells four grades of ceremonial Matcha tea:
Matcha, which is the best for Koicha, Matcha Premium, which can be served as both Koicha and Usucha, Special Occasion Matcha and Matcha Classic for Usucha

Matcha tea powder

How to Make Matcha Tea

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1) Begin by pouring hot water into the bowl that you are going to use for the Matcha, and dip your bamboo whisk into the water. This will not only warm the bowl, but soften the whisk to prevent it from breaking when you use it. After the bowl is warmed and the whisk is dipped, throw out the water.

2) Sift 1 ½ Chashaku scoops of Matcha powder into the bowl. This is approximately 2g./ ½ tsp./0.07 oz. of the Matcha. Add hot water at 80 C ( How much F?), using 60-100 ml. of water ( about a quarter to a half cup).

3) After breaking the little clumps of powder with your whisk, whip the mixture in a W pattern until it is frothy

4) When your Matcha is frothy enough, stop and remove the whisk slowly from the bowl, being careful not to destroy the froth that you have made

Watch How to make Matcha Video


Storage of Matcha Powder Tea:

Storing your unopened Matcha powder in the refrigerator is a good idea, however make sure that you wait until the tea comes to room temperature before opening it: do not open your tin when the Matcha tea is cold. storing Matcha tea

Once opened and exposed to light/air/heat, the Matcha tea powder will begin to oxidize, degrading rapidly. So, after you open the can, consume it quickly and store any remaining Matcha in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry location.

Ship by USPS or Canada Post.