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Hatsu - 40g
Light & Astringent

Hatsu - 40g

Astringent but not overwhelming, Hatsu is a good choice for simple everyday drinking, baking, lattes, and other uses.

Specifications

Best before
Best before180 days
The best before date is 180 days days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
ss
Serving sizeUsucha: 2g (1 tsp.)
size
Size 2" x 2" x 2.6"
nw
Net weight1.4 oz (40g)

Taste notes

Hatsu is the lightest character blend in our regular matcha lineup. Its taste is highlighted by astringency and a short aftertaste, and it has a refreshingly sharp personality when prepared straight as usucha. With a soft green color, it can also be a smart choice for people who enjoy using matcha in baking or in making lattes.

How to prepare

Usucha (thin matcha)
1. Sift Matcha
leaf 2g (0.07oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoons
2. Add hot water
temp 80°C (176°F)
drop 60 ml (2 oz)
First pour water into teacup to cool it to 80°C, then pour into tea bowl.
3. Whisk
clock 15 sec
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
Matcha latte
1. Sift Matcha
leaf 2g (0.07oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoons
2. Add hot water
temp 80°C (176°F)
drop 100 ml (3.4 oz)
First pour water into teacup to cool it to 80°C, then pour into tea bowl.
3. Whisk
clock 15 sec
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
4. Add milk
drop 100 ml (3.4 oz)
Pour warm or foamed milk into mug.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
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Very good for the price

I really enjoyed this in my latte, considering the price, and actually prefer this to the wakaki. It's more bitter but the milk balances it out nicely and the matcha taste is very strong. The wakaki had a sharp taste that I wasn't expecting and didn't enjoy, and this was a clean matcha taste.

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E.
Best of the best

Amazing matcha!

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A.
Great For Lattes

I Use Hatsu for Lattes and it is a good introduction into non supermarket matcha. Especially good with Oat Milk

S
S.
Amazing matcha at great value

I had just finished a tin of matcha from Amazon, about $35 for 40 grams. It was super meh, I could barely taste the matcha. I ordered this afterwards, hearing great things about Ippodo matcha. I was not disappointed! Even though this is their cheapest matcha, the quality is clearly so much better than the one I ordered from Amazon. It is a gentle matcha, not overpowering, perfect for daily lattes. This is a great starting off point if you want to try the quality of this brand. I'm looking forward to trying the other matcha types in the near future!

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K.
Great value and great 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.