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.
Kanza - 20g
Kanza is the highest-ranking matcha in our lineup. Its beautifully strong fragrance, unwavering umami, clean aftertaste, and silky character are unparalleled in our collection.
Koicha: 4 g (2 tsp.)
Mirui - a word used by tea professionals in Japan to describe the ultra-young, tender, and delicate character of certain high-class teas.
Kanza is the newest addition to our matcha offering. After receiving feedback from fans of our full-bodied matcha blends, our master blenders prepared this blend to be the most luscious matcha in our lineup. They have shared their personal tasting comments on this tea below.
“In Kanza you can enjoy a strong and rich umami, with an aftertaste that has remarkable
depth. It reminds me of an excellent full-bodied red wine. I will reach for Kanza when I want to have a silent
moment alone with my thoughts. Its lush character deserves quiet attention and focus.”
“Both Kanza’s fragrance and flavor are unequivocally powerful. From the first moment you take
a sip to the end of the finish, it has a strong, unwavering umami, and no astringency. But make no mistake; it
is not at all light-bodied.”
“Typical of a top class matcha, Kanza has a tender, mirui character, which is balanced
by its bright fragrance. I can tell it has been painstakingly, carefully shaded, from its umami, which is
neither fluffy nor sharp-edged, and from its fragrance, which is in a class of its own.”
“Its color is deep blue and vivid. Its fragrance has a distinct sweet note, and I felt it represents the classic Ippodo character overall. Its sweetness and umami are strong, and it has a clean aftertaste, with the mirui character of a matcha of this caliber.
Kanza is a matcha I want to relax and take my time with. Prepare it by using a just-warm temperature water, to
bring out its top class sweetness and umami. Or, choose to use a hotter temperature water to emphasize its
remarkable fragrance. This will produce a cleaner, crisper taste that I can recommend just as well.”
Ways to Prepare
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.
Our usucha recipe over ice. Preparing matcha with hot water and cooling it rapidly lets you taste the full delight of matcha. A drink to enjoy during the hot summer months or whenever you want to feel refreshed.
Whisking matcha with cold or chilled water brings out a strong sweetness. Try making cold-whisked matcha for your next teatime. Dried fruit and confectionery go well with the delicate sweetness in this recipe.