Matcha | Afternoon Koicha

Monday, June 2, 2014 5comments No tags Permalink 0

[Thank you to Allen for all the photos in this post ^_^]

We’ve been drinking and talking and video-ing a lot of matcha/usucha recently…but today we’re having koicha.

Koicha is like matcha except with twice the amount of matcha powder and half the water. 

It’s referred to as “thick matcha” and has the consistency of paint. Super potent.

I’d take this over coffee any afternoon.

Sift four scoops of *matcha powder into your bowl (the ones pictured here are by the amazing Christina). Add one ounce of hot water…

…and instead of quickly whisking, gently knead the matcha. You want a smooth, very thick tea. 

Ahhh ^_^

*You’ll need a different grade of matcha powder to make koicha (thick matcha). The type of matcha that works for usucha (thin matcha) won’t work for koicha. More on this in a future post. 

5 Comments
  • Annie Wang
    June 2, 2014

    Looks amazing! Which reminds me, I need to buy some matcha…

    • Kathy YL Chan
      June 6, 2014

      Annie!! Woohoo! Got some exiting matcha-related news coming up soon ^-^

  • Kate
    June 2, 2014

    lovely… I’ll be buying some good matcha soon.

  • Kate
    June 2, 2014

    Mm, lovely… and such pretty cups! I’ll be buying some good matcha soon.

    • Kathy YL Chan
      June 6, 2014

      Hi Kate! Hooray and thank you! ^_^

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