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Tsukikage (Autumn Exclusive) - 20g

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Available only in autumn, Tsukikage has a pleasant balance of umami and subtle sharpness.

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: 2 g (1 tsp.)
Koicha: 4 g (2 tsp.)
size
Size 2.1" x 1.7" x 3.7"
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Net weight0.7 oz (20 g)

Taste Notes

The moon is at its most beautiful in autumn, and for ages Japanese poets have written of the moon as a symbol of this season. Tsukikage – our autumn-exclusive matcha – is named after the light of the moon.

When you prepare Tsukikage, the first thing you notice is its clear, fresh aroma and beautiful vibrant color. Once you take a sip, the matcha's initial sharpness is soon joined by layers of sweetness and umami. Its medium, balanced character is delightful for just about any tea drinker, and this is one of our most popular releases. Brisk autumn afternoons call for matcha paired with sweets, cookies, and desserts, and Tsukikage is the perfect matcha for the situation.

As koicha, this matcha’s nuances are much more prominent, and you can fully appreciate its balance of umami, astringency, and fragrance. In a matcha latte, its mild astringency pairs well with the milk, producing a softer drink with more umami than our lighter blends.

We designed Tsukikage’s package with autumn in mind. Flowers of the tea plant—which blooms in October in Kyoto—are drawn on a deep brown backdrop. We often suggest this tea for any small gift giving occasions this season.

Available from September to late November, depending on supply.

Ways to Prepare

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