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Rich & Smooth

Horai - 20g

Our recommendation for people new to our matcha, Horai is a more light-hearted, smooth tea in the rich category. Its sweetness and umami are accompanied by a hint of bitterness.

Specifications

Best before
Best before180 days
The best before date is 180 days days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
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Serving sizeUsucha: 2 g (1 tsp.)
size
Size 2.1" x 2.1" x 2"
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Net weight0.7 oz (20 g)

Taste notes

We recommend Horai for your first taste of Ippodo matcha, as it is a smooth blend with umami and just a hint of astringency. Try this matcha as koicha to experience the full depth and nuances of its character. As usucha, Horai is an accessible tea to serve to beginners and connoisseurs alike at teatime. For matcha lattes, we usually recommend a medium-to-light category matcha with more astringency, but some will choose Horai, for its bright color, umami, and soft astringency.

Ways to prepare

Usucha
Thin matcha
1. Sift Matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon
2. Add hot water
80°C (176°F)
60 mL (2 oz)
First pour water into teacup to cool it to 80°C, then pour into tea bowl.
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
Koicha
Thick matcha
1. Sift Matcha
4 g (0.14 oz)
3 heaping tea ladles or 2 level teaspoons
2. Add hot water
80°C (176°F)
30 mL (1 oz)
Cool boiling water in teacup, then pour into bowl, just covering matcha powder.
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Mix slowly for 15 seconds moving back and forth.
Matcha latte
Matcha & milk
1. Sift Matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoons
2. Add hot water
80°C (176°F)
100 ml (3.4 oz)
First pour water into teacup to cool it to 80°C, then pour into tea bowl.
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
4. Add milk
100 ml (3.4 oz)
Pour warm or foamed milk into mug.
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Customer Reviews

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N.N.
Delicious Matcha Latte

Product shipped quickly and is exactly as described. Purchased Sayaka to make matcha lattes and it does not disappoint. I look forward to my morning matcha every day, so will definitely buy again and recommend to others.

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B.K.
Best matcha of all time!

I am very picky with my Matcha, this did not disappoint! Though the amount is small, very little is needed and it is very flavorful. I will definitely be a loyal customer from here on out.

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E.L.
Sayaka 40g

Containers were much smaller than anticipated. However, the flavor and pleasure from the tea was also much larger than anticipated. I will definitely be buying more in the future. I can see these cans lasting for awhile, simply because not much is needed (barely a teaspoon) to get the full experience of the tea. Furthermore, the energy received from such a small amount is clean, long lasting, and has no discernible crash. So glad to have found such an exceptional tea!

G
G.G.
Pleases all the senses

Vibrant green color, grassy aroma & creamy texture. Foams beautifully with the chasen. A daily treat to myself!

J
J.W.
Revitalizing

Delicious, high quality matcha!
Will purchase again

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