Traditional instructions for preparation:
Warm the matcha bowl by adding hot water. After a minute, discard water and dry bowl thoroughly.
Rinse bamboo whisk to keep tea powder from sticking.
Using a traditional bamboo spoon, add 1.5-1.75 spoonfuls of powder (1 regular tsp) per 4 oz serving
Add approximately 4 oz of hot water (175-180 deg F). Do not use boiling water.
Mix briskly with bamboo whisk until all lumps are removed and tea is smooth and creamy with a fine foam on top. Drink and enjoy!
Contemporary instructions for preparation:
Use 1 tsp of matcha per 8 oz of water. Pour hot water (175-180 deg F) over tea. Do not use boiling water.
Steep 2-4 minutes.
Strain and serve immediately.