Tea Ceremony 茶の湯
The Japanese tea ceremony is called Chanoyu 茶の湯, Sado 茶道. The serving Matcha 抹茶, green tea is not only for making and drinking tea, but is a choreographed art between a host and guests that create the valued of hospitality and the beauty of ritualized practice.
- Matcha-Chawan 抹茶茶碗 (tea bowl)
- Cha-syaku 茶杓 (bamboo spoon for Matcha)
- Cha-sen 茶筅 (bamboo whisk)
- Natsume 棗(なつめ) (Matcha container)
- Hi-syaku 柄杓 (bamboo ladle)
- Kama 釜 (iron pot) and Furo 風炉 (portable brazier)
- Fukusa (袱紗) (silk cloth)
- and much more..
Easy way to serve Matcha..
- 1. Matcha is very fine green tea powder, and it gets moisture very easily and it is causes lumps. Recommended to shift Matcha powder through a tea strainer before making tea.
- 2. Pour hot water in a tea bowl to warm it. Discard the water and dry the bowl well.
- 3. Put 1 and 1/2 Cha-syaku spoon (2g) of Matcha powder in the bowl.
- 4. Pour small amount of hot water into the bowl and knead the tea powder well.
- *Use hot water 80-85 celsius after boiled. Never use boiling water to avoid the green tea becomes bitter!
- 5. Pour about 70cc. of hot water (80-85C) into the bowl and mix it well by Cha-sen whisk until foam build.
- 6. Serve with sweets.
- *This is an informal method to prevent lumps for you to enjoy matcha casually.
- *The portion is for regular size of tea bowls. You may find your suitable strength of tea.
- Mini set, Nodate size is needed to adjust the amount.
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