Tsukikage (Autumn Exclusive) - 20g
Koicha: 4g (2 tsp.)
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.
How to prepare
Usucha (thin matcha)
Koicha (thick matcha)
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I’m a sucker for anything seasonal and I am currently really enjoying this tea. I may be imagining it but it seems to whisk foamier, which I love. Slightly earthy and balanced taste.
Perfectly balanced, a new favorite of mine now.
Great tea would order again
I found it slightly too bitter and earthy for every day use, but works very nicely after a meal to "reset" the palate and mind, just like espresso! My partner however loves this one more than my favourite matchas, so to each their own!
Can’t wait to try another seasonal matcha! I have been very satisfied with it