Ceremonial Matcha Starter Kit
Ceremonial Matcha Starter Kit
New to Matcha? Don't know what you need to get started? Start with this kit! Includes:
- 50 g Ceremonial Matcha
- Bamboo Whisk
- Ceramic Whisk Holder (may be black or green as available)
- Bamboo Scoop
- small Stainless Steel Sieve with drip tray (pictured separately)
- PC white ceramic bowl
- Matcha information and instruction sheets
About our Matcha:
Ceremonial powdered green tea from Japan used in tea ceremonies. This matcha comes from the mythical region of Uji, near Kyoto (the former capital of Japan), and more precisely from Ujitawara, hometown of Nagatani Soen, inventor of the sencha tea style. Its powerful and tasty emulsion offers a velvety texture and a slightly bitter-sweet flavor, with notes of oily grass and snow peas. Matcha is made by whisking the tea in a bowl of hot water and drinking it unaltered. Matcha is high in caffeine, nutrients and anti-oxidants.
About the utensils:
A bamboo matcha whisk, also known as chasen or 茶筅 (tea whisk) is made from hand using a carbon knife to split the bamboo rod into over 80 tines and shaped and curled into an iconic trapezoidal shape. A matcha whisk is one of the key accessories in matcha preparation and as such, it is vital to have the right kind and quality to make a good matcha. A traditional bamboo chasen is used to mix the Matcha powder with hot water without lumps, and produces a creamy, delicious froth.
One of the most important tools in preparation of matcha is the chashaku or literally means “tea scoop” in Japanese. This is a small and narrow tea ladle with a curved, rounded tip and reaching just the point where the chashaku starts to bend. With its very utilitarian design, it is used to scoop the powder and measure the right amount of tea powder, guarantees some measure of control over the prospective brew, and helps to portion out the equal scoops to make a matcha drink into the chawan (茶碗） or the tea bowl used for preparing and drinking green tea.
Whisk holder, known as Kuse Naoshi helps maintain your whisk by allowing the whisk to dry naturally and prevent the whisk from molding by allowing for better air circulation while keeping the shape of the tines. This holder is the ideal way to prolong the life of your Matcha whisk.
The use of a Matcha sifter is recommended to make the Matcha powder fine and free of any lumps, so that you can create the best, sweetest bowl of Matcha possible.
PC brand Starter Bowl:
A chawan (茶碗; literally "tea bowl") is a bowl used for preparing and drinking tea. Although this is not a traditional matcha bowl, it is a affordable add on to this set. This allows the beginner to dive into Matcha without the added expense of a hand thrown Japanese bowl until they are ready to choose one for themselves! After gaining some experiance with Matcha, a person can purchase a bowl (or several!) that reflects their own tea experiance and personal esthetic. There is absolutely no right or wrong in choosing a Matcha Chawan. We sell a few on this site you can check out!