How Matcha is ground

The Matcha mill is initially composed of two granite components. The upper part is specifically designed never to come in contact with the lower. This ensured by the “Fukumi”, an inward-curving arch into which the tea arrives by means of a carved-out funnel hole.

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If both Matcha grinders to be placed next to each other with their inner sides facing, then it could be seen that they present a large number of grooves, which take care of grinding the tea and transporting it to the outer edges. The grind stones are connected by the “Shinbou”, a rod made of oak, the only type of wood suitable for use in the grinding of Matcha.

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