The correct amount of matcha is about 1.8 grams for one serving. It is about 2 scoops with chashaku or a special bamboo scoop for matcha. You mix it with about 60 ml (2 oz) of water. I have shown you some pictures on a previousentry for how much the macha shouldlook on chashaku. This post would serve as a guideline to those who don't have a chashaku and are only using ordinary spoons. The pictures below shows you how much the correct amount of matcha would look like on a regular teaspoon. I was a little excited to see how it would look like. I always use chashaku, and this was my first time using an ordinary spoon.
This is how regular teaspoon would look like. The American quarter coin just acts as an additional basis.
Here is how a 1.8 gram of matcha looks like on a regular teaspoon. I already sifted the macha and surprisingly, it still got quite a heap of scoop!!
Now, this is how matcha looks like if un-shifted. It has less volume, so you don’t have to scoop so much.
1.8 gram is not the absolute amount. You may adjust depending on the preference of your own taste buds. I hope these pictures will help.