The standard matcha whisking method, made to be a normal, liquid consistency.
Blender's Choice: Soothing Set
For this set, our blenders chose two teas of different categories – matcha and gyokuro – but of similar soothing flavor profiles. Take time for a break with these teas during the busy holiday season. This is a one-time release with a limited quantity available at a special price.
Gyokuro: 10 g (2 tsp.)
1.4 oz (Sayaka)
- Sayaka - 40g tin
- Kanro Gyokuro - 50g bag
We recommend this set for those who prefer to avoid astringent, brisk, eye-opening tastes. It includes one matcha, Sayaka, and one gyokuro green tea, Kanro.
If you like the soothing, rich taste of Sayaka, we think you’ll like the misty, evergreen energy of Kanro. Each is great at a much-needed tea break during the hectic holiday season.
Matcha and gyokuro are actually closely related, as both are grown under the shade before harvest. This growing method reduces the astringency in the tea leaf and in the cup. And, this is what gives both teas in this set their characteristic soothing, calming taste.
What separates matcha from gyokuro is the format. While matcha is a powdered tea that is typically made by mixing with water, gyokuro is a loose leaf green tea that is best enjoyed by brewing in a teapot.
Sayaka is a full-bodied, but approachable matcha. Its smooth character makes this one of our top-recommended matchas for beginners or for those trying Ippodo for the first time.
Kanro is a green tea with a soft texture and minimal astringency. Its soothing taste reminds us of a misty evergreen forest or ocean spray.
Ways to Prepare
Matcha made into a powerfully rich, thick paste using less water and more matcha powder per serving.
Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf gyokuro. Brew a cup when you feel you need a change of pace.