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Rich & Robust

Ummon - 20g

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$30

Ummon has a powerful umami, deep emerald green color, and sweet aroma. This matcha is a treat to be savored.

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" × 2.1" × 2"
Net weight0.7 oz (20 g)

For decades Ummon has been one of the richest, most full-forced matcha blends in our selection. Our blending and tasting team members have shared their personal tasting comments on this tea below.

“Overall, Ummon is a friendly, accessible matcha. It has a pleasant taste that envelops your palate, from the sweetness and umami at first sip, to the moment you arrive at the aftertaste.

Since Ummon is so universally well-liked, I will prepare it for family, friends, and just about anyone else. Whatever the situation, I recommend preparing it a little on the strong side so that you can feel its full impact.”
President Watanabe, 7th generation

“Ummon has an abundant, rich fragrance at its core, and its bright umami feels strong. This is not a reserved nor a light tasting matcha. Its umami is balanced by a not-unpleasant astringency that you feel as it goes down.”
Chairman Watanabe, 6th generation

“The quality that defines Ummon best is the richness of its flavor. Among our matcha, it is the top representative of the richness and bright fragrance that make the classic Ippodo character. The rich sensation comes through in its umami taste, not in astringency nor bitterness.

This is a matcha I feel comfortable preparing for and drinking with tea connoisseurs.”
Mr. Yagi (Chief)

“Ummon’s color has a strong blue tinge. Its fragrance has just the right level of strength, and it has the classic Ippodo character. Its sweetness and umami are full, and it leaves a powerful impression that continues through the aftertaste.

Since it has such a strong presence, you can enjoy it as either koicha (thick matcha), usucha (thin matcha), or both. Given its full sweetness and umami and its long finish, I like to enjoy it in a lot of different scenarios. However, if I had to choose, my favorite is to enjoy it at teatime paired with sweets.”
Mr. Miyata

Ways to Prepare

The standard matcha whisking method, made to be a normal, liquid consistency. We recommend drinking usucha at teatime for an energetic boost. It goes well with chocolate, cakes, and other confections, Western or Japanese.

1. Sift matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
Sifting matcha through Ippodo Chakoshi tea strainer into cream ceramic tea bowl using Chashaku bamboo tea ladle
Sifting matcha through Ippodo Chakoshi tea strainer into cream ceramic tea bowl using Chashaku bamboo tea ladle
Usucha (Thin Matcha)
Thin Matcha
1. Sift matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
2. Add hot water
60 mL (2 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Pour boiling water into a teacup to cool it to 80C°, then pour into tea bowl.
Pouring hot water from white porcelain teacup into cream ceramic tea bowl containing vibrant green sifted matcha
Pouring hot water from white porcelain teacup into cream ceramic tea bowl containing vibrant green sifted matcha
Usucha (Thin Matcha)
Thin Matcha
2. Add hot water
60 mL (2 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Pour boiling water into a teacup to cool it to 80C°, then pour into tea bowl.
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
Whisking vibrant green matcha tea in ceramic tea bowl using Chasen bamboo whisk with zigzag
Whisking vibrant green matcha tea in ceramic tea bowl using Chasen bamboo whisk with zigzag
Usucha (Thin Matcha)
Thin Matcha
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.

Matcha made into a powerfully rich, thick paste using less water and more matcha powder per serving. Taking the time to sift the matcha powder produces thick and creamy koicha. Discover the amazing bounty of nature and the strength of the tea leaves.

1. Sift matcha
4 g (0.14 oz)
3 heaping tea ladles or 2 level teaspoons of matcha into a mug or bowl.
Sifting matcha through Ippodo Chakoshi tea strainer into cream ceramic tea bowl using Chashaku bamboo tea ladle
Sifting matcha through Ippodo Chakoshi tea strainer into cream ceramic tea bowl using Chashaku bamboo tea ladle
Koicha (Thick Matcha)
Thick Matcha
1. Sift matcha
4 g (0.14 oz)
3 heaping tea ladles or 2 level teaspoons of matcha into a mug or bowl.
2. 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.
Pouring hot water from white porcelain teacup into cream ceramic tea bowl containing vibrant green sifted matcha
Pouring hot water from white porcelain teacup into cream ceramic tea bowl containing vibrant green sifted matcha
Koicha (Thick Matcha)
Thick Matcha
2. 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.
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Mix slowly for 15 seconds moving back and forth.
Whisking dark green thick matcha in tea bowl using Chasen bamboo whisk and overlaid directions arrows along sides of bowl
Whisking dark green thick matcha in tea bowl using Chasen bamboo whisk and overlaid directions arrows along sides of bowl
Koicha (Thick Matcha)
Thick Matcha
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Mix slowly for 15 seconds moving back and forth.

Our usucha recipe over ice. Preparing matcha with hot water and cooling it rapidly lets you taste the full delight of matcha. A drink to enjoy during the hot summer months or whenever you want to feel refreshed.

1. Sift matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
Sifting matcha through Ippodo Chakoshi tea strainer into cream ceramic teacup with handle using Chashaku bamboo tea ladle
Sifting matcha through Ippodo Chakoshi tea strainer into cream ceramic teacup with handle using Chashaku bamboo tea ladle
Iced Matcha
Cold & Refreshing
1. Sift matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
2. Add hot water
60 mL (2 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Pour boiling water into a teacup to cool it to 80C°, then pour into tea bowl.
Pouring hot water from white porcelain teacup into cream ceramic tea bowl containing vibrant green sifted matcha
Pouring hot water from white porcelain teacup into cream ceramic tea bowl containing vibrant green sifted matcha
Iced Matcha
Cold & Refreshing
2. Add hot water
60 mL (2 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Pour boiling water into a teacup to cool it to 80C°, then pour into tea bowl.
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
Whisking vibrant green matcha tea in ceramic tea bowl using Chasen bamboo whisk with zigzag
Whisking vibrant green matcha tea in ceramic tea bowl using Chasen bamboo whisk with zigzag
Iced Matcha
Cold & Refreshing
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
4. Add ice
1-2 ice cubes
Add ice, mix slightly, and it's ready!
Holding clear ice cub with bamboo tongs and placing it in vibrant green matcha tea base in cream ceramic Japanese teacup
Holding clear ice cub with bamboo tongs and placing it in vibrant green matcha tea base in cream ceramic Japanese teacup
Iced Matcha
Cold & Refreshing
4. Add ice
1-2 ice cubes
Add ice, mix slightly, and it's ready!

Whisking matcha with cold or chilled water brings out a strong sweetness. Try making cold-whisked matcha for your next teatime. Dried fruit and confectionery go well with the delicate sweetness in this recipe.

1. Sift matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
Sifting matcha through Ippodo Chakoshi tea strainer into glass bowl using Chashaku bamboo tea ladle
Sifting matcha through Ippodo Chakoshi tea strainer into glass bowl using Chashaku bamboo tea ladle
Cold-whisked Matcha
Pronounced Sweetness
1. Sift matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
2. Add cold water
60 mL (2 oz) 5°C (40°F)
Chill water with ice and strain before use.
Pouring cold water from glass pitcher into glass bowl containing vibrant green sifted matcha
Pouring cold water from glass pitcher into glass bowl containing vibrant green sifted matcha
Cold-whisked Matcha
Pronounced Sweetness
2. Add cold water
60 mL (2 oz) 5°C (40°F)
Chill water with ice and strain before use.
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
Whisking vibrant green matcha tea in ceramic tea bowl using Chasen bamboo whisk
Whisking vibrant green matcha tea in ceramic tea bowl using Chasen bamboo whisk
Cold-whisked Matcha
Pronounced Sweetness
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
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