People have been enjoying Matcha green tea for over 1000 years, and in that time the way it has been prepared for drinking has remained more or less the same. Today, matcha tea is still commonly prepared using these ancient methods, however, the only things that have changed are the tools we use. Traditionally, matcha green tea powder was scooped with a bamboo Chashaku, poured into a Chawan bowl and mixed with warm water using a Chasen whisk. While these tools are still used by many matcha aficionados, suitable modern alternatives are easily available.
Most households will have teaspoons to replace the Chashaku and any high rimmed bowl will serve the same purpose as the Chawan, the only thing not commonly found in the home is a small handheld whisk. If you’re new to drinking matcha tea or already love it but find manually whisking a little too time-consuming, then the Kineta Modern Matcha Green Tea Set is perfect for you.
Kineta Finest Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder
A ceremonial-grade matcha grown in the heart of Japan’s Kyoto region, Kineta’s Finest has been organically-certified by the Soil Association. With up to 137 times the antioxidant content of other green teas, Matcha tea has long been renowned for its health benefits and in recent years it has become a popular alternative to a morning cup of coffee. This is because Matcha tea contains a type of slow-release caffeine that perks drinkers up without causing them to crash afterwards.
With a sweet aroma, savoury taste, and smooth, creamy texture, Kineta Finest Matcha Green Tea is incredibly versatile and can be used to create more than just cups of Matcha tea. For instance, cold brew Matcha drinks have become increasingly popular in recent years, as has using green tea powder in baked goods, smoothies, and cocktails. If you’re feeling inspired, check out the various Matcha recipes in our tea lovers’ blog.
Stainless Steel Handheld Electric Whisk
Preparing a cup of matcha by hand is part of what makes the overall experience so enjoyable, but sometimes you just want to skip ahead to the main event. Made from stainless steel and fitted with a soft-grip that is comfortable to hold, these electric whisks are perfect for creating the smooth, velvety texture that matcha tea is known and loved for. Easy to clean and maintain, these battery-powered hand whisks can be quickly disassembled and easily cleaned, making them a lot less high maintenance than the traditional Chasen bamboo whisk.