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Picture of Brand new unopened ornate tin of premium Kanza matcha by Ippodo Tea with Japanese characters and gold flowers leafs on label Picture of Vivid green matcha powder on artisan silver tin plate beside ornate Japanese can of Ippodo Kanza on grey background Picture of Verdant deep green thick Kanza premium koicha Japanese matcha in dark speckled bowl held with two hands above wooden table Picture of Vivid green smooth thick koicha Ippodo premium Kanza Matcha sticking to sides of tilted black artisan-made ceramic tea bowl
Rich & Lush

Kanza - 20g

(12)
755 kr

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

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.

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.

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 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
Iced Matcha
Cold & Refreshing
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
Iced Matcha
Cold & Refreshing
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
Iced Matcha
Cold & Refreshing
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
4. Add ice
1-2 ice cubes
Add ice, mix slightly, and it's ready!
Holding clear ice cub with bamboo tongs and placing it in vibrant green matcha tea base in cream ceramic Japanese teacup
Holding clear ice cub with bamboo tongs and placing it in vibrant green matcha tea base in cream ceramic Japanese teacup
Iced Matcha
Cold & Refreshing
4. Add ice
1-2 ice cubes
Add ice, mix slightly, and it's ready!

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.

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 glass bowl using Chashaku bamboo tea ladle
Sifting matcha through Ippodo Chakoshi tea strainer into glass bowl using Chashaku bamboo tea ladle
Cold-whisked Matcha
Pronounced Sweetness
1. Sift matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
2. Add cold water
60 mL (2 oz) 5°C (40°F)
Chill water with ice and strain before use.
Pouring cold water from glass pitcher into glass bowl containing vibrant green sifted matcha
Pouring cold water from glass pitcher into glass bowl containing vibrant green sifted matcha
Cold-whisked Matcha
Pronounced Sweetness
2. Add cold water
60 mL (2 oz) 5°C (40°F)
Chill water with ice and strain before use.
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
Whisking vibrant green matcha tea in ceramic tea bowl using Chasen bamboo whisk
Cold-whisked Matcha
Pronounced Sweetness
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
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