Matcha, the most famous, and commonly-drank tea in Japan, is a finely-powdered green tea. Matcha originates from China Tang Dynasty(618-907), and were the only tribute way of drinking tea in Tang & Song Dynasties(960-1279) in China. At that period, the preparation of Matcha is more complicated, and has more steps than the current Japanese Matcha ceremony.
Then in Ming Dynasty(1368-1644), the Emperor, Zhu Yuanzhang banned the production of cake teas, and encourage the loose leaves tea for his personal reason.(this mostly connected to his humble origin). Hence, from then on, loose leaves tea has been popular in China till now.
Preparing Matcha is a very simple. You only need to prepare a Matcha bowl, bamboo whisk.
So first, you just need to put a tablespoon of Matcha into the bowl;
Next, pour in about 150ml 60degree hot water into the bowl, and whisk the matcha in the water till they are mixed together.
So now you can drink it. Or you can also add some honey, other flavors into it, and enjoy both Match and other flavors tastes. Enjoy the freshness of Matcha.