Tsukikage Special Autumn Matcha

Tea type
Matcha Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Creamy, Floral, Nutty, Vegetal, Bitter, Freshly Cut Grass, Grain, Grass, Green, Green Apple, Lettuce, Marine, Nuts, Seaweed, Sweet, Umami, White Grapes, Spicy
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Caffeine
High
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 7 oz / 215 ml

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  • “Tsukikage 20G Box Expiration Date 14.01.2014 Distributed by Ippodo-tea.co.jp Matcha:Tsukikage Ingredients Green Tea (powered) Country of origin: Japan Distributed by Ippodo Tea Co. Kyoto...” Read full tasting note
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  • “- Limited seasonal offer, a perfect way to welcome in the autumn. - Tsukikage means “moonlight” in Japanese. Very enjoyable and deeply impressed! It is a very nice bittersweet aftertaste and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another sample courtesy of Cameron. Made a yummy iced matcha latte with this today. I started by whisking a heaping teaspoon of the matcha powder with a little room temperature water in a mason...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! (19 | 92) I made a lazy hot latte with the rest of this today. And by lazy, I mean pouring oat milk into my milk frother and then adding the matcha in once it starts swirling. I...” Read full tasting note
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From Ippodo

The perfect partner for autumn sweets!
Autumn afternoon teatime calls for firmly flavored confections, Japanese or Western.

The moon is at its most beautiful in autumn, and poets think of autumn when they encounter a moonlit scene. Tsukikage—our special autumn matcha—is named after the light of the moon. Flowers of the tea plant portrayed symbolically on a rich and comforting autumn color background give the package a mellow but sophisticated air. When you sip Tsukikage, the matcha’s initial sharpness is soon joined by layers of sweetness and umami, and a clear, fresh fragrance fills the air. Finally, a faint astringency remains on the tongue, leaving your mouth refreshed. That delightful progression can be experienced again with a second bowl of tea, and even a third bowl. This is a distinctive feature of Tsukikage. 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.

It’s ideal for drinking at home, or makes a delightful gift.

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8 Tasting Notes

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81 tasting notes

Tsukikage 20G Box
Expiration Date 14.01.2014
Distributed by Ippodo-tea.co.jp
Matcha:Tsukikage
Ingredients Green Tea (powered)
Country of origin: Japan
Distributed by Ippodo Tea Co.
Kyoto Japan
www.ippodo-tea.co.jp
Net wt: .7oz (20g)

Beautiful brown box that is marked in Japanese and English.
Cost is on par with high quality Matchas
Matcha comes in a foil pouch.
I cut open the pouch and put the powder in an empty matcha container.
I made a iced cup of Matcha.
This matcha, like other premium matchas I have tried, has tiny clumps that will need to be whisked up.
Matcha has nice green color.
I bought this tea in NYC location after reading the review at www.teaformeplease.com by Nicole Martin. Nicole has a great blog.

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- Limited seasonal offer, a perfect way to welcome in the autumn.
- Tsukikage means “moonlight” in Japanese.

Very enjoyable and deeply impressed! It is a very nice bittersweet aftertaste and overall a delicious matcha. However, I would not recommend this for a daily matcha.

The powder has a wonderful strong aroma and the taste lingers for a long time, the smell of the matcha will fill the room for awhile, it smells so nice.

The color is brilliant deep dark green. I opened the matcha bag on a sunny day, the color in the bag really stood out. The powder is fine yet more dense, perhaps it is more moist.

Recommend it to those who do like little bittersweet and strong after taste. And those who enjoy a caffeine kick from their matcha.

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.com/2013/10/matcha-review-tsukikage-ippodo.html

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

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Another sample courtesy of Cameron. Made a yummy iced matcha latte with this today. I started by whisking a heaping teaspoon of the matcha powder with a little room temperature water in a mason jar. The slightly yellow tinged powder dissolved easily and turned into a thick, green sludge. Sweetened with a little simple syrup, added ice cubes, and topped off with oat milk before giving everything a good shake.

The result was a rich and creamy matcha, more vegetal than grassy and a touch floral. There’s a nuttiness that I thought was from the oat milk, but upon tasting the matcha on its own, it does indeed have an almondy edge to it. Felt energized, not wired, all morning after I drank this. Really nice and tasted like a better version of my powdered kamairicha.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Nutty, Vegetal

Preparation
Iced 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Cameron B.

I tasted floral and nutty too! It’s always nice to have someone else validate that you’re not just making stuff up. ;)

LuckyMe

No lie, I end up second guessing myself whenever my tasting note is off the mark. I enjoy that extra feeling of validation when a Steepster review matches mine. :-D

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Sipdown! (19 | 92)

I made a lazy hot latte with the rest of this today. And by lazy, I mean pouring oat milk into my milk frother and then adding the matcha in once it starts swirling. I generally make matcha lattes by preparing the matcha by hand with a small amount of warm water and then adding frothed milk separately. But in this case I was using oat milk, so I just put the matcha right in since plant milk is always more watery than dairy milk. I added a drizzle of vanilla syrup as well.

It’s really yummy! I like the flavor of oat milk with matcha, and since this matcha is a bit nutty it really brings out those notes well. I can still taste the yummy vegetal notes as well as some grassiness.

Yum yum. I only have one more package of plain matcha, and once that’s gone I think Ippodo will be the source for my next restock.

Flavors: Grass, Nutty, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Mastress Alita

I guess I always make my matcha “lazily” then — I put the powder in my milk frother, pour the oat milk in, turn on the “hot” button and let it do its thing.

Cameron B.

It definitely worked well here! I waited for the milk to start swirling and added the matcha gradually as I was afraid it would get stuck at the bottom or something, ha ha.

Mastress Alita

I’ve never tried operating it without the lid on, maybe I’ll try it sometime, heh.

Lexie Aleah

I also tend to make my matcha lazily often by using a Vitamix for matcha lattes hehe

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3 tasting notes

This seasonal matcha isn’t as great as the Nodoka Spring seasonal match.

Preparation
4 g 2 OZ / 70 ML

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This is my 2nd pack of tsukikage, and I use a higher temperature this time. The powder is quite dense so must use a matcha sieve or strainer to remove any tiny clumps. Good for both koicha and usucha. Colour is a nice green and smooth texture, taste is quite sharp with some sweetness, and a long after taste.
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The color of the dried Matcha powder is a vivid dark green.
This Matcha is suitable for Usucha and Koicha.
Prepared as Usucha it foamed up really nicely with a very bright green foam.
Sipping this Matcha resulted in an overwhelming sharpness in the beginning that turned in a sweet and aromatic body and ended with a light umami aftertaste. Maybe I should mention that I’m very sensitive to sharpness. The texture was very smooth.
Prepared as Koicha this Matcha wasn´t my liking at all, too much sharpness.
Read the full review with photos:
http://matchaenthusiast.blogspot.de/2014/11/matcha-review-tsukikage-by-ippodo.html

Flavors: Seaweed, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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