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Sayaka - 40g
Rich & Smooth

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.

Specifications

Best before
Best before180 days
The best before date is 180 days days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
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Serving sizeUsucha: 2g (1 tsp.)
Koicha: 4g (2 tsp.)
size
Size 2.1" x 2.1" x 2.6"
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Net weight1.4 oz (40g)

Taste notes

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)
1. Sift Matcha
leaf 2g (0.07oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon
2. Add hot water
temp 80°C (176°F)
drop 60 ml (2 oz)
First pour water into teacup to cool it to 80°C, then pour into tea bowl.
3. Whisk
clock 15 sec
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
Koicha (thick matcha)
1. Sift Matcha
leaf 4g (0.14oz)
3 heaping tea ladles or 2 level teaspoons
2. Add hot water
temp 80°C (176°F)
drop 30 ml (1 oz)
Cool boiling water in teacup, then pour into bowl, just covering matcha powder.
3. Whisk
clock 15 sec
Mix slowly for 15 seconds moving back and forth.
Matcha latte
1. Sift Matcha
leaf 2g (0.07oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoons
2. Add hot water
temp 80°C (176°F)
drop 100 ml (3.4 oz)
First pour water into teacup to cool it to 80°C, then pour into tea bowl.
3. Whisk
clock 15 sec
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
4. Add milk
drop 100 ml (3.4 oz)
Pour warm or foamed milk into mug.

Customer Reviews

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B
B.k.
Delicious

Top notch fast delivery bought to help with managing diabetes in just 5 days my sugar is down an average of 30 points

J
J.G.I.F.
Delicious

Fresh and delicious matcha with oat milk.

T
T.J.
Rich, Smooth, and Earthy

This is my first matcha and I like it! Sayaka has a nice, rich, earthy flavor. Just a hint of bitterness. My order arrived sooner than I expected it to. I’m looking forward to trying other Ippodo matchas. The tin it comes in is really cool.

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Anonymous

Great matcha for every day! Excellent quality!

E
E.P.
A delicious way to wake up!

This is a great matcha for every day use. Hot or cold. It's smooth and clean, not as rich as some of the others. Just the slightest hint of bitterness, like their description says. If you're new to matcha and want the authentic experience, this is a great one to start with.