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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

Fresh green teaConsume quickly
The best before date is 180 days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
Serving sizeUsucha: 2 g (1 tsp.)
Size 2.1" x 2.1" x 2"
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

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

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Francesca G. (United States)
The best Matcha Tea

I've tried a few different Matchas from Ippodo. All are good but once I tried the Sayaka I tasted a major difference. I like to make Matcha Lattes with Oat milk no sweetners and I will occasionally have it as itself just with water. It is the best flavor. It's earthy and well rounded and compared to others I've tried, it is of superior quality.

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Brittany (United States)
Beautiful introduction to traditional matcha

This purchase was my first high grade matcha experience. I am not a matcha aficionado, but it was worlds better than other (cheaper) matcha powders I've tried. It has a wonderful balance of sweet, umami, and boldness. I can see why they recommend it for beginners. I prepare it usucha style and it has become a regular part of my mornings!

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Yu-Hsin L. (United States)
Smooth!

Very intense yet smooth flavor, perfect for lattes!

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Rena (United States)
My favorite matcha of all time!

I used to love coffee, but it started to worsen my anxiety so I switched over to matcha. I find that sipping on a cup of matcha throughout the day gives me sustained energy levels and I never feel an afternoon crash. I am also very picky about my matcha - there are a lot of brands that actually make me nauseous when I drink matcha + water on an empty stomach. Ippodo tea is so high quality - it has wonderful flavor and goes down so easily! I love how there is so much product in each tin. Definitely going to be ordering this for years :)

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Bart H.J. (United States)
This matcha gives me life

I quit drinking coffee in Sept 2020 and finding ippodo matcha was a game changer. This is smooth yet strong, and gets me going without all the anxiety coffee was giving me

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