I brewed it for the first time using 1/2 tsp matcha and about 5 oz water. (My canister says to use 1/2 tsp and 4-6 oz water for thin, 1 tsp and 4-6 oz for thick. For some reason the directions on here differ – it calls for 2-3 more ounces of water!)
I whisked it as best I could with a regular metal kitchen whisk in a wide mug that is more like a soup bowl. The water was under boiling ( I didn’t check the exact temp.) This was my first taste of amtcha – not ideal conditions I know. The taste was vegetal but not bitter, the color reminded me of spinach water though! I promptly added a cube of sugar and a splash of milk, which was nice. I just wanted comfort yesterday, not the “exotic”-ness of traditional matcha.
I will try matcha again the proper way once I get a chasen. Also I want to research the right tea to water ratio. There was sediment left in the bottom but I"m not sure if that’s due to too much tea or to not enough whisking.