Ippodo Matcha Tea
Located in the heart of Kyoto, Ippodo Tea Co. has been providing the highest quality Japanese green tea for nearly 3 centuries.
Characterized by its rich aroma, full-bodied mellow sweetness, and vivid green color, matcha is a favorite among tea lovers in Japan. Ground from shade-cultivated tea leaves, matcha is rich in theanine -- an amino acid responsible for matcha's umami (translates to “savory deliciousness” and is also known as the fifth taste).
2 varieties of matcha tea are currently available:
Ippodo: Kinmo No Mukashi (20g) $20 (Standard grade)
Ippodo: Hourai No Mukashi (20g) $29 (Higher grade)
Ippodo: Ikyuyo No Mukashi (40g) $38 is the same matcha as Ippodo: Kinmo No Mukashi, but double the quantity.
Horai-no-mukashi is recommended for your first taste of Ippodo matcha, as it is a subtle balance of matcha's natural umami flavor with a touch of astringency.
Kimmo-no-mukashi is a matcha with just enough umami to represent the true character of matcha. It also tastes delightful when used to make matcha lattes!
Please note that all food and teas are final sale.