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drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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First foray in to the realm of matcha . . . I like it a lot. Been drinking it every day.

Shinobi_cha

Cool! Did you get a whisk and all, or just mixing by some other means? (Macguyver!)

cultureflip

I got the chasen and the chashaku (scoop thing). its awesome. got their noobie sampler too. they’re having a sale on some of their loose teas btw.

Shinobi_cha

That’s really cool… it seems like the only way to really enjoy matcha is to do it properly, and unbelievably (considering how much I like Japanese green tea) I haven’t experienced it yet. I know! The sale is really good, but I think I can resist… I ordered their kuradashi recently, anyway.

Their noobie sampler was great, and I’m sure very effective for them… definitely made me a fan.

cultureflip

yeah the sampler does what its meant to do, i feel i have at least a basic understanding of the different types of japanese green tea now (houjicha, sencha, fukamushi). im liking the looks of the kuradashi a lot.

concerning matcha, the chasen is essential. its a very delicately constructed whisk. other than that im sure one could get away with using any vessel and scooping utensil. the other thing ive been using is a small seive to break up the clumps. i scoop the matcha into the seive and rub it through the screen into the bowl. its really a delicious drink and actually feels healthy. im not really a health nut (everything in moderation) but there is a beautifully rich and clean aspect to the matcha, so much so that its even perceptible in the mental and physical systems. again, i dont put too much stock into it but the feeling is agreeable.

Shinobi_cha

That’s cool to know. When I drink powdered sencha, I do break it up through a sieve, but again, since I don’t have the chasen, have just used a small metal whisk. It works, but I’m sure it actually makes a difference not using the proper too. Some day, probably at a tea house, I’ll try some real matcha made the right way.
I do like how simple it is to prepare though… no timers, thermometers, etc. needed.

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Shinobi_cha

Cool! Did you get a whisk and all, or just mixing by some other means? (Macguyver!)

cultureflip

I got the chasen and the chashaku (scoop thing). its awesome. got their noobie sampler too. they’re having a sale on some of their loose teas btw.

Shinobi_cha

That’s really cool… it seems like the only way to really enjoy matcha is to do it properly, and unbelievably (considering how much I like Japanese green tea) I haven’t experienced it yet. I know! The sale is really good, but I think I can resist… I ordered their kuradashi recently, anyway.

Their noobie sampler was great, and I’m sure very effective for them… definitely made me a fan.

cultureflip

yeah the sampler does what its meant to do, i feel i have at least a basic understanding of the different types of japanese green tea now (houjicha, sencha, fukamushi). im liking the looks of the kuradashi a lot.

concerning matcha, the chasen is essential. its a very delicately constructed whisk. other than that im sure one could get away with using any vessel and scooping utensil. the other thing ive been using is a small seive to break up the clumps. i scoop the matcha into the seive and rub it through the screen into the bowl. its really a delicious drink and actually feels healthy. im not really a health nut (everything in moderation) but there is a beautifully rich and clean aspect to the matcha, so much so that its even perceptible in the mental and physical systems. again, i dont put too much stock into it but the feeling is agreeable.

Shinobi_cha

That’s cool to know. When I drink powdered sencha, I do break it up through a sieve, but again, since I don’t have the chasen, have just used a small metal whisk. It works, but I’m sure it actually makes a difference not using the proper too. Some day, probably at a tea house, I’ll try some real matcha made the right way.
I do like how simple it is to prepare though… no timers, thermometers, etc. needed.

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