Most days I have matcha at midmorning when my day settles down a little.
I eat a tea sweet while the water is heating. I get them from Costco here in Hawaii. They only have them in the fall.
Then I take my Matcha out of the freezer. I get it from Matcha and More. They order it from Japan when you place your order. It comes in two weeks. My current favorite is Kiun or Joyous Clouds.
Measure two scoops, ( approximately 1/4 teaspoon), of powdered green tea using a curved bamboo measure.
Add hot water, (1/3 cup more or less), and whisk with a bamboo whisk. It’s cut from a single piece of bamboo. Use it at first to mash up any lumps, then beat till frothy.
Then hold up your bowl and say “ita daki mas.” One translation is, “I receive.”
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