CEREMONIAL MATCHA ON IKKYU

what is matcha ?

Matcha (抹茶) is a delicious powdered green tea made from shaded leaves that provide higher levels of theanine. The taste is elegantly sweet and it creates a relaxing feeling for your body and mind. The powder dissolves in hot water so all of the nutrients are ingested including those not water soluble such as vitamin A, protein, vitamin E, minerals, dietary fibers. Its unique characteristics make it a prized beverage for centuries in Japan.

Japanese people have been enjoying matcha for centuries during the Tea Ceremony. The quality of your cup depends on how you prepare it. To get started, you’ll need some key accessories like a chawan (matcha bowl), chashaku (bamboo scoop), a chasen (matcha whisk), and kusenaoshi (chasen holder). We carry handmade chasen made in Takayama, Nara prefecture, with 100% Japanese bamboo! If you’re new to matcha, check out our video below!

  • AYAKO
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    Premium Matcha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    40G / 1.41OZ
    An aromatic, premium ceremonial matcha. Perfectly balanced, its intense umami gives it an unforgettable full-bodied and creamy flavor.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    17 US$
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  • MATSUKO
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    High-Grade Matcha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    40G / 1.41OZ
    Ceremonial grade organic matcha with a creamy mouthfeel with notes of artichoke, moss, and fresh cut grass, with hints of toasted hazelnut.
    PLAIN BAG :
    18 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    20 US$
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  • MIYUKI
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    Premium Matcha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    40G / 1.41OZ
    A premium and exceptional ceremonial-grade organic matcha. A must-have for all matcha lovers. Perfectly balanced, low-key astringency and packed with umami, this first-flush matcha is a pure delight.
    PLAIN BAG :
    28 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    32 US$
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  • MIZUHO
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    Premium Sencha and Matcha Blend
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    Yes
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A refreshing blend of premium organic sencha (first harvest) and organic matcha. With its vibrant color, it's what you need for summer.
    PLAIN BAG :
    16 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    19 US$
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  • ITARU
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    Competition Matcha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    20G / 0.7OZ
    A rare and exceptional competition-grade matcha, extra sweet and fragrant, umami rich and with high levels of caffeines and theanine.
    $47
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  • TSUYOSHI
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    Premium Matcha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    20G / 0.7OZ
    An outstanding premium matcha, packed with caffeine and theanine for maximum focus and energy. Sweet and fragrant with a touch of bitterness.
    $38
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HOW to prepare matcha ?

Tea instructor Yuka san and IKKYU team member Jana prepare together a bowl of delicious premium matcha from Yame. They share with you tips and key points to whisk the perfect sweet and healthy matcha.

You will also learn the name of the different utensils and how to properly use  and take care of them. Storing your Matcha is also a key point covered in this full feature video. Have a look and enjoy this moment with a tea instructor directly from Japan translated for you !

 

 

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