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Well I think I didn’t prepare it properly. It is my first Matcha and I have no tools to prepare it, just drop it in the mug, put some water, tried to mix it it with few water first thanks to a spoon and then dropped the rest of water.
It wasn’t bad but wasn’t exceptional.
I thanks darby for sending me some of her matcha but need clearly to improve the way I prepare it !

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Nik

I haven’t tried my first matcha, yet, but from what I’ve read, I would suggest the following:
- Try a small bowl instead of the mug.
- Try a regular kitchen whisk instead of the spoon, or a fork if you don’t have a whisk.
- Be sure to use the right amount of matcha. Most recommend starting with ¼ or ½ tsp (about 1.2g or 2.4g).

Hope that helps!

Ysaurella

yes it helps ! thank you Nick :)

Nik

Oh! I forgot to mention another preparation method that I learned here on Steepster (I feel bad that I don’t remember who pioneered it). If you want to have it cold, you can put your matcha in a water bottle, add cold water, and shake shake shake it. This is the lazybones method that I plan to try for my first cold matcha because it sounds like it would be difficult for me to mess it up. :D

Ysaurella

that sounds easy thanks Nik !

fleurdelily

I found this video, which I think is very nicely done, and it’s the japanese way of doing it, but not the ‘ceremonial’ way of doing it…. so maybe just watch it and adapt what you need to -to make it work for you ? anyway, nice video – worth seeing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NRB93In-rE

fleurdelily

when looking all over for a tea bowl, I found the following dimensions most common…. so for your small bowl, try one about this size …. 9cm by 13cm {or thereabout +/-} but that is assuming you use the little bamboo whisk.

fleurdelily

…. anyone ever make matcha with an immersion blender?

Sil

Fleur – i do! usually when i’m making a matcha latte though :)

Ysaurella

thanks girls :)

ashmanra

I use an immersion blender for the lattes and my daughter uses an Aerolatte. They work great!

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Nik

I haven’t tried my first matcha, yet, but from what I’ve read, I would suggest the following:
- Try a small bowl instead of the mug.
- Try a regular kitchen whisk instead of the spoon, or a fork if you don’t have a whisk.
- Be sure to use the right amount of matcha. Most recommend starting with ¼ or ½ tsp (about 1.2g or 2.4g).

Hope that helps!

Ysaurella

yes it helps ! thank you Nick :)

Nik

Oh! I forgot to mention another preparation method that I learned here on Steepster (I feel bad that I don’t remember who pioneered it). If you want to have it cold, you can put your matcha in a water bottle, add cold water, and shake shake shake it. This is the lazybones method that I plan to try for my first cold matcha because it sounds like it would be difficult for me to mess it up. :D

Ysaurella

that sounds easy thanks Nik !

fleurdelily

I found this video, which I think is very nicely done, and it’s the japanese way of doing it, but not the ‘ceremonial’ way of doing it…. so maybe just watch it and adapt what you need to -to make it work for you ? anyway, nice video – worth seeing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NRB93In-rE

fleurdelily

when looking all over for a tea bowl, I found the following dimensions most common…. so for your small bowl, try one about this size …. 9cm by 13cm {or thereabout +/-} but that is assuming you use the little bamboo whisk.

fleurdelily

…. anyone ever make matcha with an immersion blender?

Sil

Fleur – i do! usually when i’m making a matcha latte though :)

Ysaurella

thanks girls :)

ashmanra

I use an immersion blender for the lattes and my daughter uses an Aerolatte. They work great!

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First, please forgive me for my English and all the grammatical mistakes you’ll find in my posts.
As English isn’t my mother tongue it sometimes makes things more difficult to express cleverly and accurately what I feel.

I was mainly in black flavoured teas, green as well if not bitter.
I’m now drinking much straight teas because my palate is now developed enough to appreciate them .

My favourite brands are : Mariage Frères,Theodor,Butiki Teas,Dammann Frères, Betjeman & Barton.
My ratings are as follow :

100 to 95 : my darlings; always in my cupboard

94 to 90 : Excellent tea, often in my cupboard

89 to 80 : very good tea, a pleasure to drink it

79 to 70: not bad even nice, why not having it sometimes, but well, not so urgent !

69 to 50 : Meh, deceptive or just not for me – but has some qualities

49 to 30 : I just don’t appreciate it

Under 30 : is this tea ?!?!?

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