We're thrilled to present ICHIKO—a fragrant, premium ceremonial-grade matcha from Sonogi (Nagasaki) crafted with Tsuyuhikari and Sae midori cultivars.
Before whisking ICHIKO, enjoy its emerald-green powder, its lightly sweet aroma boasting nutty and floral notes. Then to prepare, use 80C/176F water and 2g of powder to brew a silky, smooth matcha with hints of roasted almonds, flower notes, and robust umami. Its light astringency accentuates its sweet flavor.
Nakayama san, along with 3 tea producers, has blazed a path in Sonogi's tea industry by creating the first Sonogi-grown and made matcha. Hand-in-hand with a ceremonial-grade matcha master from Uji, they've created a unique matcha of Sonogi terroir.
InformationNet Weight: 40gHarvest: 2023Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Higashi-SonogiQuality and type: Premium Matcha Organic: No Cultivars: Sae midori, Tsuyuhikari Conservation: 8 months unopened Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening
|Tea for 2 2g / 0.07 oz|
|Water70ml / ~ 2.36 fl oz|
|Temperature80C / 176F|
The tea factory of Nakayama family has been in operations for 70 years in Higashi Sonogi. Their tea fields cover about 600 ha. The Nakayama family is strongly committed in favour of practicing an environment-friendly agriculture.To preserve their land and its soil, they use only organic fertilisers that they prepare themselves. To fight against a failing domestic demand for green tea, the Nakayama family works hard to improve communication and build partnerships with other tea farmers as well as actors in other industries. Nakayama san, along with 3 tea producers, has blazed a path in Sonogi's tea industry by creating the first Sonogi-grown and made matcha. Hand-in-hand with a ceremonial-grade matcha master from Uji, they've created a unique matcha of Sonogi terroir.
What Customers say
This tastes great and exactly what you would expect from the website description (lightly floral). One of my new favorites for sure!
An invigorating matcha. I've discovered that it is best brewed hot and thick. (Often I prefer matcha that is more diluted than traditional usucha, at temperatures around 75C.) This brings out the vegetal sweetness in the aroma, as well as a whiff of sea air. Both of these scents are also present in the empty cup, along with a wonderful fruity note — green perfume.