Tsukikage (Autumn Exclusive) - 20g
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Koicha: 4 g (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.
Ways to Prepare
This blend makes a wonderful matcha latte- the perfect balance of umami and astringency - subtle, with neither the milk nor matcha overpowering the other. Drinking some of this while eating apple slices gives me visions of fall foliage.
Liked this matcha so much so I bought 4 more. It's also affordable comparing other matcha of ippodo
Received quickly! Please develop competition for White2Tea’s monthly unique tea club. They have 2 months of my money. I have no tea.
Restrained and subtle. Relatively low umami (at least compared to some of the more robust matchas I drink). I disagree with the manufacturer reference of “sweetness”, I find it quite dry.
It has a lovely delicacy I find beguiling and easy to drink daily (more forthright matchas can be tiresome if you have too much of them).