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drank Shiki Matcha Powder by Maeda-en
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I have sadly avoided matcha since my 1st experience with it was not so good but the desire to try it again has always been in the back of my mind. So, I picked this up during my last visit to the wonderful International Food Market (where the 1st no name matcha came from) and finally got around to preparing a bowl.

I am to lazy to go find what the real names of all the matcha pieces are, but I have the scoop spoon, the whisk and a bowl so of course I used them. The water was 180 degrees,1.5 scoops of the matcha powder was added and then I whisked till I could stand the suspense no longer.

This stuff was SO much better than the crap I had the 1st time. My bowl was sweet and slightly grassy, not too strong but obviously green tasting. I liked it and hope to start trying different types of matcha. Of course that means spending more money. Can the invisible tea gods please give us all an unlimited supply of tea funds?

Cofftea

Yay for matcha! It’s become a daily must for me. The whisk is a chasen and the scoop is a Chashaku.

Harney & Sons The Store

The difference between thin grade and thick grade matcha is stunning, I recommend you experiment to see the difference!

jennlea

@Cofftea: thanks for letting me know what they were called! I knew it was something along those lines :)

@Harney & Sons The Store: Oh trust me, I have plans to experiment with matcha!

TeaCast

Yeah I prefer thin grade myself, but sometimes I delve into the thick grade action :P. I know I know I live dangerously.

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Cofftea

Yay for matcha! It’s become a daily must for me. The whisk is a chasen and the scoop is a Chashaku.

Harney & Sons The Store

The difference between thin grade and thick grade matcha is stunning, I recommend you experiment to see the difference!

jennlea

@Cofftea: thanks for letting me know what they were called! I knew it was something along those lines :)

@Harney & Sons The Store: Oh trust me, I have plans to experiment with matcha!

TeaCast

Yeah I prefer thin grade myself, but sometimes I delve into the thick grade action :P. I know I know I live dangerously.

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