Of signature Marukyu Koyamaen teas this is a top-grade usucha or thin tea with its intense, full-bodied and round flavor, minimal tartness, long-lingering pleasant sweet after-taste finish. It is so good we could even give it a try as thick koicha. It's their top 3rd bestselling matcha.
STEP 1) Put 2g (0.4 US tsp, 1 teaspoon or 2 chashaku scoop) matcha powder into a Chawan.
STEP 2) Pour 70 ml (2.4 fl oz) water between 55-80℃ (176°F) over the matcha powder.
STEP 3) Whisk with a chasen (tea whisk) until foamy.
❖ Before Step 1, Warm your tea bowl. To. do this, pour hot water in it, then discard all the water and (optional) wipe the bowl dry with a cloth. If you skip this step, your warm water could cool down too quickly as the bowl absorbs the heat, which could turn the matcha bitter.
❖ Sift your matcha powder. (Strongly recommended) Matcha clots easily in water. To prevent this, sift the powder through a fine sifter.
❖ When your matcha is ready, drink it immediately, because as it cools down it might turn bitter. (Recommended)
❖ When it comes to matcha, the fresher the better. We recommend consuming it within a month after opening, and storing it in an airtight container in the fridge.