Matcha is a fine powdered green tea that is used during the tea ceremony. Matcha combines an elegant aroma and sweetness. Once the tea leaf powder is dissolved in hot water, all of the tea’s nutrients are released. Matcha symbolized the rich cultural traditions of the mindful Zen-Inspired Tea Ceremony.
Its unique characteristics make it a prized beverage for centuries in Japan. Japanese people have been enjoying matcha for centuries during the Tea Ceremony. The quality of your cup depends on how you prepare it. To get started, you’ll need some key accessories like a chawan (matcha bowl), chashaku (bamboo scoop), a chasen (matcha whisk), and kusenaoshi (chasen holder).