A simple guide to brewing Matcha - Koicha

Koicha Preparation (Thick) :
Machiitea’s How to Brew Ceremonial Matcha


A step-by-step, visual guide, on how to brew the perfect ceremonial matcha — 'Koicha' preparation by Matchiitea.
For 'Usucha' (thin) preparation, please visit: Usucha Preparation (Thin): Machiitea’s How to Brew Ceremonial Matcha

Serving size: ~40ml/1.4fl oz
Add/Sift 4 scoops of matcha into a bowl
Approximately 1 tsp (~2g)
Add ~1 Tbsp/0.5fl oz of water
Use ~70°C/160°F (not boiling) soft, filtered water
Massage into a smooth paste
Apply gentle pressure to break up clumps
Add another ~1 Tbsp/0.5fl oz of water
Then massage again until consistent
Koicha should be thick and viscous
with the consistency of melted chocolate
Sip up & Zen down
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