Matcha is made from premium quality green tea and made into powder. Matcha has a sweet aroma, smooth texture and aftertaste. Since the leaves are fully consumed, the beneficial qualities of matcha outweigh regular loose leaf tea.

In this article, we go over how to prepare matcha with a whisk and matcha bowl. If a matcha whisk or matcha bowl are unavailable, simply use a whisk and a bowl with a flatter bottom.

Preparing matcha requires a few basic utensils. To maximize the flavor of your matcha, we recommend having these essentials: sifter, matcha owl, matcha whisk, whisk holder, matcha, and matcha spoon.

Scoop 1-2 teaspoons of matcha into your sifter. (We recommend 1) Rattle the sifter to separate and loosen the matcha into a fine powder. The finer the powder, the easier it will be to whisk. Break up clumps of matcha caught inside the sifter. This will ensure a creamy smooth cup of matcha tea.
After sifting, all that remain should be a fine layer of fine matcha powder. At this point add, 2 oz of pre-boiling water to your matcha bowl. You do not want to add boiling water as this may "burn" the tea or simply cook it. It is even beneficial to use cooler water to preserve the full flavor of the matcha.

Once you've added the water, whisk your matcha vigorously in a zig zag motion that mimics an "M" or "W". Continue to do this until you find that the powder is adequately whisked into the water. The surface of the water will also start to froth indicating you have done a thorough job of whisking.

Take care not to press the bristles of the bamboo whisk too firmly into the bottom of the bowl. The whisk should allow you to introduce air into the matcha freely.
Once the matcha is whisked thoroughly and a froth has formed, your matcha is ready to drink. At this point, you can drink a stronger dose of matcha or simply add hot or cold water to your matcha and dilute to your taste. Add ice if you would like to drink iced matcha tea.

Rinse your matcha whisk under water to clean off excess tea. Then place it on the whisk holder to let it dry properly.

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