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Matcha Sets

Nowadays, when everyone is rushing for one thing or another, regaining peace and enjoying some slow moments is more important than ever. People are reviving old traditions like having tea in matcha kits to find moments of tranquility amidst their chaotic routines. In Japanese tea ceremonies, tea enthusiasts make matcha green tea in matcha sets and enjoy a delightful tea with their friends and family.

Let's take a moment and know more about Matcha Sets and see what the fuss is all about!

Understanding Matcha Sets

What are the components of Matcha Kits?

There is an old Japanese ritual which is also known as Chanoyu or Sado. In this ritual match green tea is prepared and served in matcha sets or matcha kits. These sets are composed of the following:

Bamboo Whisk - Chasen: It is made of a single piece of bamboo. It is used to froth the matcha powder with hot water to create a smooth, creamy, and consistent foam texture.

Bamboo Scoop - Chashaku: It measures the matcha powder needed for every serving. It is required for precise measuring which ensures the perfect taste of the tea.

Tea Bowl - Chawan: It is made of ceramic. It is used to prepare and serve the tea. It is available in different shapes, sizes, and designs as it holds the most significance in the tea ceremony.

Sifter - Furui: It is used to help remove any lumps or clumps present in the tea which were not dissolved properly. It is an optional utensil.

What are Matcha Kits made of?

Matcha sets are a testament to the artistic and aesthetic sense of a craftsman admired by tea enthusiasts. They are made of different materials and designs that serve the practical purpose of making tea but also show the aesthetic sense of tea lovers. Matcha kits are available in various materials, each material is unique from another, and each of them is used and appreciated by tea admirers.

● Matcha sets are typically made from ceramic material for their durability, heat resistance, and designs.

● But there are also Porcelain matcha kits available which are durable and heat resistant but are more sleek in design which makes them a popular choice for formal tea ceremonies.

● In addition to these, matcha kits are now available in glass which makes them even more attractive.

● The stoneware matcha kits are fired at high temperatures which not only makes them durable and heat resistant but they do not crack or break easily.

● Last but not least, matcha sets are also made of cast iron, which is also durable and heat resistant, these cast iron green tea matcha sets are crafted with several designs making them a popular decorative item.

● Furthermore, the whisk and scoop are only made from a single piece of bamboo in all the kits.

The Ritual of Matcha Preparation

Tea enthusiasts like to have tea ceremonies where they want to achieve mindfulness and take a break from their hectic routines. Sado is a tea ceremony where matcha green tea kits are used. Let's take a look at how Japanese matcha green tea is prepared.

● First of all, heat the water around 80°C and add it to the tea bowl chawan to preheat it.

● Now, measure the amount of matcha powder and add it to the chawan using the chasuaku.

● Pour more hot water carefully over the matcha and vigorously whisk the mixture with the help of chasen until it is blended properly and a creamy texture is formed.

● The tea is ready to be enjoyed, but if you see any lumps or clumps, remove them by using furui.

● Enjoy your tea, and appreciate the simple pleasures of life.

Advantages of Matcha Sets

Complete Preparation Experience

These sets are famous for providing a complete tea-making experience from measuring the tea powder to whisking it well and producing a smooth, fomic, creamy textured mixture by using all the utensils of the kit.

Authenticity and Tradition

Serving and having tea in matcha kits connects you to the Japanese ritual and culture of having matcha green teas. It helps you know the rituals better and enjoy a great tea simultaneously.

Enhanced Aesthetics

Tea lovers have an inner wish of collecting and showcasing delicate, aesthetically beautiful teaware and these kits serve the purpose more than others. Not only serving authentic tea but also leaving an everlasting impression on the guests by using these kits.

Mindfulness and Relaxation

The Japanese ritual encourages relaxation and mindfulness by preparing matcha green tea. By following the steps carefully and enjoying the process of tea making, this activity is very therapeutic and helps in calming one down and reducing stress.

Health Benefits

Matcha green tea has several health benefits including high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. By making matcha green tea a part of your daily routine, you can not only reduce stress but will also intake the above-mentioned properties.

Some Tips to Use Matcha Sets

Preheat Your Matcha Bowl - Chawan

Fill the matcha bowl with hot water for 1-2 minutes to heat it. It plays a vital role in enhancing your tea flavor.

Measure the Matcha Appropriately

With the help of the bamboo scoop, measure the matcha green tea powder as per the serving. Usually, 1 teaspoon is enough for one serving, but tea lovers can have different preferences as per their flavor.

Sift the Matcha

After adding powder and hot water, make sure you whisk it well, and if you see any lumps or clumps in the tea remove them with the help of furui.

Whisk Vigorously

Now, with the help of a bamboo whisk, vigorously whisk the powder in hot water to get a perfectly smooth, formic texture and there are no lumps in the powder.

Experiment and Have Fun

Matcha green tea can be consumed in different ways like sweetened or unsweetened, hot or cold, different powder portions give a different flavor to the tea. So, enjoy the endless combinations of matcha tea by experimenting and creating something different every time.

Wash Properly After Each Use

After a warm and peaceful tea session, it is important to rinse the matcha set so you can use it clean and fresh for the next gathering. Make sure to always hand-wash matcha sets to avoid accidental breakage in the dishwasher.

This will help you eliminate tea stains and old smells and ensure decontamination. After washing the matcha kit, air dry it completely and store it in a cool, dark place.

How to Clean Matcha Sets

Before we wind up our article, there are some important steps we want you to learn on how to clean matcha kits. This will ensure the longevity and sustainability of your matcha set. Follow the below-mentioned guidelines to clean each component of your matcha set:

● For the Bamboo Whisk (Chasen - rinse with warm water and let it air dry, making sure no residual matcha is left in it. Avoid using abrasive scrubbers, as these can leave scratches.

● For the Bamboo Scoop (Chashaku) - rinse under running warm water to get rid of matcha powder, clean with a damp cloth, and let it air dry.

● For the Tea Bowl (Chawan) - rinse with warm water to remove the residue. If the tea stains or leftovers have dried up in the tea bowl, the best price is to soak them in warm and soapy water for a few minutes to make cleaning easier. Gently scrub using a toothbrush with soft bristles to remove any stains or residue. If necessary, use a small amount of mild dish soap and warm water to clean the bowl, then rinse thoroughly to remove any soap residue.

● For the Sifter (Furui) - rinse it under warm running water to get rid of any matcha inside, scrub with a soft brush to remove any stubborn particles, and let it air dry.

● Finally, after drying store them in a safe place.

General Clean and Care for Your Matcha Set

Some general cleaning tips that apply to all the utensils of the matcha kit are:

● Avoid touching the tea kit with dirty hands, as that will leave dabbing prints that look bad afterward. So, always start with clean hands.

● To prevent the buildup of tea residue in your matcha set, clean them after every use.

● Do not soak bamboo utensils or ceramic bowls for a long time.

● Matcha sets should be stored in a dry cool place away from sunlight to avoid discoloration.

● If there are stubborn stains of tea on your matcha kit, use baking soda and vinegar to clean them by gently applying the mixture and scrubbing the affected surfaces. Do not use abrasive scrubbers.

Sum Up

These Japanese matcha green tea sets are not only used for having tea, instead, they are works of art for tea enthusiasts who want to have a great tea-drinking experience. If you are enthusiastic about tea and want to impress your guests, get exquisite teaware from us. We sell various types of Match Kits.

These matcha kits are not only budget-friendly but a great addition to your teaware. They come directly from Japan and offer a variety of features and uses to suit everyone's needs. Check out our teaware collection to know more about different types of teapots!