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New Year's Matcha (Ushi-mukashi) - 20g

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A special release matcha with a luscious fragrance and a smooth taste.

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 2.1" x 2"
Net weight0.7 oz (20 g)

Note: Available December 1st to January 15th, while supplies last

Taste Notes

Our Special New Year’s Matcha release for 2021, Ushi-mukashi, features a remarkable sweet fragrance that fills the room as soon as you start to prepare it. Its flavor is mellow, with plentiful sweetness and umami blossoming through the finish. A high grade matcha blend, its vibrant color fits with the celebratory New Year's season.

We recommend preparing this matcha straight with water as koicha or usucha, to experience its deep fragrance, pure umami, and full-bodied aftertaste.

A Matcha Specially Released for New Year’s

New Year’s is the most important holiday in Japan, and drinking matcha is a part of the celebrations. Traditionally, this New Year’s Matcha is used in the first tea ceremony of the year (hatsugama). In the home, families will sit down with a bowl of matcha during their holiday together, enjoying the warmth of each other’s company. Beyond these traditions, this is a great matcha for casual personal enjoyment, or as a thoughtful gift.

Year of the Ox label

In celebration of 2021, the Year of the Ox, this special label depicts a mild-mannered ox taking a break. We hope this cute design will add to the delight of New Year’s and winter festivities.

*Ushi means “ox” or “cow” in Japanese, and this is the meaning of the name Ushi-mukashi.

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.
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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.
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Rachel (United States)

Fantastic matcha. I wish this was a permanent addition to the Ippodo line. I almost prefer it to the Ummon, which is my usual go-to.

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Kim (United States)
So tasty!

This tea is so smooth and delicious. A perfect New Year's tradition!

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Alex s. (United States)
Sweet taste!

I have never tasted this tea before, but it is delicious! Pretty green color. Very good tea. 100%

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Jeffrey H. (United States)

Delicious

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Catherine S. (United States)

You have the most delicious matcha!

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