Sayaka-no-mukashi - 40g
|Shelf life||180 days|
|Serving size||Usucha: 2g (1 tsp.)|
Koicha: 4g (2 tsp.)
|Size||2.1" x 2.1" x 2.6"|
|Net weight||1.4 oz|
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.
I like really well-balanced matcha: in my view that's a matcha that's not too earthy, not too astringent, with a really balanced umami-sweet profile, and yet loses none of it's "matcha" flavour. I found I could brew this matcha with slightly more powder than the instructions specify, at a hot temp (80-90 C), and it was really delightful. Will consider buying again next time I order from Ippodo!
This has been one of the best matcha blends for everyday ise, especially for making usucha!
My favorite matcha
This matcha is of very great quality, the vest I have ever had so far. Will definitely repurchase again!
Perfect balance, my favorite matcha
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