blairswhitaker wrote:also good matcha does not get bitter with very hot water, and great matcha does not get bitter even with boiling water. I study cha no yu and the kettle stays on the heating source the entire time, that water is VERY hot and it does not make the matcha taste bad in any way.
Interesting. I was taught to use water at a full boil during recent visit from a japanese friend. The matcha I was gifted tastes quite nice with full boil water.
Many videos have shown using a holding vessel to partially cool the water (+-180F?)
But then again, I am a total matcha noob.