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Kimmo-no-mukashi

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Matcha Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by SenchaMatcha
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175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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From Ippodo

Ground from shade-cultivated tea leaves, matcha is rich in theanine-an amino acid responsible for matcha’s full-bodied mellow sweetness. In Japan, there is a special name for this taste: umami. Generally, the higher the grade, the richer the umami taste.

Characterized by its rich aroma, full-bodied mellow sweetness, and vivid green color, matcha is a favorite among tea lovers in Japan. Invigorating and full of nutrients, matcha is the perfect drink to rejuvenate your mind and body. It tastes best when served with sweets.

For those who want a taste of fine matcha at a mid-level price, Kimmo-no-mukashi is an excellent choice. With enough umami to represent the true character of matcha, Kimmo-no-mukashi is the perfect starting point for first-time matcha drinkers. It is also a good choice for seasoned drinkers who prefer to prepare their matcha as the thicker koicha.

This matcha was named by Jimyosai-sosho XIV, the great grand master of the Omote-Senke family of tea masters.

This grade of matcha is the same as that used for Ikuyo-no-mukashi, which was named by the Ura-Senke family of tea masters.

Spec

Size of Package: H63mm x D53mm
Net Weight: 20 grams
Per Serving:
2 grams (usucha)
4 grams (koicha)
Shelf Life: 120 days

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Kimmo-no-mukashi is the 5th grade matcha from the top by Ippodo.

- Beautiful matcha, in appearance and quality and color. Aromatic.
- Foams easily and easy to sift.
- Green taste and strong. Not much sweet or floral aftertaste. More 1 dimensional.
- Do not recommend as a daily matcha, it is too bitter!
- It is good to try some sweets after to take away the bitterness. (I have a chocolate covered waffle I like to take afterwards.)

The texture is great and smooth but the bitter striking taste that hits every time is unpleasant for me.

I praise this matcha on its excellent quality, the beautiful color and texture, it is a very elegant matcha from Ippodo. On a personal note, I find it too bitter for my liking. Everything else is really perfect. If you can support bitter, then it will pass for you. If not, I would try the higher grades.

Quantity of Matcha Powder:1.5 heaping of tea ladle/chasaku
Quantity of Hot Water: 60ml
Temperature of Hot Water: 80°C
Time of whisking: 15 seconds

Please see my full review with photos:
http://matchagirlparis.blogspot.fr/2013/10/matcha-review-kimmo-no-mukashi-ippodo.html

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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