Very smooth matcha with little to no bitterness. Great with milk and with or without sweetener!
This is worth $18? Not even SS mesh for the screen? Machca gets into the crevices between the mesh and the metal and is difficult to wipe out. Would not recommend since cannot be raised out given the clinginess of the macho. A simple screen without the can is a better solution.
This set is just beautiful. It includes a starter tin of tea, a stainless steel strainer and cup of high quality, a whisk and stand and a lovely wooden measurer. All impeccably made and beautifully packaged. My wife got this idea from a cookbook written by Eric Ripert and i am so glad she did. It is the perfect pick me up in the afternoon and very easy to prepare. I am very happy with the kit and the high quality of the items.
Even though I am not a first time matcha drinker, I wanted to try Sayaka. WOW the color is absolutely beautiful and the taste is so smooth and delicious. There is something about making my matcha at home versus going to a coffee shop that might not have high grade matcha.
This is an absolutely delicious Matcha. Very deep green and has a beautiful aroma. I don't taste any bitterness and I like my matcha strong (three big scoops). I detect a slight hint of 'celery' in the dry powder but that is not evident in the flavor. I was surprised at how much I love this matcha and request that it be offered again (please).
I love this matcha. It’s so luscious and perfectly balanced with umami. I get very light grassy notes almost floral but not quite, followed by an earthy umami. It envelopes the mouth and dances on the tastebuds before softly fading away.. leaving you craving another sip! I’m just starting to get into matcha and realizing it’s a very sensual experience. I love starting my morning with this newly adopted ritual.
I've been drinking this sencha for years. From time to time I think I should try something else but I always come back to it. Excellent taste and quality like other teas from Ippodo.
My first Gyokuro, to me 1st steep was dark and vegetal, very clean with no bitterness or astringency, by the 3-4th steep it more resembled green tea flavors I’m accustomed to. Overall a pleasant tea (I’m curious to try others now) if not slightly overpriced for what it is imo
One of the first matcha i’ve bought from ippodo and i am not disappointed, great for beginners and even experienced matcha drinkers.
I bought this after buying one of the smaller / special edition matchas. Wanted something more everyday (aka a little less pricey) and was recommended this one. Its really great & smooth. I make it with some milk and water and look forward to it every morning when I wake up :)
Bought this high end ceremonial matcha and used it in both: just with hot water as matcha green tea and as matcha latte. As just matcha tea (added hot water only), i still could not get the wow effect.... nothing special. I was expecting a WOW richness and fragrance matcha tea; but didn't get that taste. As matcha latte, it's better. In any case, will buy a few level lower grade matcha to compare (A & B).
I've been enjoying green tea for years, and decided to dip my toes into matcha with this kit. After plenty of research, Ippodo came up again and again. After a week of using this kit the quality and beauty of the pieces cannot be understated, to say nothing of the tea itself, which is delicious. I look forward to continuing to explore matcha using Ippodo, this kit has cemented them as a go-to for quality.
I drink matcha almost every day. This matcha gives me that clean energetic feeling with no crash. I’ve also lost weight by drinking matcha with non dairy milk (sometimes a bit of grass fed cream). I’m full until late afternoon and feel healthier.
I was born in Japan and am very particular about my tea. This is my go-to tea.