Harmony. Grace. Respect. The traditional Japanese Matcha tea ceremony is much more than just brewing tea.
It is a spiritual experience that recognizes the special nature of the present moment, and the present environment. Aesthetics are an integral part of ritualized performance art, including clothing, flowers, sweets, tea ceremony accessories, and every single hand movement that is artfully done.
Create your own matcha tea ceremony with the recipe below to enjoy a conscious moment of reflection and tranquility.
When you drink Matcha tea, you’re participating in a 1,000-year journey.
Matcha green tea can be traced back to ancient China, where it was first introduced by Buddhist monks. The bright green drink traveled all the way to Japan, where it became an integral part of the Zen lifestyle.
In Japanese culture, Matcha green tea is much more than a beverage. The matcha tea ceremony has been an integral part of traditional Japanese culture for centuries. A quiet celebration performed with grace and beauty, the Matcha tea ritual is a bonding experience of mindfulness, respect and attention.
- 1 teaspoon
- Matcha Green Tea Powder(Ceremonial Grade)
- 1 cup
- bamboo whisk for Matcha tea
- hot water (not quite boiling – 75-80°C)
Clean all your utensils well, using the tea spoon place the matcha tea inside the cup. Add some of the hot water and using the traditional bamboo whisk stir the mixture (you can also use an electric whisk), mix until a light foam covers the top of the liquid. If desired, add more water.
Video made by Matchæologist® (抹茶オロジスト): is a Japanese artisanal Matcha green tea brand that focuses on the highest quality matcha and contemporary matcha products. They specialize in producing the purest and most potent form of green tea, what is called “ceremonial grade” matcha tea.
Served by the world’s leading tea sommeliers and highly regarded by tea connoisseurs, their matcha range is prized for its key distinguishing characteristics – vibrant pine green color, refreshing ooika (覆香) aromas and an exquisite umami (‘umami) flavor profile – the result of a meticulous process that begins with manual extraction of only the most tender and valuable parts of the virgin leaves of shaded tea trees, and culminates in artisanal roasting. Each batch is followed to perfection, to bring out the best flavor nuances in each roast.