New Year’s matcha arrives on Nishura East from Ippodo! Why not to try this seasonal tea!
Ippodo has been producing green tea and matcha tea in Kyoto since 1717, and is one of the most respected tea makers in Japan. They have teahouses across Japan and in New York. They not only sell top quality tea, but are also very active in communicating great stories and flavours of tea and tea culture around the world.
Ippodo’s New Year’s Matcha for 2024, Tatsu Mukashi has fantastic umami and sweetness with practically no bitterness. It can be enjoyed as both usucha and koicha to experience its deep fragrance, pure umami, and full-bodied aftertaste.
This matcha is seasonal, and once it has sold out it will not be restocked!
How to Make Perfect Matcha:
We recommend you use not quite boiling water, around 80°C works well.
If you are using a chashaku (a Japanese bamboo teaspoon) we recommend 2 scoops, or 1 scoop from an ordinary teaspoon (approx. 1.5g)
Add 2 scoops of matcha powder to your tea bowl or cup.
Pour around 70ml of not quite boiling water into the tea bowl.
Whisk the matcha with a chasen (Japanese bamboo whisk) or a small whisk, for about 15 seconds until smooth.
Relax and enjoy!