Start Matcha Today!

During weekdays, I start my day drinking Matcha.

I am originally from Japan, but that is not the only reason why I have Matcha in the morning.

* I used to buy Matcha powders in Asian supermarket in Downtown, but due to the covid, I was not able to go buy it easily. I started looking for it on Amazon and they have many choices! I am still continuing to try new products and my Matcha searching journey has not finished yet. I will update every time I taste new one.


Why Matcha is Good?

4 main ingredients of Matcha are Catechin, Caffeine, Amino Acid and Mineral. Catechin makes bitter taste and at the same time, it has antioxidation effect. Caffeine also makes bitter taste, and leave us a pleasant aftertaste. Also it helps us to recover from exhaustion, and gives us concentration. Amino Acid makes good flavor and sweetness. Mineral adjust our body functions. One of the mineral contained in Matcha a lot is potassium which helps us to improve our excretory function. It also contains iron, fluorine, dietary fiber, as well.


Therefore, if you have Matcha everyday, you can have effects like detox, burning fat, preventing to catch a cold, recovering from fatigue, hangover and even anti-aging.

* Having TOO many caffeine is not good for your health, according to WHO. One cup (or maximum 2 cups) of Matcha per day is good.


When is the Best Time to Have Matcha?

Morning is the best timing of all day. We have proverbs related tea like;

朝茶に別れるな

[ asacha ni wakareruna ]

you cannot forget to have morning tea.

Morning in Japanese is 朝 (あさ・asa) and tea is 茶(ちゃ・cha).

朝茶は七里帰っても飲め

[ asacha wa shichiri kaettemo nome ]

You have to have morning tea even though you are far from your home.

一里(ichiri)is a one of ancient mesurement system in japan. nowadays no one uses because we use cm and km.
一里(ICHIRI)is about 3.927 km.
= 七里(shichiri) is around 27.5km.

朝茶は福が増す

[ asacha wa fuku ga masu ]

If you have tea in the morning, your luck improves!


To begin with…

If you are completely new to Matcha, I recommend you to have those below products. It is not necessary to buy everything, of course you can use any bowls you already have (I guess a mug cup is not big enough to whisk). But if you want Zen vibe, why don’t you start from here? I picked several examples from Amazon link so that you can easily start!

Actually, buying a whole set at once is much cheaper than buying individually. I bought my bowl (only a bowl) like CA$30 in a tea shop in Canada, but I found the same bowl on the link below and the Amazon is much cheaper… I am shocked! Individual Matcha Whisk normally costs around CA$20.

Matcha whisk and spoon are made of bamboo. It is normal to change them once it gets dirty. Bamboo is not a permanent products.


What You Must Have

  • 茶碗(ちゃわん・chawan):Matcha Bowl
  • 抹茶(まっちゃ・matcha):Matcha Powder
  • 茶筅(ちゃせん・chasen):Matcha Whisk
  • 茶筅立て(ちゃせんたて・chasen tate):Matcha Whisk Holder
  • やかんやポットなど、湯を沸かすもの:Something to boil water
  • スプーン:Spoon (alternative of “chashaku” below)

What You Better to Have, But Not Necessarily

  • 棗(なつめ・natsume):Matcha Caddy
  • 茶杓(ちゃしゃく・chashaku):Bamboo Matcha Spoon
  • 茶こし(ちゃこし・chakoshi):Sifter
    Before you put Matcha powder into Natsume (Matcha Caddy), if you add to use sifter, Matcha will be milder. So far, I do not have Matcha Caddy yet, so I have sifter, but I have not used it yet. (Next time, when I go back to japan, I will look for Matcha Caddy! That is my plan!)

How to Clean them?

・茶碗(ちゃわん・chawan) Matcha Bowl

Basically, we do not wash it with detergent. Because it is a pottery, the scent of detergent sticks to it. If you want to use detergent, you can mix detergent and water, then you can wash the bowl with it.


・茶筅(ちゃせん・chasen):Matcha Whisk

After whisking matcha, you can rinse the whisk with water. Before putting it back to Matcha Whisk Hold, you need to dry it with dried towel. Otherwise, it molds faster. Matcha Whisk Hold is necessary to keep its shape, not to dry.


