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Kyoto Ippodo Authentic Matcha Green Tea Sayakano-Mukashi 40g (Japan Import)

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About the Product
  • Matcha Green Tea "Sayakano-Mukashi" 40g
  • Ippodo is a green tea specialized shop/manufacturer in Kyoto, founded in 1717.

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  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003KYSOD8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,700 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

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In a nutshell: I have tried these matcha brands: DoMatcha (ceremonial and second harvest), Seredipitea, Teazer’s brand matcha, Maeda En (universal blend), and ebay generic matcha my friend gave me. Before Ippodo became my gold standard, I loved DoMatcha the most. But then, this happened and I fell in love with the brilliant green, smooth powder that is Ippodo matcha:
A fellow graduate student’s girlfriend is from Japan and I couldn’t help but ask him if by any chance she drinks matcha and if she does, what brand of matcha would she recommend? Well, as luck would have it, not only does she drink matcha every day, but her auntie is ----this is literally what she is ---- a master of the ancient art of the matcha tea ceremony. She literally prepares ceremonial matcha for a living. My classmate promised to ask his girlfriend to call her aunt in Japan and ask what brand of matcha she used. Long story short, her auntie got back to her and recommended three brands through email: two of which were in Japanese Kanji and are apparently only available through Japanese language websites. The third was Ippodo brand matcha and I found it here on amazon. It was about the same price as a ceremonial 1 oz tin of DoMatcha and I happily purchased it. Ippodo, according to her auntie, is a very popular brand in Japan, kind of the standard for matcha; not as prestigious as one brand she mentioned (could only find that brand at a Japanese website), and not her personal favorite either (like the other brand that I couldn’t find at all), but it is still highly regarded by her auntie, the master of tea ceremonies, and by others.

The only issue that would affect my purchasing decisions has to do with the length of delivery time. I got my Ippodo matcha about a month early and that still meant a one-month wait.
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I'm a person who prefers tea over coffee though I decided to try matcha again as my daily driver for energy source (after having so much pour over coffee). My 2nd time was having ceremonial grade matcha from Kenko Tea which I recently reviewed. I can say that that Kenko's is really good but I decided to embark on a bit of a matcha journey. One of the brands that I stumbled upon was Kyoto Ippodo and apparently this is quite the popular brand in Japan. After finishing my Encha ceremonial grade and Domatcha 2nd harvest, I decided to order and try Kyoto Ippodo's Sayaka no Mukashi and here's where all the matcha currently stands:

Kenko Tea - This has a really vibrant and green powder and it's pretty silky but not as silky as the other three. Definitely has a grassy and earthy taste with a bit of sweetness and umami (slightly)
Domatcha 2nd harvest 2.82 oz - I found this to be a little bit weak in terms of flavor and it has a more grassier taste than Kenko's and slightly bland but reason why I liked this matcha was that it gets the job done in terms of buying in bulk. Now, I know that there's other brands out there that provide matcha in bulk but this is pretty generous in that category. Definitely tastes way better than the first time I had matcha (mistakenly bought a 8 oz matcha for 12 bucks. If anyone ever comes across this type of deal, please skip it. Sadly I can't remember the brand name for the life of me but I know I'll never buy that brand again. The normal pricing for matcha is 20 - 30 bucks for a 1 oz ceremonial.)
Encha ceremonial grade 1 oz - This matcha comes in a resealable pouch and... I must say I liked this way better than Domatcha and Kenko in that the taste was very balanced.
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The Tea is excellent. Its an authentic and tasty Matcha tea. As soon as you open it your hit with that distinct strong fragrance and bright green color. The container is smaller than i anticipated but I should have paid closer attention to the information on the listing. I recommend this tea but it is expensive. However, after trying several brands this has been my favorite.
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After trying several different types of matcha, I can say that Ippodo Matcha is higher quality tea. I would recommended this brand to a friend.
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This is a superb matcha green tea well packaged enclosed in tin foil. I highly suggest you use a sifter as I have encountered some minor clumping issues when adding directly to my matcha bowl. The taste is without bitterness or astringency, but it’s very hard to differentiate between lower priced matcha’s.
I generally experience an increase in energy and focus with matcha, but with this brand I have experience more stress reduction than energy. My only explanation is that it must be because of the high quality and L-Theanine content. I could not afford to drink this every day; but as a once a week Sunday treat when I want to sit and calmly reflect. For daily tea drinking I will continue to drink Encha which is another very high quality brand of matcha green tea.
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Expensive experiment. It is kind of tasty and you get used to the flavor eventually but I have not managed to make a non bitter batch and for $30+ dollars I think it's a rather expensive thing to try out and not be totally stoked on. I have been putting it in my smoothies in the morning so I can get all the health benefits and antioxidants without the bitter taste. The color is beautiful bright green, and compared to the other Matchas I've seen this one definitely it looks very alive and pure. It's a high grade product just very difficult to make properly
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