All you need to start preparing matcha! It makes a great gift for people making a new start in life!

This matcha starter kit puts all the basic essentials required for making matcha part of your daily life in one box—except the hot water. It includes our Special Spring Matcha Nodoka, in an attractive package with a spring motif. Spring is the season for embarking on new things in Japan, and this is the perfect set for beginning to make matcha part of your life.

This tea goes exceedingly well with sweet Japanese confections and Western sweets. Autumn is the time when crops ripen and trees produce their fruit. Confectioners use this natural bounty to produce a multitude of rich and sweet confections that are only available during this season. When you see chestnut or pumpkin sweets in the shops, remember how well they would go with Tsukikage. This is a matcha we recommend for people trying Ippodo matcha for the first time.

Who do Ippodo staff give it to?

New students going off to uni (your friends' children). It's perfect for celebrating getting into college.

  • Matcha and matcha utensils in one box

    Only available in Autumn, Tsukikage matcha fills your mouth with a light umami flavour, balanced with just the right amount of sharpness to leave a refreshing aftertaste. It goes well with seasonal confections, both Japanese and Western.

  • Bilingual Japanese-English guide included

    The leaflet has easy-to-understand illustrations showing how to prepare matcha and use the utensils. Matcha first-timers will soon be enjoying their own matcha. A great gift to send overseas.

  • Simple hakeme tea bowl

    The chawan (tea bowl) is the perfect size for drinking matcha. 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.

  • Hajime-no-Ippodo Matcha Starter Kit (Tsukikage 20g box)
  • Box size : W19.5×D8.7× H12.9cm
  • Contents :
    - 80-tip Chasen (bamboo whisk) (made in Korea)
    - Chashaku (bamboo tea ladle) (made in Japan)
    - Chawan (tea bowl) (made in Japan)
    - Matcha Tsukikage (20 g /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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