Due to the powder to water ratio, Koicha is a viscous tea with a strong flavor and requires a very high quality matcha to produce the desired cup. Making Koicha with anything else will result in a bitter drink. As a consequence, the matcha needed for this type of preparation has been name Matcha Koicha. It is the highest quality Matcha.
- Gather together Koicha grade Matcha, Matcha Bowl, Chasen (bamboo whisk), Chashaku (bamboo spoon), strainer and hot water.
- Place three Chashaku scoops of Koicha grade Matcha into the bowl after shifting.
- Add 1 oz of hot water (180F) into the bowl.
- Knead it with the Chasen and it is ready. The recommended thickness is similar to melted ice cream.
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