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Picture of Matcha Holiday Set Picture of Side by side comparison of color of Ikuyo, Horai and Ummon matcha green tea in powder form on small plates and brewed as tea Picture of Sealed boxes of three Japanese Ippodo Tea matchas included in set alongside samples of each sprinkled loose on small plates Picture of Collection of two ornate tins of Ummon and Horai matcha beside one larger peach colored box of Ikuyo matcha green tea powder
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Matcha Holiday Set

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To match the season, our blending team chose these matchas for a special set to share and enjoy over the holidays. This set is a one-time release with a limited quantity available at a special price.

As matcha in the regular Ippodo collection, Ikuyo, Horai, and Ummon are blended to have a consistent character and are available throughout the year.

Update: The first release of this set was popular, and we ran out of stock faster than anticipated. We have updated the set by changing the 20g tin of Ummon to the 40g size.

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.)
Net weight3.2 oz (90 g)

Note: This offer is exclusive to our online store Ippodotea.com. The three matchas will be shipped in their regular packaging, separately, as in a regular order. We selected these three for a seasonal promotional set, offered at a special price.

  • Ummon - 40g tin
  • Horai - 20g tin
  • Ikuyo - 30g box

Ummon has a powerful, complex character. On first sip, it’s punchy and eye-opening. Then, the aftertaste develops with expanding layers of robust umami and lingering richness. A strong introduction to the highest end of Ippodo matcha blends.

Horai is full-bodied, but also approachable. Its taste is highlighted by rich umami, which is balanced by a hint of crisp astringency. This matcha (which is also the same matcha powder as Sayaka) is our usual recommendation for those trying Ippodo matcha for the first time.

Ikuyo is a medium-rich matcha blend. Its pleasant astringency and soft umami are present in equal proportion, giving it a well-balanced taste. We often recommend Ikuyo as a matcha for those who like to make lattes.

Serve these matchas side-by-side for a comparison, or enjoy each one at a time. We suggest pairing it with gingerbread cookies, cakes, and any favorite holiday desserts.

When serving guests, our Matcha Bowl With Spout is convenient for whisking a large batch of matcha to pour into cups.

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.

An easy recipe for preparing at home to enjoy with breakfast or as a snack. One part matcha with one part frothed, warm milk makes for a cozy drinking experience - especially on colder days. Adjust the amount of milk to suit your preference.

1. Sift matcha
3 g (0.11 oz)
3 heaping tea ladles or 1.5 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
Matcha Latte
Matcha & Milk
1. Sift matcha
3 g (0.11 oz)
3 heaping tea ladles or 1.5 level teaspoon.
2. Add hot water
90 mL (3.04 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 colored shallow ceramic mug containing vibrant green sifted matcha
Pouring hot water from white porcelain teacup into cream colored shallow ceramic mug containing vibrant green sifted matcha
Matcha Latte
Matcha & Milk
2. Add hot water
90 mL (3.04 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 green matcha base in teacup with handle using Chasen bamboo whisk and overlaid directions arrows along sides of bowl
Whisking green matcha base in teacup with handle using Chasen bamboo whisk and overlaid directions arrows along sides of bowl
Matcha Latte
Matcha & Milk
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
4. Add milk
100 mL (3.4 oz)
Pour warm or foamed milk into mug.
Pouring foamy frothed milk from silver pitcher into concentrated green matcha tea latte base in short beige ceramic mug
Pouring foamy frothed milk from silver pitcher into concentrated green matcha tea latte base in short beige ceramic mug
Matcha Latte
Matcha & Milk
4. Add milk
100 mL (3.4 oz)
Pour warm or foamed milk into mug.
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