The standard matcha whisking method, made to be a normal, liquid consistency.
Ummon - 20g
Ummon has a powerful umami, deep emerald green color, and sweet aroma. This matcha is a treat to be savored.
Koicha: 4 g (2 tsp.)
For decades Ummon has been one of the richest, most full-forced matcha blends in our selection. Our blending and tasting team members have shared their personal tasting comments on this tea below.
“Overall, Ummon is a friendly, accessible matcha. It has a pleasant taste that envelops your palate, from the sweetness and umami at first sip, to the moment you arrive at the aftertaste.
Since Ummon is so universally well-liked, I will prepare it for family, friends, and just about anyone else.
Whatever the situation, I recommend preparing it a little on the strong side so that you can feel its full
“Ummon has an abundant, rich fragrance at its core, and its bright umami feels strong. This
is not a reserved nor a light tasting matcha. Its umami is balanced by a not-unpleasant astringency that you
feel as it goes down.”
“The quality that defines Ummon best is the richness of its flavor. Among our matcha, it is the top representative of the richness and bright fragrance that make the classic Ippodo character. The rich sensation comes through in its umami taste, not in astringency nor bitterness.
This is a matcha I feel comfortable preparing for and drinking with tea connoisseurs.”
“Ummon’s color has a strong blue tinge. Its fragrance has just the right level of strength, and it has the classic Ippodo character. Its sweetness and umami are full, and it leaves a powerful impression that continues through the aftertaste.
Since it has such a strong presence, you can enjoy it as either koicha (thick matcha), usucha (thin matcha), or
both. Given its full sweetness and umami and its long finish, I like to enjoy it in a lot of different
scenarios. However, if I had to choose, my favorite is to enjoy it at teatime paired with sweets.”
Ways to Prepare
Matcha made into a powerfully rich, thick paste using less water and more matcha powder per serving.
Our usucha recipe over ice. Preparing matcha with hot water and cooling it rapidly lets you taste the full delight of matcha.
Whisking matcha with cold or chilled water brings out a strong sweetness.