Kanza - 20g
Kanza is the highest-ranking matcha in our lineup. Its beautifully strong fragrance, unwavering umami, clean aftertaste, and silky character are unparalleled in our collection.
Koicha: 4 g (2 tsp.)
Mirui - a word used by tea professionals in Japan to describe the ultra-young, tender, and delicate character of certain high-class teas.
Kanza is exclusively available to our USA and Canadian customers. After hearing from passionate fans of our rich character matcha blends, our master blenders have carefully prepared this blend to be the highest grade matcha in our lineup. They have shared their personal tasting comments on this tea below.
“In Kanza you can enjoy a strong and rich umami, with an aftertaste that has remarkable
depth. It reminds me of an excellent full-bodied red wine. I will reach for Kanza when I want to have a silent
moment alone with my thoughts. Its lush character deserves quiet attention and focus.”
“Both Kanza’s fragrance and flavor are unequivocally powerful. From the first moment you take
a sip to the end of the finish, it has a strong, unwavering umami, and no astringency. But make no mistake; it
is not at all light-bodied.”
“Typical of a top class matcha, Kanza has a tender, mirui character, which is balanced
by its bright fragrance. I can tell it has been painstakingly, carefully shaded, from its umami, which is
neither fluffy nor sharp-edged, and from its fragrance, which is in a class of its own.”
“Its color is deep blue and vivid. Its fragrance has a distinct sweet note, and I felt it represents the classic Ippodo character overall. Its sweetness and umami are strong, and it has a clean aftertaste, with the mirui character of a matcha of this caliber.
Kanza is a matcha I want to relax and take my time with. Prepare it by using a just-warm temperature water, to
bring out its top class sweetness and umami. Or, choose to use a hotter temperature water to emphasize its
remarkable fragrance. This will produce a cleaner, crisper taste that I can recommend just as well.”
Ways to Prepare
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Thank you very much for the one of the best Macha available around the North America . Absolutely fine Japanese Quality. It tastes the same as the one you can get in Kyoto, nothing more to add, just one of the many products that the Land of Cherry Blossoms can boast, and in particular the heart of Japan, Kyoyo. Each time you visit Kyoto, it becomes imperative to drink this delicious tea, not only for its taste but also for its health effects. Known from time immemorial and adored by the Samorai. I'm glad you can buy it here on the spot. Exquisite product .
Highly recommended, it's worth the money. Very good service and a good selection for everyone.
Very rich, great Unami and fragrance.
Vibrant green with a creamy and rich flavor. Perfect for a nice morning treat on a cold winter day.
I very much enjoyed Kanza! It has a robust taste that lingers after you finish the bowl. I would definitely buy this matcha again!
I’ve always been a fan of green tea, but it has taken me so long to get into drinking matcha. However, I am so pleased with Kanza matcha! This was my first round of Ippodo matcha, and I have to say- I am very impressed. The texture of the matcha is so smooth, and lush like the description says. It’s beautifully green and very high in quality. Yes, it is expensive, but to any daily green tea drinkers out there, this is a perfect way to start your morning! I highly recommend Kanza.