FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $39
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

How to Brew Ceremonial Matcha

Ceremonial Matcha refers to the highest echelons of quality, and is prepared in a bowl as shown here. Sifting removes the clumps and creates a creamy, rich mouthfeel. The roots of Ceremonial Matcha go back centuries to the practice of Chanoyu – the mindful, artistic, Zen-inspired Japanese Tea Ceremony. Although enjoyment of Ceremonial Matcha requires a bit of preparation, the effort yields a space for mindful meditation and creates a natural, enlivening energy without the crash to keep up with the modern, fast-paced times..

GATHER ITEMS

To prepare matcha traditionally, here is what you will need:
1. Matcha bowl (chawan)
2. Bamboo whisk (chasen)
3. Sifter
4. Teaspoon
5. Liquid measure

SOAK

Soak whisk in warm water to soften bristles and cleanse. Position sifter over matcha bowl.

MEASURE

Place 1 teaspoon (approx. 2 grams) Rishi Matcha in sifter.

SIFT

Hold sifter just above matcha bowl; tap against palm until all the matcha falls into bowl. Gently press any remaining clumps through sifter using bottom of teaspoon. (Don’t skip the sift; it yields creamier, frothier matcha).

POUR

Slowly pour 100 milliliters of filtered water (cooled to between 160 – 180°F) over matcha. Check the label for the temperature recommendation specific to the matcha.

WHISK

Remove whisk from warm water. Shake off excess. Hovering just above the bottom of matcha bowl, whip vigorously with the wrist, using a back-and-forth motion in the shape on the letter M until the tea is sufficiently aerated and a fine, creamy foam forms on the surface, approximately 15-25 seconds. Use whisk to remove larger bubbles and to smooth out surface.

Featured Products

Teahouse Matcha

Matcha Bowl

Matcha Whisk

Explore Other Ways to Brew Tea

Make a Chai Latte at Home

Make a Chai Latte at Home

Chai tea is a festive and creative way to share joy with your family and friends. With a long history beginning in India, this spiced tea is pleasant and warming. Chai can be an element of comfort or an elaborate decadent treat.

How to Make Matcha on the Go

How to Make Matcha on the Go

How to Make Matcha on the Go Preparing matcha on-the-go couldn't be easier; here is what you will need to doGATHER ITEMS 1: A single serve Matcha Travel Pack 2: A resealable bottle of cold, filtered water (12 to 16 ounces). Take a sip or leave a bit of room at the top...

MORE TO DISCOVER

Black Tea

Botanicals

Green Tea

Oolong Tea

White Tea

How to Brew Tea

Tea & Health

Recipes

Education

News

Featured

Archives