If you love to order matcha drinks at your local Starbucks, it’s easier than you would imagine to make it at home. In Japan, they have a traditional way of preparing matcha green tea powder. You need to put the powder in a ceramic bowl, and a small amount of hot water. Then, you use a bamboo whisk to mix the water with the powder to remove any clumps. At that point, the matcha is highly concentrated at the bottom of the bowl. This is usually when it is poured into a mug so that you can add almond milk or anything else that you want into your latte.
Obviously, you can do the same thing with any ceramic bowl that you might have in your cabinet at home. However, these Japanese bowls are just so exquisitely beautiful. This is the type of item that you can leave out on display in open shelving and feel proud to have it in your kitchen. In general, Japanese pottery is something that some homeowners collect overtime. This is a great starter piece for anyone who doesn’t already have these ceramics in their home.