Hajime-no-Ippodo Matcha Starter Kit
Hajime-no-Ippodo Matcha Starter Kit

All you need to prepare matcha exccept the hot water

Hajime-no-Ippodo Matcha Starter Kit

¥7,000

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All you need to start preparing matcha! It makes a wonderful gift!

We created this matcha starter kit in response to feedback from customers who wanted to share with their friends and family the joy of drinking matcha, and were looking for an easy way to get them set up with everything they needed to do so. This set helps to dispel the idea that matcha is hard to prepare because it requires special utensils. It’s not really hard at all.

Make matcha part of your life. A minimal matcha set just right for newcomers.

The kit contains the minimal items required to start enjoying matcha—a tea bowl, whisk, and Matcha To-Go Packets. It’s an extremely simple set that allows you to prepare matcha. All you need to add is the hot water.

October 1, 2023 marks roughly two decades since we launched the Hajime-no-Ippodo Matcha Starter Kit. We’ve kept the original idea behind it the same, but updated how it looks and the items inside. 

Matcha can quickly lose its flavour once the package has been opened. In order to help make matcha’s rich flavour last longer, we include ten individually packaged Matcha To-Go Packets

Delicious matcha! Savour matcha at your own pace.

How do Ippodo staff use it?

This set makes a wonderful gift for newcomers to matcha or friends overseas.

  • Everything fits perfectly in the box

    The packaging reflects the minimal nature of the matcha kit. The beige paper box is very simply designed, with the top showing the Japanese for “Hajime-no-Ippodo” written in brush strokes and the Ippodo logo in foil embossing. And it provides basic cushioning, so it makes a good souvenir and can be easily carried around.

  • Matcha stays fresh longer

    Matcha can quickly lose its flavour once the package has been opened. In order to help make matcha’s rich flavour last longer, we include ten individually packaged Matcha To-Go Packets, each enough for a single serving. Each packet contains 2 grams, so no measuring is required.

  • How to prepare and care for the matcha

    The included guide explains the basic way to prepare matcha using Matcha To-Go Packets, as well as other ways to enjoy matcha. You can select your favourite way, or change things up by choosing another way that suits your mood or the confections you’re having. Think of all the time you’re going to have enjoying matcha!

  • Simple hakeme tea bowl

    The chawan (tea bowl) is the perfect size for drinking matcha. It has a cream colour that highlights the vibrant green colour of matcha and has attractive hakeme-style brushstroke patterns on the outside. Its simple design fits well in any dining setting. Use it to enjoy matcha together with either Japanese or Western confections.

Specs
  • Hajime-no-Ippodo Matcha Starter Kit
  • Box size : W22.6×D16.9×H10.9cm
  • Contents :
    - 80-tip Chasen (bamboo whisk) (made in Korea)
    - Chawan (tea bowl) (made in Japan)
    - Matcha To-Go Packets (2g x 10 packets / Shelf Life: 180 days)
    - Leaflet: A bilingual Japanese-English guide to preparing matcha and using the utensils.
    - Dishwasher safe?: Yes (Only the chawan)
    -Dishwashing detergent OK?: Yes (Only the chawan)
    - Bleach OK?: No
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