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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 before180 days
The best before date is 180 days days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
Serving sizeUsucha: 2 g (1 tsp.)
Koicha: 4 g (2 tsp.)
Size 2.1" x 1.7" x 3.7"
Net weight0.7 oz (20 g)

Note: Available from September to late November, depending on supply.

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.

Ways to Prepare

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

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Jennifer (United States)
I’ve purchased 5 of these so far!

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.

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Tal (Israel)
Balanced

Liked this matcha so much so I bought 4 more. It's also affordable comparing other matcha of ippodo

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ET (United States)
Autumn Flavor

Lovely matcha!

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Edward A. (United States)
Ippodo Rocks!

Received quickly! Please develop competition for White2Tea’s monthly unique tea club. They have 2 months of my money. I have no tea.

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Jim L. (United States)
Subtle

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).

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