Seiun - 40g
|Best before date||180 days from packaging|
|Serving size||Usucha: 2g (1 tsp.)|
Koicha: 4g (2 tsp.)
|Size||2.1" x 2.1" x 2.6"|
|Net weight||1.4 oz|
For the matcha connoisseur with a discerning taste, Seiun is an excellent choice. Rich in umami, it has a distinct fragrance and aftertaste that linger pleasantly in the throat. Seiun is also an excellent choice as a koicha.
Characterized by its rich aroma, full-bodied mellow sweetness, and vivid green color, matcha is a favorite among tea lovers in Japan. Ground from shade-cultivated tea leaves, matcha is rich in theanine -- an amino acid responsible for matcha's umami (translates to “savory deliciousness” and is also known as the fifth taste). Generally, the higher the grade, the richer the umami taste.
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I have been a Japanese green tea aficionado for a long time, and drink it daily. This matcha is the perfect blend of sweetness and umami. I visited the Ippodo shop in Tokyo last summer, and was delighted by Seiun. I will continue drinking it for a long time. Much of the matcha available in the U.S. is nowhere near as good as this.
I ordered Seiun as my first Ippodo matcha. I was looking for something bold in umami flavor with earthy background notes. I've had a lot of different matchas from Japan and the U.S. The U.S. matcha only proved to be bitter, flavorless, or both. I was ecstatic when I found this brand from Kyoto and even more excited that they had a U.S. site for faster delivery! When my Seiun arrived, it was in a beautiful tin. Opened it up and was greeted with a vibrant green color - one that I've never seen in matcha powder before! Everything I was looking for in a matcha was finally in front of me.
I did not make this traditionally, as I've been hooked on matcha lattes lately, so I used more matcha for each drink than the next person would if drinking it traditionally. I drank this nearly every day for almost a month and just ran out. I'm immediately back for more!
SO delicious, highly recommend!
This is my second foray into the Ippodo line. Previously, I'd only tried the wakamatsu-no-mukashi, which was the flavor profile I expected for this one. However, this is a much sweeter matcha without the sometimes overpowering flavor of savory matchas. As a thicker usucha (a little thinner) it has tremendous complexity and incredibly smooth. I'm moving on to the next 3 "richer" matchas when I'm done with this can, yet I will definitely be buying a can of Seiun whenever I'm in need of a good koicha grade matcha. The price point is excellent and shipping incredibly quick. So glad there's a US shop now, it beats having to ship orders from Japan!
I started with the recommended for first timer matcha and thought it was good. This second purchase of Seiun is even better! It tastes more rounded and a bit less bitter. Color is beautiful green as always.
Highly recommended for matcha lovers. This has replaced my morning coffee.