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Why my matcha powder won't dissolve - Matcha tea sifter

Getting your matcha powder to dissolve is no easy task. Matcha is an incredibly superfine powder. When you brew matcha, you may find that the matcha powder won't dissolve easily.

There is a reason for this. Matcha powder has electrostatic energy causing it to clump together. When you finish drinking a bowl of green tea matcha you'll almost always find matcha sediment remains at the bottom of the bowl.

Fortunately, there are ways to reduce clumps. These simple steps will help dissolve the matcha powder on your next brew and also ensure a smoother, richer and full-bodied tea experience.

Sift your matcha powder

Sift your Matcha! Using a fine mesh tea strainer, push the matcha powder through the sieve with your bamboo scoop. Sifting the green tea matcha powder through the wire mesh strainer will allow the matcha powder to dissolve easier in water.

Sift matcha powder for it to dissolve better

Whisk for longer

Whisk, whisk and whisk some more - Matcha powder doesn't entirely dissolve in water like other powder pre-mix drinks. Matcha is a powdered tea leaf after all, rather than a crystallised concentrate of the like. When you whisk pure matcha powder, you actually create the suspension of tiny matcha particles in the water.

Whisk matcha for longer to dissolve

You should also use a top quality bamboo whisk, preferably one with 100 prongs. You need to whisk the matcha until you get a good layer of froth. The better it is whisked, the longer it will take for the matcha particles to settle to the bottom of the bowl.

Matcha powder to water ratio

Use the right ratio of green tea matcha powder to water. Using too much matcha for the volume of water can also result in grainy textured matcha tea. Experiment with the right amount of matcha and water. Typically 1-2 scoops to for every half to one cup of water. Experiment with your preferences for a fine brew for your palate.

Utensils required to help dissolve matcha powder. 
 - A Furui (Sifter)
 - Bamboo spoon (Chashaku)
 - Matcha powder
 - Matcha bowl
 - 100 prong Bamboo whisk.

How to sift matcha powder

  1. Scoop the desired amount into the fine mesh tea strainer over a matcha bowl
  2. Using the bamboo scoop, push the matcha powder through sifter allowing the fine powder to fall directly into the bowl
  3. Pour 60ml of warm water into the bowl
  4. Whisk the matcha vigorously in a W-motion until an emerald green froth is formed
  5. Top up with more water

Drink and enjoy!

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