View Full Version : Talk to me about Matcha....
11-10-2008, 07:49 PM
A while ago I was afforded the opportunity to attend a tea cerimony (possibly one of the most beautiful and culturally awkward things I've done since coming to Japan, but thats another story) and absolutely fell in love with Matcha.
While I am living here, I figure now would be a great time to pick stuff up without having to mail order too much. While I am sure you could just make matcha with a whisk and a big coffee cup..you could also shave with a disposable "Good News" razor. In that spirit, what sort of things do I need? What should I be looking for in terms of equipment, product, and quality?
11-10-2008, 08:21 PM
Culturally akward? Try joining them for a shrine festival where you wear a fundoshi(basically what sumos wear) and carry a shrine for two hours.
I believe you nee a bamboo whisk, matcha, and a tea bowl. I will consult my friends who are in tea ceremony club though and get back to you.
11-10-2008, 08:45 PM
Ha ha, I think I am getting roped into something like this for the Sapporo Ice Festival this February. Thanks for looking into this.
11-10-2008, 08:47 PM
Joel just posted an incredible tutorial complete with resplendant photos and everything in this very Cafe'''...
11-10-2008, 08:56 PM
Ahh, should have dug a bit deeper, much thanks.
11-10-2008, 10:44 PM
You might have to dig pretty deep: after I posted, I went through several pages of the most recent threads here and didn't find it. These ladies really like to chat it up in their little teahouse, I guess. :wink:
I think it was within the last seven days...
11-11-2008, 05:40 AM
Look up Joel's profile and view all posts started. *stalker*
11-11-2008, 08:15 AM
Here ya go (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=63042&highlight=matcha); a search for 'matcha' by user 'joel' got it. (Shocking, I know)
As an aside, DO NOT search for "OMG Ponies" and "joel". You were warned.
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