My first matcha! I suspect I probably did it all wrong, but I really enjoyed it anyway.
I put a spoonful of this into a bowl, poured it about half full with near-boiling water, and tried to whisk it with a metal cooking whisk. This came out bitter, bitter, bitter, so I added more water and stirred in a half-spoonful of honey, then kept stirring with the spoon because that seemed to be working reasonably well. At these terrifically precise measurements, it tasted great! I know, I know, some of you type-A tea drinkers out there are trying to stop your heads from exploding right now, aren’t you.
I wound up drinking a lot of this with the spoon because I needed to keep stirring, so I just treated it like soup for the first half of the bowl, then picked it up and drank the rest (I really need to find some of those square bowls with the great-for-drinking corners on them like my girlfriend’s roommate has). It was a really thick, interesting texture, and there were a few very small lumps that added to the texture more than anything else.
In conclusion, yay!