New Year's Matcha 2024 (Tatsu-mukashi) - 20g
New Year's Matcha 2024 (Tatsu-mukashi) - 20g New Year's Matcha 2024 (Tatsu-mukashi) - 20g New Year's Matcha 2024 (Tatsu-mukashi) - 20g New Year's Matcha 2024 (Tatsu-mukashi) - 20g New Year's Matcha 2024 (Tatsu-mukashi) - 20g
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New Year's Matcha 2024 (Tatsu-mukashi) - 20g

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A special release matcha with beautiful clarity and depth.

Shelf lifeConsume quickly
The best before date is 180 days from when it is freshly packaged in Japan. For the best experience, consume within around one month of opening.
Serving sizeUsucha: 2 g (1 tsp.)
Koicha: 4 g (2 tsp.)
Size 2.1" × 2.1" × 2"
Net weight0.7 oz (20 g)

Note: Available early December to mid-January, while supplies last.

New Year’s Matcha is a limited release only available in winter. We blend it to have a round, plentiful character that is comforting at the holidays and at New Year’s. Even on the gloomiest winter day, enjoying this matcha leaves us feeling fully refreshed and invigorated, ready to stride into the new year.

The release for 2024, Tatsu-mukashi, is unique in its beautiful clarity. Its taste is billowy, and its umami blossoms right from the first sip. Given its plentiful character and barely-there astringency, we recommend it to new matcha drinkers and fans alike.

We recommend preparing this matcha straight with water as koicha or usucha, to experience its deep fragrance, purity, and beautiful clarity. For matcha fans, try preparing it with a little less water than you typically use, as a more-concentrated recipe highlights its rich character nicely.

New Year’s is the most important holiday in Japan, and drinking matcha is a part of the celebrations. Traditionally, this New Year’s Matcha is used in the first tea ceremony of the year (hatsugama). More casually, families will sit down at home with a bowl of matcha during their holiday together, enjoying the warmth of each other’s company. Beyond these traditions, this is an accessible matcha for personal enjoyment, and it makes for a thoughtful gift.

In celebration of 2024, the Year of the Dragon, this special label depicts a dragon soaring though the sky with Mt. Fuji in the background. We hope this cute design will add to the delight of your New Year’s festivities and matcha moments this winter.

* The meaning of the name Tatsu-mukashi: Tatsu means “dragon” in Japanese.

Ways to Prepare

The standard matcha whisking method, made to be a normal, liquid consistency.

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)
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 80°C, 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)
2. Add hot water
60 mL (2 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Pour boiling water into a teacup to cool it to 80°C, 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)
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.

Matcha made into a rich, thick paste by using less water and more matcha powder per serving.

1. Sift matcha
4 g (0.14 oz)
3 heaping tea ladles or 2 level teaspoons.
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)
1. Sift matcha
4 g (0.14 oz)
3 heaping tea ladles or 2 level teaspoons.
2. Add hot water
30 mL (1 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Cool boiling water to 80°C 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)
2. Add hot water
30 mL (1 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Cool boiling water to 80°C 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)
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Mix slowly for 15 seconds moving back and forth.

Whisking matcha with cold or chilled water brings out a strong sweetness.

1. Sift matcha
2 g (0.07 oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
Sifting green Ippodo matcha powder through stainless steel tea strainer with bamboo tea ladel into glass bowl on white table
Sifting green Ippodo matcha powder through stainless steel tea strainer with bamboo tea ladel into glass bowl on white table
Cold-Whisked Matcha
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 water from glass carafe into glass bowl of ultra fine powder sifted Ippodo Tea Co. matcha green tea powder
Pouring water from glass carafe into glass bowl of ultra fine powder sifted Ippodo Tea Co. matcha green tea powder
Cold-Whisked Matcha
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 Japanese matcha green tea in glass bowl on white table with 80-tip bamboo chasen whisk by Ippodo Tea
Whisking Japanese matcha green tea in glass bowl on white table with 80-tip bamboo chasen whisk by Ippodo Tea
Cold-Whisked Matcha
3. Whisk
15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
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