The matcha tea ceremony, also known as chanoyu, is a traditional Japanese ritual prepared by a skilled practitioner and served to a small group of guests in a tranquil setting. Can you imagine a tea ceremony so spiritual and sophisticated that it brings you in a perfect harmony with nature? A ceremony that has been performed exactly the same way for centuries– with great solemnity and respect? You can tap into the spirit of chanoyu by having your own version of the Japanese tea ceremony at home.
What You Need to Prepare Matcha
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How To Make Matcha at Home
The actual preparation only takes a minute or two — way less time than a cup of coffee. And all you really need to prepare matcha is a whisk and a bowl. Using a bowl is nice but it is not a must. Drinking matcha is a sensory experience: you cup the bowl with your hands, take it to your lips, and breath in all those luscious matcha fumes as you sip. If you don’t have a bowl, just use any wide tea cup you can find at home.
Below is our simple four step guide on how to prepare the perfect cup of matcha the traditional way. VOILA!