Sayaka - 40g
Our recommendation for people new to our matcha, Sayaka is a more light-hearted, smooth tea in the rich category. Its sweetness and umami are accompanied by a hint of bitterness.
Koicha: 4g (2 tsp.)
We recommend Sayaka for your first taste of Ippodo matcha, as it is a smooth blend with umami and just a hint of astringency. Try this matcha as koicha to experience the full depth and nuances of its character. As usucha, Sayaka is an accessible tea to serve to beginners and connoisseurs alike at teatime. For matcha lattes, we usually recommend a medium-to-light category matcha with more astringency, but some will choose Sayaka for its bright color, umami, and soft astringency.
How to prepare
Usucha (thin matcha)
Koicha (thick matcha)
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
This blend has a great taste and is very strong!
I have tried my fair share of Matcha powder, and this one by far works the best for iced. The flavor doesn’t get watered down and it whisks well after adding ice cubes.
This is good matcha, not very astringent and has decent umami flavors. Maybe this is the best choice if you want to make usacha every day and want to cut down costs, but if you’re making it every few days or so, I would splurge and get the ummon. The difference is pretty noticeable and the splurge is worth it for the occasional treat. In my other days I would use a lighter matcha to make a latte or a more diluted shaken drink, still trying to decide which one to stick with for this but the horai is too rich for it. I’m glad I tried it but I don’t see a good fit for it in any of my matcha routines
Easy to drink.