We recommend Sayaka-no-mukashi for your first taste of Ippodo matcha, as it is a subtle balance of matcha's natural umami flavor with a touch of astringency.
Characterized by its rich aroma, full-bodied mellow sweetness, and vivid green color, matcha is a favorite among tea lovers in Japan. Ground from shade-cultivated tea leaves, matcha is rich in theanine -- an amino acid responsible for matcha's umami (translates to “savory deliciousness” and is also known as the fifth taste). Generally, the higher the grade, the richer the umami taste.
Family brought of some matcha from trip to Japan. Loved the quality and texture. Wanted more and found Ippodo online. Easy to navigate website and order. Placed the order and it arrived within 10 days in great condition. Needless to say, the tea was as amazing as I had previously experienced it.
LOVE this MATCHA TEA!
Was good plain and I loved it with frothed oat milk and maple syrup
20G container of Sayaka-no-mukashi, well-recommended as a "first" matcha. Best price, color, taste combination. If you like this one, I would recommend the 40G container for every-day consumption.
Perfect matcha, beautiful color and wonderful aroma. Love it.
Great flavor, color. Well recommended as a starter for people just learning to enjoy matcha.
Ippodo Matcha - Rich - Sayaka-no-mukashi (40g)
The best taste and so smooth . I never had Match as good as this one, I wish it was cheaper or more in quantity