Tsukikage (Autumn Exclusive) - 20g
Koicha: 4g (2 tsp.)
The moon is at its most beautiful in autumn, and for ages Japanese poets have written of the moon as a symbol of this season. Tsukikage – our autumn-exclusive matcha – is named after the light of the moon.
When you prepare Tsukikage, the first thing you notice is its clear, fresh aroma and beautiful vibrant color. Once you take a sip, the matcha's initial sharpness is soon joined by layers of sweetness and umami. Its medium, balanced character is delightful for just about any tea drinker, and this is one of our most popular releases. Brisk autumn afternoons call for matcha paired with sweets, cookies, and desserts, and Tsukikage is the perfect matcha for the situation.
As koicha, this matcha’s nuances are much more prominent, and you can fully appreciate its balance of umami, astringency, and fragrance. In a matcha latte, its mild astringency pairs well with the milk, producing a softer drink with more umami than our lighter blends.
We designed Tsukikage’s package with autumn in mind. Flowers of the tea plant—which blooms in October in Kyoto—are drawn on a deep brown backdrop. We often suggest this tea for any small gift giving occasions this season.
Available from September to late November, depending on supply.
How to prepare
Usucha (thin matcha)
Koicha (thick matcha)
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Restrained and subtle. Relatively low umami (at least compared to some of the more robust matchas I drink). I disagree with the manufacturer reference of “sweetness”, I find it quite dry.
It has a lovely delicacy I find beguiling and easy to drink daily (more forthright matchas can be tiresome if you have too much of them).
It’s a bit bitter for my taste but it’s good quality, just not my taste. It smells delicious though.
So fresh and good aroma!
I am new to matcha but have been trying many varieties from store bought to popular online in search of the umami. This was very full flavored and shot to the top of my list. I have had shoin also which is just as lovely and a little less strong. I would recommend Ippodo and their matcha as umami good.
I love this special matcha. I make a matcha latte every morning and this one is perfect for the fall season. Using Malk plant based unsweetened almond milk with a hint of vanilla has been my go to with this matcha. Ippodo has the best matcha teas and I have become a loyal customer.