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Category: Matcha

Obukucha, Japanese New Year’s Good Luck Tea

Obukucha  大福茶  is a Kyoto tradition that can actually be a few different kinds of tea. Whatever exactly, it is…

Matcha Lessons: Ippodo Tea Kitano no mukashi

Kitano-no-mukashi is one of Ippodo Tea Co.’s matcha for koicha, “thick” tea, and available exclusively in Kyoto.

Marukyu Koyamaen’s Limited Edition “Temple” Matcha

Towards the end of 2018, Marukyu Koyamaen released limited editions of Ittekisui (Kin), Mannen no Midori, and Jōkō matcha. Favorites…

Lessons in Matcha 9: Marukyu Koyamaen Haru Kasumi

Spring, nature’s awakening, rising temperatures – and in Japan, the spring mist in the mountains for which Haru Kasumi matcha…

Matcha Lessons: Marukyu Koyamaen Yugen Matcha

Even “cheap” matcha comes in different qualities, becomes more or less noticeable… and Yugen matcha from Marukyu Koyamaen is a…

Lessons in Matcha 8: Marukyu Koyamaen Choan

Only Tenju would still be a higher quality. Aside from that, Choan is at the very top of the matcha…

Lessons in Matcha 7: Ippodo Tea (Spring) Nodoka Matcha

The Nodoka matcha from Ippodo Tea Co., named after the Japanese word for “peace” or “serenity,” is a special spring…

Lessons in Matcha 6: Ippodo Tea Aoyama-no-shiro

Another cheaper – in fact, the cheapest – matcha from Ippodo, a good matcha to wake up, like a shot…

Lessons in Matcha 5: Ippodo Tea Musubi-no-shiro

Ippodo is a good source of matcha – and of a bit of insight into a special aspect of matcha,…

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