This tea has a very nice flavour indeed. When brewed it has that nice golden yellowish colour, clean, and it is a subtle and well balanced tea with a lovely after taste that lingers. Well worth trying!
Gyokuro is my favorite! This type of green tea has little hint of sweetness. I keep the box in my office. It’s always my go-to when I don’t feel like drinking coffee for some of the mornings, or for a heavy work load afternoon. ;)
This is my favorite Ippodo Tea. It has a bright and strong flavor that lasts for several steeps. I served it often to friends and family and it never lets me down.
I love green tea and my absolute favorite is matcha. Yes, this brand is expensive but worth every penny if all you want to do is relax with a warm tasty drink (plus making it at home is no more expensive than buying a to-go cup of mediocre bagged tea from a coffee shop). The stronger the matcha flavor the better, in my view, and this is very strong, which means it probably isn't best for matcha newbies. The vibrant green color is evidence of this tea's quality and taste. Highly recommend!
I’m a sucker for anything seasonal and I am currently really enjoying this tea. I may be imagining it but it seems to whisk foamier, which I love. Slightly earthy and balanced taste.
My sister loves using Hatsu for her matcha lattes. They end up tasting much better than those from even the higher end cafes in town. I was so surprised by the quality considering this is Ippodo's most affordable variety of matcha. Great for any college student who is studying from home during the pandemic.
I always buy tea when I’m traveling in Japan but when I’m in the states Ippodo hojicha is definitely my favorite. I drink it all day long both hot & cold.
The set is everything you need, and with the deluxe version, you get such a pretty bowl. If you are new to matcha, this gets you started on the right foot, the only thing I wish it included was a tea cloth. Also, it’s missing care instructions. Besides that, the matcha itself is unbelievably delicious.
This was my first tea from Ippodo and I'm really pleased -- the taste is very light and astringent. I drink it several times a day so I've adjusted the parameters slightly to make it last longer. I will repurchase in the future and would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a high-quality daily sencha.
I am not a matcha expert but I love the taste and wanted to have an option of making it at home. This is such a delicious and true flavour of matcha. Easily dissolves into water and has a rich enough flavour to make a latte with just milk added.
This is my second order of matcha tea, and after taking their quiz I was recommended this variety. It is amazing! I use it for matcha lattes, and this one it perfect!
I first experienced hojicha at a wagashi shop in Gion during fall. The roasted but calming aroma of the hojicha enveloped me and this feeling of warmth still vividly remains in my memory. Ippodo’s hojicha is probably one of the best roasted green teas you can find in the world and I highly recommend it.
I’m a huge hojicha fan and decided to gift myself this stems hojicha. I love the deep, rich flavor it has and I am enjoying it immensely. Such high quality!
I use this matcha for smoothies and lattes. It is definitely high quality and just beautiful to experience.
The matcha flavor was good, but it was just wayyy to sweet. I thought it was just my personal preference but my entire family also thinks so too. Had to mix other matcha into the uji in order to make it ok. Take note this is a guy that often likes to order 30% sugar for milk teas at boba places
Exceptional! My husband is from Japan and he agrees that this is excellent matcha - dark green color and rich, earthy taste. We have tried many matcha brands over the years and this is our current favorite!
I’ve been looking for a good quality matcha for a while now. I’ve been trying from different brands and I have to say, this is by far my favorite. I look forward to making my matcha every morning now!