Ippodo Tea Co.

Organic Matcha Tea


Our organic teas are produced in the Kyoto tea production region and are certified organic by the JAS. (The USDA recognizes JAS organic certification as an equivalent standard to USDA organic certification.) We have selected each organic variety to meet Ippodo standards for authentic Japanese green tea flavor, aroma, and color. Additionally, compared to our other tea blends, the weather and other growing factors lead to greater differences in the character of our organic teas every year. Discovering this year's unique characteristics is one of the delights of these teas.

- Ippodo's organic matcha

Our organic matcha has a green, snappy character with more astringency than sweetness. This organic matcha has a crisp, astringent character with an aroma like a breeze through a field. As usucha, pair this brisk matcha with sweets at teatime. Or, add milk and use it for your daily matcha latte. This tea is great for everyday, light-hearted matcha use. Ranking outside of our regular lineup, this limited tea changes character with every release.

To brew:
Serving size Usucha: 2g (1 tsp.) thin matcha
1. Sift Matcha
2g (0.07oz)
1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoons
2. Add hot water
80°C (176°F)
60 ml (2 oz)
First pour water into teacup to cool it to 80°C, then pour into tea bowl.
3. Whisk
15 sec
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.

    About Ippodo

    Located in the heart of Kyoto, Ippodo Tea Co. has been providing the highest quality Japanese green tea for nearly 3 centuries. More than just a retailer, Ippodo is a multi-faceted tea company directly involved in the procurement and blending of carefully selected tea leaves. The teas are of the finest class, cultivated in the lush fields of Kyoto and the surrounding area. This region is renowned for producing the highest grade of green tea in Japan, thanks largely to its mild misty climate, mineral-rich soil and near-perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall.