Sieve three bamboo spoonfuls (as pictured) into your bowl or cup. This vital first step helps removes clumps, ready for the next step in the process.
Next, add very small amounts of freshly drawn cold
water to the powder and with your matcha whisk, gently smooth the combination into a paste. The consistency should be thick and slightly sticky, but with a smooth, glossy sheen. Lean in close to the bowl to get a full sense of the sweet, pungent aroma of the tea. It's quite something.