Matcha tea is said to have health giving properties! Even more reason, then, to find time to relax and treat yourself to the ritual of drinking Japanese matcha tea in the traditional way.
This boxed set comprises a traditional wide Japanese tea bowl, or 'matchawan', and a 'chasen' bamboo whisk.
The wide shape and flat bottom of the tea cup are specially designed for preparing the matcha tea powder by vigorously mixing it with the whisk.
The calm ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony contains great symbolism based around harmony, purity and respect and every move is precisely carried out, even drinking and appreciating the tea.
However, if you love to drink matcha tea at home without the full ritual, then this set makes a lovely, mindful way to prepare your favourite beverage.
It's also a great way to mix the fine powdered tea to the right frothy consistency, which can be tricky without the right equipment! Prepared in this way, matcha green tea can be used to make matcha latte, matcha ice cream, in cakes and biscuits and, in Japan, is even used to flavour beer and sparkling wine.
This tea bowl and chasen whisk set is presented in a gift box and is ideal for giving as a present.
You can see more pictures of the matching tea bowl and buy it separately here:
The ceramic teacup and bamboo whisk are both made in Japan.