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Matcha Box Sets

Matcha Box Sets

Regular price $52.00 USD
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A 12-serving bag of Chiran Matcha will be included in your order!

Bamboo Whisk + Scoop: Handcrafted in Guangdong, China from white bamboo, whisk has 120 prongs.

Bamboo Whisk Care + Use:

  • Upon opening your new whisk, soak it, prongs-side down in an inch of warm or hot water. Soak the whisk until the outer, curled ends relax and the knotted center prongs fully unfurl.
  • For whisking instructions, scroll down to see ‘Thin’ or ‘Thick’ preparations.
  • After whisking matcha, rinse the whisk thoroughly with warm water until no residue is left. Use a paper towel to clean the prongs if any clumps remain.
  • Place whisk on stand with inner prongs tucked into the central hollow, and outer prongs resting on the belly of the stand. 
  • Store on a whisk stand in a cool, dry area. 
  • NOT FOR USE in microwave, oven, stove, dishwasher

Bamboo Scoop Care + Use:

  • Upon opening your new scoop, rinse the curved end with water and wipe dry with a towel.
  • For matcha prep instructions, scroll down to see ‘Thin’ or ‘Thick’ preparations.
  • To clean the scoop, rinse the curved end with warm water until no residue is left. Use a paper towel to clean if any clumps remain.
  • Rest the scoop on the ceramic mountain stand with the curved end on the mountains. This allows the scoop to fully dry. 
  • NOT FOR USE in microwave, oven, stove, dishwasher

Ceramics (Bowl, Whisk Stand, Scoop Rest) Care + Use:

  • Handwash with soap and water.
  • Hand-dry with a towel.
  • NOT FOR USE in microwave, oven, stove, dishwasher

Usucha / "Thin" Preparation

Recommended for enjoying as a shot or with dairy/mylk as a latte.

Dose - 1 sachet of matcha
Water - 60ml / 2 oz at 165°F

Pre-warm the chawan (bowl) and chasen (whisk) with warm water. Purge the warming water then pour 60ml (2 oz) of 165°F water into the bowl. Sift matcha into the bowl, then whisk back and forth lightly in a ‘W’ motion until the surface is fully covered with a thin layer of microfoam. Sip over the course of ten minutes to enjoy as a ceremonial shot or add honey and mylk to enjoy as a latte.

Koicha / "Thick" Preparation

Recommended for those who enjoy their matcha like they enjoy their espresso.

Dose - 1 sachet of matcha
Water - 35ml / 1 oz
Water Temperature - 165-180°F
(lower temperature for more nuanced, balanced flavors; higher temperature for bolder umami and aroma of sweet pea blossoms)

Pre-warm the chawan (bowl) and chasen (whisk) with warm water. Purge the warming water then pour 60ml (2 oz) of 165-180°F water into the bowl. Sift matcha into the bowl, then whisk back and forth lightly in a ‘W’ motion until the surface is fully covered with a thin layer of microfoam. Sip over the course of five minutes to enjoy as a ceremonial shot. 

Water matters!

Quality water is just as important as quality tea when it comes to your brew. Here's what we recommend:

  • Filtered Water - standard home filtration systems, Brita, Hydros, you name it. Filter that isht!
  • Spring Water - have access to bottled spring water, or have an actual clear spring by where you live? Try brewing with spring water and unlock unique sweetness in your cup!
  • Reverse Osmosis - RO filtration systems are standard for tea and coffee shops, and provide the most consistently great water for brewing any of your favorite drinks. For your home, counter-top as well as below-the-counter systems are great to help step up your water game!
  • Customized Recipes - are you a budding scientist? Check out custom water recipe kits like Lotus and Third Wave Water

Local Pick-up

If you’re local to the State College area, we’ve partnered with Chew Chew Bun as our official pickup location! Chew Chew Bun is a locally owned Taiwanese bakery + coffee shop in the heart of the downtown area (115 E. Beaver Ave.)

Tea is that much better with delicious pastries, so be sure to pick up some noms with your order!

The pickup tray is on top of the pastry case on the left side of the counter. Look for your name and order number!

Chew Chew Bun Pickup Spot | Downtown State College
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