Preparing Japanese Green Tea

If you're a Japanese green tea noobie, or simply need a bit of a refresh, here are a few tips for preparing Japanese green tea. Don't forget to check out Holly's book Green is the New Black – the glorious rise of Japanese green tea for even more info...


Let's start with a video on whisking your Matcha. Remember, keep your wrist steady and your body nice and loose!

Go informal with the technique below!

Loose leaves: 

There are a few important things to keep in mind when preparing loose leaf Japanese green tea: quantity of water to leaves ratio; water temperature; and steeping time...

Quick recap for loose leaf brewing:

• Water quantity: 200ml (or 400ml for large serving)

• Leaves quantity: 8g or (or 16g for large serving)

• 1 minute steep





Our Chiki Tea online store offers a wide selection of premium quality Japanese Green Teas, including award-winning Gyokuro and Matcha from Yame, as well as a variety of personally selected loose leaf teas. We work closely with our farmers and suppliers to bring you the best quality teas we can find, most of which are never normally sold outside Japan. We also have a range of specially selected tea-ware and other equipment such as preparation bowls (yuzamashi) and tea-caddies (chazutsu). Please read our guides on preparing Japanese Green Tea, how to find the best green tea, and the many health benefits from drinking matcha and green tea. We ship worldwide, including USA, and we accept payments in US dollars, UK pounds and Euros by credit card via Stripe. We hope you can find something for yourself, or to send as a gift using our complimentary gift-wrapping service. We also offer Gift-Cards - just click the button below to get started.

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