Traditional Japanese Matcha Tea
Do you want to make a Traditional Japanese Matcha Tea and have a tea party with your family?
Follow these steps to make a delicious one.
1. Prepare matcha and tea set.
2. Pour boiling water into the bowl.
3. Gently whisk the tip of the chasen (tea whisk) in the hot water. This warms up the bowl and soften the bamboo tines, making the chasen flexible and springy for effective whisking action.
4. Discard the hot water from the bowl and dry the inside of the bowl with a clean dry cloth.
5. Scoop 2 tablespoon of matcha powder into a fine mesh strainer over a tea bowl.
6. Sift your matcha powder into your dry empty bowl. This will ensure there are no clumps and your tea will be smooth.
7. Pour boiling water into a teacup and let it cool down for a minute.
8. Gently add very small amount of hot water into the bowl with matcha powder.
9. Take the whisk in one hand and hold the rim of the tea bowl with your other hand. Combine the matcha and hot water till it blends well.
10. Gently pour hot water into the bowl, about 1/3 full.
11. Whisk again with chasen until small bubbles start to form. Make sure to have a back-and-forth stroking method using your wrist and not your arm.
12. Continue whisking the surface of the tea until matcha has a thick froth with many tiny bubbles.
13. At the end, draw one circle and pick up the whisk in the center of the matcha tea creating a slightly higher fluffy foam at the center.
14. You may then serve it immediately with some Japanese sweets.
Don't forget to always rinse the chasen thoroughly in warm water after each use and stand it on its base so the tines are sticking up in the air. Also, rinse and dry your bowl.
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