Ippodo's Finest Matcha
Ground from shade-cultivated tea leaves, matcha is rich in theanine-an amino acid responsible for matcha's full-bodied mellow sweetness. In Japan, there is a special name for this taste: umami. Generally, the higher the grade, the richer the umami taste.
Characterized by its rich aroma, full-bodied mellow sweetness, and vivid green color, matcha is a favorite among tea lovers in Japan. Invigorating and full of nutrients, matcha is the perfect drink to rejuvenate your mind and body. It tastes best when served with sweets.
For the most discerning of matcha connoisseurs, we recommend Ummon-no-mukashi. Rich in umami, it is the highest quality tea amongst the Ippodo matchas. This matcha is especially recommended if you want to really experience the characteristic full-bodied yet mellow sweetness of matcha. To appreciate its flavor and aroma to the full, we recommend that you prepare this tea as a thicker koicha.
This matcha was named by Zabosai Sosho XVI, the grand master of the Ura-Senke family of tea masters.