Horai-no-mukashi - 20g
|Best before date||180 days from packaging|
|Serving size||Usucha: 2g (1 tsp.)|
|Size||2.1" x 2.1" x 2"|
|Net weight||0.7 oz|
We recommend Horai-no-mukashi for your first taste of Ippodo matcha, as it is a subtle balance of matcha's natural umami flavor with a touch of astringency.
Characterized by its rich aroma, full-bodied mellow sweetness, and vivid green color, matcha is a favorite among tea lovers in Japan. Ground from shade-cultivated tea leaves, matcha is rich in theanine -- an amino acid responsible for matcha's umami (translates to “savory deliciousness” and is also known as the fifth taste). Generally, the higher the grade, the richer the umami taste.
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I love the taste of this matcha. Nice and smooth and not overwhelmingly bitter. I would definitely order this matcha again!
I had been planning to purchase my matcha from Grace&Green, whose matcha I had purchased before and enjoyed. However, they are not currently shipping to the US due to the virus, so I decided to try Ippodo instead. I'm glad I did! Ippodo's matcha is very mellow, with no bitterness that I can detect. It whisks up beautifully as long as you make sure to use a mesh strainer.
Compared to Ippodo, Grace&Green's luxury matcha is brighter and has a stronger flavor overall, but it does have a slight bitterness to it. Their matcha powder does not require sifting, and is also organic (this particular Ippodo matcha is not). I think they are both great, the flavor is simply a matter of personal preference.
I am new to this grade of matcha (always buy from coffee shops etc) but it’s delicious! And a fun process to make. I make mine as a latte with nut milks. Shipping is seriously lighting speed, which is a huge plus since I live in Hawaii. Can’t wait to try more!
This is the best matcha I’ve tried! Clearly very high quality and a nice balance of astringent flavor and sweetness.
Love the flavor of this matcha! So elegant and earthy thank you! Very quick shipping too!
I love this tea. Drink it every day. Shipping was also lightning quick.
Wow! This was my first time ordering from Ippodo and I wasn’t sure which to choose. Thankfully, I was able to chat with someone on their website-wish I remembered his name-this person was so helpful and guided me based on my taste preferences. Delivery was pretty quick, given our current circumstances. The matcha is delicious! Smooth, no bitter aftertaste, slightly sweet but still that green, earthy matcha taste. Very happy with this and I will be ordering from Ippodo again.
As an alternative to hot, We are serving this matcha over ice with oat milk and vanilla extracts.
My favorite matcha!
I love your matcha! It is ALWAYS beautiful, consistent, pure!