By Talia Zitner
After watching the Japanese exchange students show us the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, I decided to recreate it in my own kitchen. Using the tea cup the students gave to us as a gift and Matcha powder from Japan, I set to work trying to replicate the unique flavor of the tea.
Step 1: Set up your tea and powder. Matcha is is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea.
Step 2: Boil your water and pour the powder into the teacup.
Step 3: Pour in water and whisk with fork or other utensil (unlike other tea, instead of steeping the powder. is dissolved by mixing!)
Step 4: Once tea is dissolved, hold in left palm and rotate clockwise twice in order to admire the design on the cup!
Step 5: Enjoy!