Making Matcha
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Getting Ready to Make Matcha


Matcha Bowl (Chawan)
Bamboo Scoop or small spoon
Bamboo Whisk
(Chasen) & whisk holder
Tin of matcha
(Natsume- container for tea)
Electric Kettle for hot water
Strainer (optional)
Hand towel or tea cloth

Steps to make a perfect bowl of matcha:

1) Layout everything you need on your countertop to begin making matcha.

2) Heat the water in an electric kettle and turn it on. The great thing about the electric kettle is that it automatically turns off right when the water comes to a boil. This is perfect for making matcha as you don’t want to boil the tea, but simply bring the water up to a boil, then turn it off and let it cool a little to about 190 degrees.

3) Measure 1/2 teaspoon of matcha and place into a bowl. In the photo, a sterling baby spoon is used equaling 1/2 level teaspoon of matcha. Or scoop the matcha the traditional way using a bamboo scoop. Amazingly when scooping, the matcha stays on the bamboo scoop and you can place it in the matcha bowl. Also featured is a small strainer. This is optional, but if you scrape the matcha with your spoon through the strainer it makes the matcha very fine and avoids clumping.

4) Add a small amount of water to mix your matcha, then add up to one cup of water and finish whisking. Whisk well for about 20-30 seconds until the matcha has bubbles on top.  Matcha is heavier than water, so mixing properly is important. While preparing the matcha to drink, the whisk also helps cool it to a perfect temperature, ready to enjoy!

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See a video on how to make a cup of matcha:

How to make your matcha frothy video


Krups Electric Kettle– although not the cheapest kettle on the market, if you make a lot of tea like we do, we like the Krups Electric Kettle. It is cordless with automatic shut-off at boil, stainless steel, easy to clean and stylish chrome. There are also other more affordable electric cordless kettles on the market, that are stainless steel and glass. We prefer these materials over plastics.

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Here at A Taste for Tea we are a bunch a fun-loving tea drinkers, particularly matcha. We love matcha not only as a Japanese traditional and very auspicious drink, but for its wonderful health-giving properties. Loaded with anti-oxidants, catechins, chlorophyll and vitamin C, it's an enjoyable way to gain health and enjoy the l-theanine sense of sustained calm energy. Our goal is to share the tea and the experience for those learning all about matcha.

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