Matcha tea ceremony essentials.
Preparing matcha in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony is a meditation practice in itself! Preparing and drinking your drink slowly using an ancient
Japanese practice is a way to relax and heal, and a great way to unwind after a busy day.
The Japanese tea ceremony The tea ceremony, once reserved for the nobility in the early 12th century, is now a common household ritual among tea connoisseurs around the world.
The process is simple, yet very structured, with five permanent elements: matcha, water, chawan (chawan), chaxian (egg whisk), and chashaku (tea spoon).
While each element is an essential part of making a delicious cup of matcha, one utensil is at the heart of the preparation of this traditional drink. Let’s talk about matcha blenders.
For those who want to practice the Japanese matcha tea ceremony, we recommend purchasing this tea ceremony set.
The Japanese tea ceremony is more than just brewing good tea, you have to enjoy every little step in the brewing process and appreciate the color and aroma of matcha.
How to matcha tea set.
The ceramic cup in our matcha tea set holds approximately 300ml/10oz of liquid, while the bamboo spoon is designed to hold approximately 1 teaspoon of powdered tea.
You typically use 1 to 3 teaspoons of matcha tea per 2 to 3 ounces of water, but we recommend trying to find the ideal ratio.
2. Have the right (simple) equipment.
You don’t need all the fancy tools for the tea ceremony, but you do need a teapot (matcha whisk) and a bowl (not a mug or teacup).
The sizzle of the bamboo whisk is part of the enjoyment of brewing matcha, and there really isn’t anything that can replace the smooth teacup of the fine foam brewed on top.
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Use your wrists (not arms) to stir together the matcha and hot water in quick, front-to-back “W” (or “M”) motions.
When the tea has small bubbles, start beating on the surface of the tea and continue beating until the matcha has thick foam with many small bubbles on the surface.
Matcha tea recipes.
In the traditional tea ceremony, matcha is made with matcha powder and boiled water, then drunk from a tea bowl.
For those interested in indulging in this calm, rather relaxing process at home, our ritual matcha is perfect.
We can even add the necessary matcha tools to your subscription box so you can perform your tea ceremony in a more authentic way.
Matcha is a finely ground green tea powder made from Tencha tea leaves whose veins and stems have been removed before grinding, and is the standard tea used in the Japanese tea ceremony.
This makes the tools needed to prepare the tea set an integral part of the tea ceremony.
The most important of these tools – aside from the matcha bowl (Chawan) – are the matcha whisk (Chasen), which is used to whisk matcha powder after infusing hot water in the matcha bowl, and a thin matcha spoon ( Tea Shaku).
In this matcha set “Matcha Essentials 1” you will find a high quality representation of all these tools.
Because matcha comes in the form of a finely ground powder, the way we make it is very different from the way we make loose leaf green tea.
In Japan, special tea sets are often used to make matcha.
Here are the basic tea sets (and alternative suggestions) you need to prepare matcha: