Available only in autumn, Ippodo's Tsukikage has a pleasant balance of umami and subtle sharpness. The 20g box is approximately 10 servings.
When you prepare Tsukikage, the first thing you notice is its clear, fresh aroma and beautiful vibrant color. Once you take a sip, the matcha's initial sharpness is soon joined by layers of sweetness and umami.
Its medium, balanced character is delightful for just about any tea drinker, and this is one of our most popular releases. Brisk autumn afternoons call for matcha paired with sweets, cookies, and desserts, and Tsukikage is the perfect matcha for the situation.
Tsukikage, "The Light of the Moon"
The moon is at its most beautiful in autumn, and for ages Japanese poets have written of the moon as a symbol of this season. Tsukikage – our autumn-exclusive matcha – is named after the light of the moon.
The Tsukikage’s package was designed with autumn in mind. Flowers of the tea plant—which blooms in October in Kyoto—are drawn on a deep brown backdrop.
This tea is perfect for any small gift giving occasions this season.
Ways to Prepare
Usucha (Thin Matcha)
The standard matcha whisking method, made to be a normal, liquid consistency.
1. Sift matcha 2g (0.07 oz) 1.5 heaping tea ladles or 1 level teaspoon.
2. Add hot water 60 mL (2 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Pour boiling water into a teacup to cool it to 80°C, then pour into tea bowl.
3. Whisk 15 seconds
Whisk vigorously 15 seconds, making an "M" shape.
4. Be sure to have a sweet to enjoy with the tea. Sugared fruit rines, Konpeito, or your favorite cultural treat will help compliment the bittnerness, and bring out more flavors.
Tsukikage Fall 2023 20g Box
We do not accept returns or offer refunds. If the product arrives damaged, please contact us within 5 days of delivery.