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.
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.
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Yummy for sure!! :D
Tastes just as matcha should! not bitter, very smooth & earthy.
I've been getting my matcha from stores in town and this one does NOT taste anything like those. It is absolutely delicious. It has just a hint of sweetness that rounds out the flavor. I am so disappointed that it took me this long to find a good matcha powder. I can't wait to try more!
Worth the price IMO - You get what you pay for in this case. I've used it on it's own and in lattes and both are great. Would highly recommend Sayaka for people who are are new to matcha. You don't have to be a matcha expert to notice a huge difference in the quality of this tea compared to others.