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wikipedia says: Usucha, or thin tea, is prepared with approximately 1.75 grams8 (amounting to 1.5 heaping chashaku scoop, or about half a teaspoon i.e. level teaspoon) of matcha and approximately 75 ml (2.5 oz) of hot water per serving, which can be whisked to produce froth or not, according to the drinker’s preference (or to the traditions of the particular school of tea). Usucha creates a lighter and slightly more bitter tea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matcha
Woah level teaspoon for 2.5oz of water… I did a heaping for 8oz of water… hmm…
Thanks for the info!
i mean….i haven’t made mine yet, and wiki could be all wrong, but that’s what i’m going to try tomorrow with my wisk and bowl!
I’m jealous! I need to purchase a whisk and a bowl already. I’ve been searching and nothing really catches my eye.
It doesn’t help that all those accessories are rather expensive when you add the costs of them together. D:
Jillian, I know! I’ve wanted to start drinking matcha but looking at the cost of all the accessories is really daunting, and it feels like such a process! But the 52teas strawberry matcha is just too tempting!
It’s close to sixty dollars for a set! =( The nice bowls are so pricey.
actually it’s my whisk whisk….like the kind you get in the multi-tool kitchen basket at kmart :) and the bowl is my soup “mug”
kinda like this: http://www.amazon.com/Krona-Stainless-Steel-Balloon-Whisk/dp/B00004RDE7
Wikipedia also says 3 scoops is ~3.75g… actually it’s more like 7 scoops… blech… Kathryn Ann and Ricky- don’t make the same mistake I did and think that all matcha sets have to be expensive. Check out this link for some good ideas around $30. http://steepster.com/discuss/313-recommendations-on-a-matcha-kit Get a basic kit (chawan, chasen, and scoop) to see how you like preparing it then if you want a different set later, rehome it to another matcha newbie. Kathryn Ann, not sure what you mean by it being a “process”… the preparation? Finding your perfect water:matcha ratio is half the battle. After that, it’s just measure matcha, place in chawan, measure and heat water, add to bowl, whisk, and enjoy!=D
It depends on what you mean by a “weeee bit”- most matchas are supposed to be that way. Mouthfeel is a good judge for me as to whether or not I have too much matcha for my amount of water… it gets chalky.
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I am always up for sharing my tea with others. If you’re interested in something just let me know.
80+ Love it, needs to purchase more!
70-79 Pretty good, would consider another cup
50-69 Not bad, but probably won’t repurchase