Koi-Cha Tea is a type of tea beverage made from Matcha Tea.
It is a strong, thick beverage.
The Matcha used is made from the first seasonal harvest of leaves from tea bushes that are at least 30 years old.
The drink called “usucha” is also made in the tea ceremony from Matcha, but to make usucha more water is used, making it thinner. Koi-Cha is used at more formal times than usucha.
Koi-cha is mellower, sweeter, and uses more powder to make it thick. Because so much tea powder is used, it needs to be a sweet, mellow tea powder, or it wouldn’t be palatable.
First the tea powder is put in the bowl, then about 85% of the water that will ultimately be used. With the tea whisk, it’s mixed into a paste, then thinned with the remaining water and whisked until smooth.
It is made in a single bowl for everyone to sip from.