ShawnP wrote:Nice. Now I need to make some.
Question, I was wondering do folks keep the Matcha powder loose in the tins or transfer the baggy over to the tin?
Hmmm - interesting question. When you say "baggy" I wonder about plastic, and I wouldn't want to keep mine in plastic necessarily - tho none of mine come in plastic baggies, so I'm not sure how I'd respond. The matches I use come in sealed foil pouches that have to be cut open (with the exception of Wako which comes vacuum packed in a high quality tin - so once I've broken the seal, I leave that one in its tin).
For the foil pouches, after I've cut them, I fold them down two or three folds then clip them with a small metal clip, then keep them in the original tin. I like the Yuuki-cha tins because they have a plastic inner lid in addition to the tin lid. addendum:
these days I'm also keeping my open matcha tin (I only use one kind of matcha/one tin at a time until used up) in an airtight container (an Oxo pop-lid thingy). I used to vacuum seal my tins in FoodSaver containers, but I've found I don't need to. The Oxo containers are much easier, and gives me enough matcha-geek peace-of-mind.