Medium & Balanced

Tsukikage - 20g

$17

Available only in autumn, Tsukikage has a pleasant balance of umami and subtle sharpness.

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.)
Koicha: 4 g (2 tsp.)
Size 2.1" × 1.7" × 3.7"
Net weight0.7 oz (20 g)

Note: Available from September to late November, depending on supply.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
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Ashley (United States)
Lovely

Lovely medium bodied matcha. Ippodo has the best mixes

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george p. (United States)
Unique Taste

Totally satisfied with taste and quality

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Michael M. (United States)
One of my Favorite Matcha's!

This is a great Matcha. Maybe even my favorite Ippodo Matcha. The price is incredible for the quality. After trying the first box, I immediately ordered 3 more of the same Tsukikage variety. Smooth, not too bitter, very fragrant.

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E.A.T (United States)
A great starter matcha

This matcha is a nice way to transition into Fall. It’s nutty and soft. Very smooth with negligible astringency. Personally, I prefer a bolder taste, but it’s a great pick for those new to matcha and the Ippodo brand,

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Sarah M. (United States)
Such a treat!

I buy all my matcha from Ippodo Tea and I love that they offer seasonals. Its just such a treat to include a seasonal in my order and discover how different matchas can taste. This one is very bright, a bit more delicate and toasted smelling when preparing. A great one even if you have never had matcha.