Hatsu - 40g
Astringent but not overwhelming, Hatsu is a good choice for simple everyday drinking, baking, lattes, and other uses.
Hatsu is the lightest character blend in our regular matcha lineup. Its taste is highlighted by astringency and a short aftertaste, and it has a refreshingly sharp personality when prepared straight as usucha. With a soft green color, it can also be a smart choice for people who enjoy using matcha in baking or in making lattes.
How to prepare
Usucha (thin matcha)
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I really enjoyed this in my latte, considering the price, and actually prefer this to the wakaki. It's more bitter but the milk balances it out nicely and the matcha taste is very strong. The wakaki had a sharp taste that I wasn't expecting and didn't enjoy, and this was a clean matcha taste.
I Use Hatsu for Lattes and it is a good introduction into non supermarket matcha. Especially good with Oat Milk
I had just finished a tin of matcha from Amazon, about $35 for 40 grams. It was super meh, I could barely taste the matcha. I ordered this afterwards, hearing great things about Ippodo matcha. I was not disappointed! Even though this is their cheapest matcha, the quality is clearly so much better than the one I ordered from Amazon. It is a gentle matcha, not overpowering, perfect for daily lattes. This is a great starting off point if you want to try the quality of this brand. I'm looking forward to trying the other matcha types in the near future!
My sister loves using Hatsu for her matcha lattes. They end up tasting much better than those from even the higher end cafes in town. I was so surprised by the quality considering this is Ippodo's most affordable variety of matcha. Great for any college student who is studying from home during the pandemic.