Premium Select Matcha 20g Can
Premium Select Matcha 20g Can
Premium Select Matcha 20g Can
Premium Select Matcha 20g Can
Premium Select Matcha 20g Can
Premium Select Matcha 20g Can
Premium Select Matcha 20g Can
Premium Select Matcha 20g Can

A superb and rare matcha not to be missed

Limited Supply

Premium Select Matcha 20g Can

¥4,000

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    premium select series

    Kanza / Kuon / Premium Select Matcha

    The tea plant, a member of the camellia family, becomes astringent when exposed to the sun. So this matcha is made exclusively with young tea leaves carefully cultivated in tea fields that were completely covered in order to create a highly shaded area to curb astringency and bring out richer sweetness. Growing new leaf buds while keeping them in near-darkness is extremely challenging. Considerable experience is needed to achieve the skill required to manufacture tea that brings out the ingredients of the delicate, freshly picked young tea leaves to their fullest.

    Only a limited quantity of these carefully handpicked, premium select tea leaves can be grown. The ultimate expression of tea growers’ passion for Japanese tea, this matcha has a flavour that should be savoured.

    Our Premium Select Matcha is characterized by a smooth mouthfeel and a refined, elegant flavour. Savour the luxurious flavour and fragrance produced by the abundance of rich nutrients that the tea leaves absorbed.



Refined texture with no sharpness. Enjoy it prepared on the thick side, like an after-dinner espresso.




Premium Select Matcha is a very rare matcha made using the finest, carefully handpicked tea leaves grown using meticulous cultivation management backed by the full knowledge and experience of the tea growers. Only a limited quantity of tea leaves of this quality can be produced, so only a limited supply is available for sale.

How does it taste?

Unlike with our matcha products sold throughout the year that each possess their own consistent flavour, the flavour of our Premium Select Matcha blend changes from year to year, allowing you to savour a unique flavour that is only available that year.

Being able to enjoy the different tastes of each year’s harvest is one of the true joys of this matcha. For example, people may note that the matcha in 2022 had a distinctive fragrance, while the one in 2023 had a smooth mouthfeel.

“The flavour of Premium Select Matcha 2024 has depth, with strong umami and sweetness. The tangy verdancy of the tea leaves invigorates the palate, leaving a refreshing aftertaste of subtle sweetness. Refreshing and sharp, this is a premium matcha that is easy to drink, and goes well with everything.”
Yagi, Inspection Team

How/when to enjoy it?

It’s great for giving you a delightful kick after a meal, like a rich espresso. Its sharp flavour, with sweetness, bittersweetness, and full, refined body, leaves both mind and body feeling refreshed.

What to enjoy it with?

Prepared as usucha, it has a light, verdant taste that goes wonderfully with butter-rich sweets. Prepared as koicha, it has a powerful flavour with prominent but refined sweetness. Choose according to how you feel at the time.

How do Ippodo staff use it?

We recommend preparing it with the same amount of matcha powder as you usually do when preparing usucha, but with a little less water—for example, if you usually use 60 ml, use 50 ml—which allows you to savour a thicker texture. It has a well-rounded flavour, with sweetness and subtle bittersweetness, and sharpness.


  • Strength
    Light/easy to drink Rich/satisfying
  • Taste
    Bitter/sharp Sweet/umami
  • Fragrance
    Mild Fragrant/aromatic
How to Prepare

Basic usucha (matcha)

  •   2g
  •   60ml
  •   80℃
  •   15 sec.
基本の薄茶(抹茶)

1 Sift 2g of matcha (1.5 heaped tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon)

基本の薄茶(抹茶)

2 Add 60ml of hot water (80°C)

基本の薄茶(抹茶)

3 Whisk vigorously for 15 seconds

Preparing the usucha quickly is the secret to enjoying the full fragrance.

Basic koicha (matcha)

  •   4g
  •   30ml
  •   80℃
  •   15 sec.
基本の薄茶(濃茶)

1 Sift 4g of matcha (3 heaped tea ladles or 2 level teaspoons)

基本の薄茶(濃茶)

2 Add 30ml of hot water (80°C)

基本の薄茶(濃茶)

3 Mix slowly with a whisk for 15 seconds


Specs
  • Premium Select Matcha 20g Can
  • Size of Package : Dia.5.3 x H5.2 cm
  • Net Weight : 20 grams
  • Per Serving : 2 grams (usucha) 4 grams (koicha)
  • Ingredients : Green tea(Japan)
  • Shelf Life : 180 days
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