I had another look at this video (I've looked at the same one in frustration before!) and I can't see that he's doing anything drastically different to what I'm doing. Except succeeding in getting the texture right, of course... Does the ratio of powder to water make much of a difference? Although I've tried various combinations and that doesn't seem to make much difference. I'll keep practicing, but if there are any more magic tips I'd love to hear thempuerhking wrote:Watch this video...it will help.
blackbird wrote:No, I bought a chasen! I don't yet have a chawan (is that the right word?) but do use a bowl that is the same shape. And I somehow think that if I can't get any sort of foam then it's not the bowl!
Today and usually I've been using about 200ml of water to between 1/2 and 1 tsp - don't have a scoop - but have varied the amounts of each at other times, and it doesn't seem to make much difference. It's annoying me now...can you tell?! I've also tried a variety of whisking actions but presumably not the right one
Xell wrote:If you do same fast whisking as in video, then first what comes in mind is something wrong with your matcha.
blairswhitaker wrote:200ml of water is WAY to much water you will never get any foam using this much water, reduce you water to something around 60 - 70ml and give that a try. I strongly believe after everything you have posted your main problem is using a volume of water that is to high to create foam.