Preparing matcha in the traditional way is considered a sacred ritual in Japan. The process of preparing the tea brings you calm and focus as it is a form of meditation.
To prepare your matcha tea properly you need the right tools and a knowledge of how to use them correctly. Here we will go over all the details of how to use your matcha set and what is contains.
The Matcha Tools that you will need are:
The matcha spoon is traditionally made with bamboo and it has a specific shape as it is the perfect size to scoop the right amount of matcha powder into your matcha bowls. Matcha is a concentrated form of tea so a little bit goes a long way. Each time you can use 1-2 scoops for a single cup of tea.
The matcha sifter is essential as it ensures that your matcha powder will not have any clumps and will be able to be dissolve properly during the whisking process.
The matcha bowl is traditionally made with clay and has a beautiful glaze on top. It is designed in a specific way in order to be perfect for whisking your matcha. It is wide with a flat base and straight edges.
The matcha whisk is traditionally made from bamboo and comes in different sizes and shapes. It is usually made by hand. It is essential that when you first get your whisk that you put it in hot water for 5 minutes in order to loosen its edges. This prevents any damage to the edges of the whisk. It is also important to clean your whisk after every use with warm water. Do not use any soap or other cleaning products.
5.Matcha Whisk Holder
The matcha whisk holder is also an important part of the matcha kit as it can help keep your whisk in shape and protect it from any damage during storage.
To get the full experience of the traditional matcha preparation we suggest that you get the whole set and practice preparing your matcha the Japanese way.
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