Where To Buy: Zen Tea Life
Prior to use, the matcha is often forced through a sieve in order to break up clumps. Comes with a fine wire mesh sieve and a temporary storage container.
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The Matcha Sifter from Zen Tea Life is such a wonderfully functional item to have. Its quite simple in its design but works wonders! Its also very pretty – love the deep crimson color!
The sifter comes with this scoop like tool that helps you push or drag the matcha along the screen to sift it.
Its easy to clean as well which for me is a HUGE plus!
I always dry mine right away as I don’t want it to rust and can’t say if it would or not if left to air dry but really this is an essential item for anyone who drinks a lot of matcha like myself.
The canister is quite large. I have sifted a full 60 grams of matcha and had plenty of room to spare.
You can store your matcha in the canister once sifted, or, if you are like me, and have many matcha to sift, you can put the matcha back into whatever you store it in, or its original container, and sift another matcha.
The tin itself is very thin, its not made to withstand driving over it with a car or anything but it serves its purpose. The screen is very fine for perfectly sifted matcha.
I find it far more convenient than using what I had in the past which was just your basic kitchen strainer. I always made messes when using that and wasted some good matcha!
I am really happy to have this and it is one of the less expensive tea tools I have purchased!