The answer to great matcha is an authentic bamboo matcha whisk otherwise known as a Chasen.
This multi prong whisk is used in a ceremonial matcha bowl to enhance the tea drinking experience, thus creating a smooth and frothy matcha tea drink.
Matcha is an elegant and inviting tea that offers up a lush and rich mouth-feel with a refreshing grassy taste that leaves behind a deep, lingering finish.
- 1. Preheat the tea bowl with boiling water. Moisten the chasen (tea whisk) and discard hot water.
- 2. Scoop 2 grams* of powdered green tea (matcha) and add approximately two ounces of hot water.
- 3. Hold the bowl firmly with one hand and quickly whisk with the chasen straight forward and back to form frothy bubbles. Whisk the Matcha well and break up any small lumps with the tip of your whisk. This assures the most optimal flavor and a smooth and creamy texture.
- 4. Lightly whisk the top of the foam to break up large bubbles. Whisk once more and remove the whisk from the middle to form a peak in the middle of the foam. *1 teaspoon per 2oz of water