Kyoto Ippodo Authentic Matcha Green Tea Sayakano-Mukashi 40g (Japan Import)
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- Matcha Green Tea "Sayakano-Mukashi" 40g
- Ippodo is a green tea specialized shop/manufacturer in Kyoto, founded in 1717.
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
best matcha tea I have tried so far. You will need a strainer with this one.Published 1 month ago by Milos
simply great because of freshness and the natural umami flavor of this matcha! Clumping but super fresh, after sifting it is very easy foaming and with great flavor and aroma.Published 2 months ago by Mengyu Hu
Ippodo is an outstanding tea merchant, and no surprise their matcha is the best you can buy.Published 6 months ago by Donna M. Stewart
Arrived in a timely fashion. Was as expected. Will order again. Thank you.Published 6 months ago by Laurie S.
Wow, this is the real deal. I bought this stuff and couldn't understand a thing on the label, but boy does it taste good! Read morePublished 8 months ago by K.T.T.