HISTORY OF MATCHA
The Ancient Art of Tea
Matcha isn’t just a trend. Its history dates back nearly a thousand years to a time when dynasties ruled China and Shogun clans ruled Japan. The origins of matcha can be traced all the way back to the Tang Dynasty in China (7th - 10th centuries). In 1191 it was brought from China to Japan by a Buddhist monk.
Build Your Ritual
How to Make Matcha
Bring yourself into the present moment and focus your awareness on the tools before you: water heated to 180°F, matcha, whisking bowl, sifter, scoop, whisk, and whisk stand.
Using your scoop, place one scoop of matcha into your sifter, over the whisking bowl. Use the scoop to help push the matcha through the sifter. Add 2 ounces of 180°F water into the whisking bowl atop the sifted powder.
With your bamboo whisk, begin briskly whisking the matcha and water mixture. Move the whisk in a zig-zag pattern to create froth. Continue whisking until the matcha is thoroughly mixed into the water and no clumps remain. At this point, there should be a nice froth created on top.
Pour your matcha into a drinking vessel filled with 6 ounces of 180°F water or your choice of warm or cold milk. Now, sip soundly and enjoy.
Find Your Matcha
Equipped with your knowledge of the matcha essentials, find the right grade and size for your next cup—there are many to choose from.