I did not have entirely proper utensils to make this tea traditionally. I used a handmade stoneware soup cup (like a bowl with a handle), metal whisk, and hot water. I put the water in first and then put 2tsp of matcha green tea powder on top of about 8-10oz of water. I then whisked the tea until it was frothy and drank it along with some sweet pocky as a complimentary snack.
Before making the tea however I took time to open the little pouch and look at and smell the tea. It was so finely ground it was almost like compressed chalk dust. The smell was definitely earthy with a heavy emphasis on grass like qualities.
Once the tea was whisked to have a thin layer of “froth” on the top, I took a taste and noticed how the initial taste of this tea is not quite as bitter as non-matcha green tea. The after taste was definitely bitter, but it was not unsavory. There was something in the bitterness that was very earthy and made it feel natural. Definitely not a tea you want to power or chug, but a good sipping beverage to sit and relax for a short while
Flavors: Earth, Grass, Green