The Cuzen Matcha Maker is a $369 kitchen appliance with one job: to whisk up a freshly ground serving of the bright-green Japanese signature tea. It’s expensive, it’s beautiful, and it delivers one heck of a tasty cup of nutrient-packed tea.
If you’re looking for something to give your caffeine routine a jolt — and if you really like green tea — this little machine is a glorious treat. To understand why, you need to realize matcha isn’t a typical green tea. There’s no bag you throw into water. Matcha is sold in stores as an ultrafine powder, ground from a particular type of tea leaf from Japan. Crafting it involves precise measurements, sifting and rapid flicks of a bamboo whisk to create the right froth.