|"Smooth and creamy froth with an intense vegetal flavor and no astringency."|
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Chawan: a medium sized bowl used to froth and drink matcha. Small enough to comfortably drink out of, but large enough to easily whip up a foamy tea.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ A medium size bowl works fine if you don't have a chawan.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Chasen: a whisk created from a single section of bamboo used to froth matcha.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ If you don't have a chasen, use a fork, it works much better than a kitchen whisk.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Chashaku: a bamboo Ã¢â‚¬Å“spoonÃ¢â‚¬Â used to measure matcha
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ If you don't have a chashaku, just use a small spoon.
Aroma: 9/10 - thick vegetal aroma, similar to a quality sencha, much like asparagus.
Sweetness: 3.5/10 - hardly sweet at all, unimpressive.
Astringency: 10/10 - no astringency!
Flavor: 8/10 - addicting flavor, tastes just the same as it smells, but with a smooth and creamy feel.
An extremely addicting flavor, but I would recommend any matcha from o-cha.com much more. This matcha isn't the sweetest, but it's superb vegetal flavor makes up for what it lacks in the sweetness department. The aroma is so strong, that I almost coughed when I smelled the dry powder. If you enjoyed matcha prepared with normal kitchen utensils, I would highly recommend purchasing a chasen to froth your tea. With a chasen, the matcha transforms from a dark green liquid into a creamy, radioactive green froth.
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