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Oh! Cha Cha Cha!

Chasen (Whisk)
Chasen (Whisk)

Oh! Cha Cha Cha! It’s matcha day!

Ha ha! It is always my nutty gambol when it comes to matcha day. I love a quick fix of matcha.  An overpowering kick in the tastebuds to short-circuit all the sensories and olfactories formality with an exhilarating and invigorating fix.

Matcha set : whisk (chasen), bowl (chawan),  spoon (chashaku)
Matcha set : whisk (chasen), bowl (chawan), spoon (chashaku)

Matcha is a potent Japanese powdered green tea. A dash of the tea powder is pressed through a sieve to ensure no coagulation and then transferred into a matcha bowl (Chawan).  Warm water is added and they are whisked with bamboo whisk.  I enjoyed the whisking process; often jive with my silly gambol while whisking with accompanying Latin jazz to move and sync along…oh yeah!

Sieve to break up clumps
Sieve to break up clumps

The whisking and whipping process makes the tea frothy with creamy small bubbles, like espuma and I would just suck the froth in and hiss… Ahhh! it is really exhilarating as the power packed tea hits all the sensory receptors making them all bling  and shout …TEA! TEA!TEA!

Tea! Tea! Tea!
Tea! Tea! Tea!

Ahhh! it is my silly macha gambol again. Enjoying tea in its raw and purest form.

Chasen Parking
Drying Chasen

Oh! Cha Cha Cha! Another exhilarating matcha day!