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  The Sift, Whisk & Enjoy Bundle
Essential Matcha Utensils Set


 
This 4-piece bundled set includes all of the essential utensils needed to sift, whisk and enjoy matcha tea in a bowl.

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Essential Matcha Tea Utensils

About The Bamboo Whisk

  • Upon opening, run whisk under warm water - the fronds will unfurl.
  • After each use, rinse with warm water and place on whisk holder.
  • Over time the ends may fray. When this happens, trim slightly with a sharp scissors.
  • Replace your whisk from time to time.
We suggest adding a sifter because without it, no matter how much you whisk, your matcha will be clumpy. The bamboo whisk (chasen), invented centuries ago, is uniquely suited for creating a frothy beverage and the delicate fronds will not harm your tea bowl. The bamboo tea scoop (chashaku) is perfect for measuring out matcha powder and scooping tea out of a round tin. And for the same reason, we drink wine in stemware, the matcha bowl (chawan) is the best vessel for observing and celebrating the taste, aroma and color of your matcha tea.

Why Sift Matcha?
For the same reason bakers sift flour before using. The static electricity in the air encourages powders (be it flour, baking powder, cocoa, etc) to stick together and form clumps. The same is true with matcha green tea powder. Sifting matcha smoothes it out and lets it blend better into your drink or cooking recipe.

Water, Temperature and Taste
Water quality and temperature are important in making good tasting matcha. Begin with cool spring or filtered water and bring it to just under a boil (about 180 degrees). Boiling water will "scorch" the delicate matcha leaves and impart a bitter taste.

Preparation in a Tea Bowl with A Whisk and Sifter
Sift 1 tsp matcha tea into a tea bowl. Add 3 oz hot, not boiling, water (about 180 degrees). Whisk vigorously in a zigzag motion until a light foam covers the tea. Matcha is ready to drink. Adjust proportions to taste.





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