Rich & Lush

Kanza - 20g

C$2,668

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.

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.)
Size 2.1" × 2.1" × 2"
Net weight0.7 oz (20 g)

Note: Kanza is available year-round. It is produced in small quantities, and we may sell out occasionally.

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.”
President Watanabe, 7th generation

“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.”
Chairman Watanabe, 6th generation

“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.”
Mr. Yagi (Chief)

“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.”
Mr. Miyata

Ways to Prepare

Sift matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
Usucha
Thin Matcha
Sift matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
Add hot water
60 mL (2 oz) 80°C (176°F)
First pour water into teacup to cool it to 80C°, then pour into tea bowl.
Usucha
Thin Matcha
Add hot water
60 mL (2 oz) 80°C (176°F)
First pour water into teacup to cool it to 80C°, then pour into tea bowl.
Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
Usucha
Thin Matcha
Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
Sift matcha
4 g (0.14 oz)
3 heaping tea ladles or 2 level teaspoons of matcha into a mug or bowl.
Koicha
Thick Matcha
Sift matcha
4 g (0.14 oz)
3 heaping tea ladles or 2 level teaspoons of matcha into a mug or bowl.
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.
Koicha
Thick Matcha
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.
Whisk
15 seconds
Mix slowly for 15 seconds moving back and forth.
Koicha
Thick Matcha
Whisk
15 seconds
Mix slowly for 15 seconds moving back and forth.
Sift matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
Iced Matcha
Cold & Refreshing
Sift matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
Add hot water
60 mL (2 oz) 80°C (176°F)
First pour water into teacup to cool it to 80C°, then pour into tea bowl.
Iced Matcha
Cold & Refreshing
Add hot water
60 mL (2 oz) 80°C (176°F)
First pour water into teacup to cool it to 80C°, then pour into tea bowl.
Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
Iced Matcha
Cold & Refreshing
Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
Add ice
1-2 ice cubes
Add ice, mix slightly, and it's ready!
Iced Matcha
Cold & Refreshing
Add ice
1-2 ice cubes
Add ice, mix slightly, and it's ready!
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Customer Reviews

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Olivia (United States)
Smooth and creamy

As a long time matcha lover, I love trying any new high quality matcha I can get my hands on. Kanza is surprisingly smooth and even creamy, yet still full bodied and rich with umami. This may not be my go to every day, but it is a matcha I love to savor and linger over.

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lisa h. (United States)
Amazing Matcha

I just can't say enough good things about this Matcha. I have been drinking Matcha forever and I have finally found the absolute best. Bright vibrant green, silky smooth powder with NO lumps. The taste is divine. I'm a customer for life. ♥️♥️♥️

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Sylvester W. (United States)
Kanza

Thank you very much for the one of the best Macha available around the North America . Absolutely fine Japanese Quality. It tastes the same as the one you can get in Kyoto, nothing more to add, just one of the many products that the Land of Cherry Blossoms can boast, and in particular the heart of Japan, Kyoyo. Each time you visit Kyoto, it becomes imperative to drink this delicious tea, not only for its taste but also for its health effects. Known from time immemorial and adored by the Samorai. I'm glad you can buy it here on the spot. Exquisite product .
Highly recommended, it's worth the money. Very good service and a good selection for everyone.
Best regards
Sylvester

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Thomas A. (Panama)
Wonderful fragrance

Very rich, great Unami and fragrance.

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Charles F. (United States)
Delicious and High Quality Matcha

Vibrant green with a creamy and rich flavor. Perfect for a nice morning treat on a cold winter day.