Akina high-grade matcha

Tea type
Matcha Tea
Ingredients
Matcha Green Tea
Flavors
Bitter, Grass, Green, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Todd
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “I don’t remember where I bought this. The bag has “Ichigo Trading and Travel Company” on the front and “Ikkyu” on the back, each with a different website that lists this tea. It was made in March...” Read full tasting note
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AKINA is a wonderful everyday matcha made by Mizota san in Yame. This matcha, which is made with only the Yabukita cultivar, has a creamy and smooth texture with a lingering sweetness. Its subtle bitterness is balanced with notes of sweet grass and steamed corn. Hints of cocoa powder and milk chocolate make this matcha even more enjoyable.

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I don’t remember where I bought this. The bag has “Ichigo Trading and Travel Company” on the front and “Ikkyu” on the back, each with a different website that lists this tea. It was made in March 2019 and should have been consumed the same year, even sealed. I whisked 3 grams into 100ml of 175 F water.

It has a mild bitterness with grassy notes. It’s really good. It’s like the flavor of green tea, but bolder and more mild at the same time. There’s a bit of sweetness to it also.

I also tried adding some to a smoothie with frozen bananas and strawberries and fresh kiwi. This was my first time trying matcha in a smoothie, and it’s amazing. I’ll have to find some cheaper matcha for smoothies!

Flavors: Bitter, Grass, Green, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Mastress Alita

My go-to is Mizuba Tea Co.‘s culinary matcha (since I’m only using it for smoothies, I don’t see the point is higher-grade matcha). I rarely taste the matcha in my smoothies with the other stuff, but love the gentle caffeine boost first thing in the morning by adding it to my breakfast smoothies.

Todd

Ah nice, I’ll look into Mizuba, thanks. LOL, I just noticed the “Ichigo Trading and Travel Company” sticker on the front is a partial sticker covering up the “Ikkyu” logo. So it looks like I made the right choice.

Lexie Aleah

I also use Mizuba (:

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