1 flat teaspoon of matcha to a tea bowl and mix with a couple of drops of water to make a smooth paste, upon the tea bowl to ¾ full water at 80°C, mix with a bamboo whisk until a creamy froth forms on the surface
Our Matcha Tea Whisk belongs to an age-old tradition of brewing Matcha Tea. It is a quality-assured utensil that, when used well, ensures great taste from your infusion.
Be sure to buy a Matcha Tea whisk, as well as the Matcha Green Tea Powder itself, from The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. You’ll be indulging in remarkable flavours and health benefits in no time at all.
What is Matcha Tea?
Matcha is a type of Green Tea. Producers shade-grow the plants used in its making, a process that increases the leaves’ amino acids and chlorophyll. Workers then harvest and grind the whole leaf into a fine powder.
This means that it has up to 137 times more antioxidants than standard Green Tea. But you’ll need a Matcha Green Tea whisk to make yourself a cup. Look no further than here.
How to Make Matcha Tea with a Bamboo Whisk
The art of creating Matcha dates back to 17th century Japan. Traditionally, a ceremony would take place so as to attain spiritual balancing while drinking it.
However, such practices aren’t necessarily these days - unless, of course, you wish to adhere to conventions. The following instructions will show you how to whisk Matcha Tea from the comfort of your home.
1, Get a Bamboo Matcha Tea Spoon and measure out 1-2 tsp of powder in a cup.
2, Boil fresh water and allow it to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90°C.
3, Pour water into your cup to start brewing.
4, Take the Matcha Bamboo Whisk and mix the powder thoroughly until frothy.
Essential Terminology for Matcha Ceremonies
It might be worth noting “official” names for certain items, including your Matcha Tea Whisk, which is called a “chasen.” The room where a ceremony takes place, meanwhile, is a “machiai.”
Then there is the bowl known as a “chawan” and the caddy, which is a “chaki.” Finally, a Matcha Tea Spoon is a “chahaku” and the ceremony itself is a “Chanoyu” (茶の湯).
Measurements: H = 10.5cm. W = 6cm.