Can someone who knows how please fix the broken image for this? I tried but couldn’t get it to work.
Eureka! I finally got sea green foam today for the first time in a long time. The secret? MORE MATCHA.
O-Cha recommends 1.5 to 1.75 chashaku. I did 2. I sifted. I heated the water to 175 in the Breville, then measured .5 cups and whisked. The foam came almost instantaneously!
I also used a different bowl. Not sure whether that makes a difference. I can’t think of why it should.
In any case, everything worked very nicely.
I don’t know whether it is psychological or not, but I think matcha tastes better with foam. Is it just that thing where a sandwich tastes better if someone else makes it? Or is it real?
This has a fluffy mouthfeel from the foam. It has a mild flavor with a slight downturn that isn’t sour or bitter but could be headed that way. In any case, it is pleasant, not disturbing.
It has an interesting, sweet pea note at the front of the sip and a grassy, seaweed finish. Not marine, like yesterday’s. More reminiscent of a field than an ocean.
My success today makes me want to go back and try all of the other matchas that were a miss in the foam department over again.
All in good time.
Flavors: Grass, Peas, Seaweed