The standard matcha whisking method, made to be a normal, liquid consistency.
New Year's Matcha 2024 (Tatsu-mukashi) - 20g
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A special release matcha with beautiful clarity and depth.
Koicha: 4 g (2 tsp.)
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
Matcha made into a powerfully rich, thick paste using less water and more matcha powder per serving.
Whisking matcha with cold or chilled water brings out a strong sweetness.