Tezumi Insights — Matcha

The Many Shapes of the Matcha Bowl

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The Many Shapes of the Matcha Bowl
While it may seem like the simplest of tea making utensils, the humble tea bowl or chawan (茶碗) holds a central place in Japanese tea culture and comes in many different shapes and styles, each with their own history and meaning. Here we explore some of the more common shapes of chawan and what makes each one unique.

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Matcha makes the world go round - How to make Usucha

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Matcha makes the world go round - How to make Usucha
Usucha (or 'thin tea'), known for its vibrant green colour and creamy texture, is the most common way to drink matcha (we'll talk more about Koicha, 'thick tea' later). While it may look sophisticated, its actually very easy to make!

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