Matcha Tea Set – Matcha tea is becoming more and more famous around the world and we, at Sugoii Japan, are big fans too! First, it has so much health benefits! It’s high in antioxidants, can help you lose weight, and has positive impacts on your liver and brain. But one of the best thing about Matcha tea is probably its preparation.
Indeed, the preparation of your tea via a traditional Japanese tea ceremony is a meditation session by itself! It’s so relaxing to slowly prepare your beverage and drink it by following the ancient Japanese traditions. For more info, we wrote a whole guide about the Japanese tea ceremony here.
To perform this traditional ceremony at home, you will need a matcha tea set but don’t worry, we have you covered!
What Is included In A Matcha Tea Set?
A Matcha tea set needs to contain these 4 following tools:
- One large bowl where you will drink your tea.
- One whisk called a chasen in Japanese. The whisk is actually pretty important cause it will help you to mix uniformly the matcha powder and the hot water. The design of the matcha whisk will also help you to create small air balls in order to give a visually pleasing look to your beverage. The whisk is made from a single piece of bamboo with uniform “teeth”.
- In order to keep the shape of the whisk, it’s advised to use a chasen holder, usually made in ceramic.
- The last tool you will need in your kit is a bamboo spoon called chashaku in Japanese. As you may have guessed, the chashaku is used to add your matcha powder into your bowl.
With these 4 tools, you will be able to prepare your matcha tea at home like a real Japanese tea master!
Get One Of Our 3 Matcha Tea Set
To help you prepare your Matcha tea at home, we made available 3 Matcha kits that you can buy from our online shop. They all have the 4 necessary tools you will require for your tea ceremony. In terms of price, they are all the same but the main difference is in the design of the bowl.
Blue Waves Edition
For a set that look truly traditional, what better than this Matcha kit with stylish blue lines that actually represent sea waves. It’s personally my favourite! 🙂
This kit is for people who are looking for a more rustic design. The bowl has a beautiful bronze colour and a very satisfying texture.
To finish this selection, we added in our shop this last set with a larger bowl. No fancy colours here so this one will please people who like minimalism and simple designs.
In addition to our tea sets, we recently added these cute tea containers that you can use for your Matcha powder, tea, coffee and so on. Choose your favourite colours between the 12 available.
With all the products we presented for you in this blog post, I think you will have all you need to perform an amazing traditional tea ceremony.
By the way, the ceremony may look a bit complicated and sophisticated but don’t give up easily. It’s by practicing a lot that Japanese hosts make it perfect. So keep trying until you master it! 🙂
And as the Japanese famous quote says: Nana korobi ya oki, which literally means fall down seven times but get up eight!