Matcha Sieve (Burui)
When serving a number of people, your first thought might be to filter the matcha by putting a tea strainer directly over each cup, but it is often more convenient to filter the powder in advance using a matcha sieve (burui), either right before serving it or for storage purposes.
The Matcha Sieve
When you open newly purchased matcha (green tea), you may find that some of the powder has formed small clumps. This clumping is caused by static electricity produced by the powder rubbing together, not deterioration in the quality of the matcha. Although it is possible to serve matcha without breaking up these clumps, they often fail to dissolve completely in hot water, remaining in the tea and getting deposited on the drinker's tongue. This will spoil the taste of what should be a delicious treat. So getting rid of these clumps is one of the keys to making a satisfying cup of matcha.
Note: When cleaning the sieve, wipe off the matcha powder with a dry cloth or tissue. Do not use water because that can cause the sieve to rust.
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I needed a Matcha sieve, I took the advice of Ippodo Tea Co. Very nicely made sieve that works great. Do not wash, it will rust. Either use a dry brush or knock out excess.
Threat product!! Great for grinding yes. Son loves it
Getting the lumps out of matcha powder makes a huge difference!
It’s convenient to sift the tea all at one time, and then distribute the sifted tea into the individual tea bowls when we have a large gathering. Works great to break up the clumps, so that you can enjoy a smooth matcha. It does make a difference in taste & smoothness (no large clumps floating around while you are whisking) to sift the tea, so don’t skip this step! Be patient, take your time to sift slowly, so you don’t have matcha powder exploding everywhere (speaking from experience!) Enjoy!
I like the simple design of this sieve, including the wire mesh and the little bamboo scraper. It’s great for breaking up lumps of matcha.