・茶杓(ちゃしゃく・chashaku):Bamboo Matcha Spoon

Chashaku is made of bamboo. Please so not wash it with water. If you wash it with water, the curb of the spoon will be deformed. Instead, wipe with clean tissue or cloth right after using it so that the matcha powder takes off easily.



All-You-Need-is-This Sets

The U.S. Amazon link

Artcome Japanese Matcha Tea Set, Matcha Whisk, Traditional Scoop, Matcha Bowl, Ceramic Whisk Holder, Matcha Caddy, Handmade Matcha Ceremony Kit For Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony (9Pcs)
Artcome 10Pcs Japanese Matcha Tea Set, Matcha Bowl, Matcha Whisk, Whisk Holder, Traditional Scoop, Tea Spoon, Tea Cloth, Bamboo Holder, Scoop Holder, Matcha Powder Caddy, Matcha Powder Strainer(White)
Matcha tea set by Master Matcha, in kit – bamboo whisk, organic spoon, ceramic bowl and holder, for traditional japanese green powder ceremonial drink (in box extra stainless sifter and little guide)
KAISHANE Bamboo Matcha Tea Whisk Set of 7 Including 100 Prong Matcha Whisk, Whisk Holder,Traditional Scoop, Tea Spoon,Tea Sifter,Tea Towel and Ceramic Matcha Bowls
11 Pcs Matcha Tea Tools, Matcha Whisk, Matcha Bowl, Traditional Scoop, Ceramic Whisk Holder, Matcha Caddy, Bamboo Tea mat, Traditional Handmade Matcha Ceremony Kit

・Canada Amazon link

Artcome Japanese Matcha Tea Set, Matcha Whisk, Traditional Scoop, Matcha Bowl, Ceramic Whisk Holder, Handmade Matcha Ceremony Kit for Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony (7 Pcs)
TEANAGOO Matcha Tea Set, Japanese Tea Set, Matcha Bowl, Matcha Bamboo Whisk, Scoop, Sifter, Matcha Whisk Holder, Matcha Whisk Stand, Matcha Whisk Set MSB-1,Matcha Green Tea Powder Kit. Matcha Tea Kit
Matcha Tea Set, Matcha Bowl, Matcha Whisk, Traditional Scoop, Ceramic Whisk Holder, Matcha Caddy, Bamboo Tea mat, Handmade Matcha Ceremony Kit (11 Pcs)
KAISHANE Bamboo Matcha Tea Whisk Set of 7 Including 100 Prong Matcha Whisk, Whisk Holder,Traditional Scoop, Tea Spoon,Tea Sifter,Tea Towel and Ceramic Matcha Bowls
Same as mine!
Senmubery Tea Ceremony Matcha Ceramic Tea Bowl Bamboo Tea Scoop Matcha Whisk Teaware Set
Veristic Accents – Traditional Japanese Matcha Tea Set (7 piece) – w/ Ceramic Tea Bowl & Authentic Natural Bamboo Whisk – Perfect Green Tea Matcha Starter Kit – Comes in 4 Exquisite Colors
Tealyra – Matcha – Start Up Kit – 4 Items – Matcha Green Tea Gift Set – Japanese Made Green Bowl – Bamboo Whisk and Scoop – Whisk Holder – Gift Box
Tealyra – Start Up Matcha Kit – Matcha Green Tea Gift Set – Japanese Made Black Bowl – Bamboo Whisk and Scoop – Whisk Holder – Gift Box
MYCHA-Complete Matcha Ceremony Gift Set -Japanese Handcrafted Matcha Tea Bowl-Bamboo Whisk-Scoop-Scoop Holder-Stainless Steel Sifter-Ceramic Whisk Holder-Tea Cloth-Tea Tray,Prep Guide (Black pottery)
Japanese Matcha Ceremony Tea Set: Matcha Whisk Traditional Scoop Matcha Bowl Matcha Caddy, Handmade Matcha Ceremony Kit for Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony (9Pcs)

Matcha Recommendations

This one taste good! I drink straight or sometimes with milk. I eat sweets in the morning, so the combination of bitter taste of matcha and sweet is amazing! I will definitely buy it again.

  • The U.S. Amazon link
Jade Leaf Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder – Authentic Japanese Origin – Premium Second Harvest Culinary Grade (3.53 Ounce)
  • Canada Amazon link
Jade Leaf Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder – Authentic Japanese Origin – Culinary Grade Premium Second Harvest (100 Gram)


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