Matcha sifter

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Matcha sifter

Postby Samovar » May 16th, '08, 15:18

Once in awhile I'll find some small lumps in my matcha. So I decided to purchase a matcha sifter from Tributetea.com

http://www.tributetea.com/accessories_sifter.asp

I haven't received it yet as they are on spring break.

Does anyone else use a matchasifter?

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Postby olivierco » May 16th, '08, 15:20

Yes, always. I have the same matcha sifter (in red)

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Postby Victoria » May 16th, '08, 15:21

Yeah I do, I have the same one. :D
It is actually kinda big, but works great.

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Postby Pentox » May 16th, '08, 15:26

I don't have a specific matcha sifter, but i have a sifter I use for matcha. It's just a regular little mesh strainer some people use them to pour out tea, but I use it for matcha.

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Postby Samovar » May 16th, '08, 15:30

Pentox wrote:I don't have a specific matcha sifter, but i have a sifter I use for matcha. It's just a regular little mesh strainer some people use them to pour out tea, but I use it for matcha.



At first I thought of using a sifter like that but I just have to have all those tea accessories! :lol:

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Postby Pentox » May 16th, '08, 15:32

Samovar wrote:
Pentox wrote:I don't have a specific matcha sifter, but i have a sifter I use for matcha. It's just a regular little mesh strainer some people use them to pour out tea, but I use it for matcha.



At first I thought of using a sifter like that but I just have to have all those tea accessories! :lol:

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I know exactly how you feel, I'm probably going to get one the next time I put in an order for some matcha. I've been neglecting my matcha drinking recently to work on senchas.

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Postby Chip » May 16th, '08, 15:49

Pentox wrote:
Samovar wrote:
Pentox wrote:I don't have a specific matcha sifter, but i have a sifter I use for matcha. It's just a regular little mesh strainer some people use them to pour out tea, but I use it for matcha.



At first I thought of using a sifter like that but I just have to have all those tea accessories! :lol:

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I know exactly how you feel, I'm probably going to get one the next time I put in an order for some matcha. I've been neglecting my matcha drinking recently to work on senchas.


I am currently like Pentox...for me mainly because I do not have matcha that frequently to justify spending 18 bucks on the sifter...but I will get one. I know this is inevetitable! As the sun rises everyday...

Til then, I just use a spare stainless steel infuser from a tesubin, a spare sample tin from Upton, and a little bamboo spoon. Total cost, less than a buck. Everything fits perfectly into the sample tin, almost like it was made for this purpose.

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Postby Pentox » May 16th, '08, 15:57

Heh, i'm not quite that bad. I'm just missing a can sifter.

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Postby Space Samurai » May 16th, '08, 16:08

I have a very similar one from Ippodo, and it works great.

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Postby tenuki » May 16th, '08, 16:28

I just learned to like lumps of goodness in my matcha. If I'm serving someone else I use a tea strainer and the chashaku while I'm measuring into their chawan. Now that I've ground all the matcha lovers nerves into mush I will stop sharing my practices.

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Postby chamekke » May 16th, '08, 17:23

I have one of the stainless-steel tea sifters on order, and can hardly wait. It's the same type that my tea sensei uses.

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Postby Salsero » May 16th, '08, 23:45

I bought a matcha sifter from Ippodo similar to the one Samovar ordered, but I have used it it only once. Instead, I find it so much easier to place one of these strainers in the pre-heated and dried chawan
http://www.teagschwendner.com/US/en/pub ... nt_id=1032 ,
measure out my matcha into the strainer with the chashaku, and use the chashaku to gently push the matcha through the strainer into the chawan. Since the strainer is stainless steel, I can just rinse it and air dry without worrying about rust.

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Postby inspectoring » May 17th, '08, 00:32

I just take the tea out into one of the stainless steel filters that come with some tea pots, and then gently rub the matcha spoon on that to sift the tea.
It does the job just fine. I have seen some awesome sifters at itoen's new york store.

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