Uji Matcha Manten

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Score: 4.93 (votes: 29)
Reviews: 26

Expensive? Yes, it is. However, if you are in search of the absolute best matcha available anywhere, online or off, your search is over! Until we started carrying Uji Matcha Manten back in the mid 2000's, this product had never been sold outside of Japan and it is still offered online exclusively by O-Cha.com. A few words about this item...

The first thing you will notice about this matcha is its wonderful aroma. Extremely aromatic!

The grower has an extremely small production, and is currently supplying only the local market with this grade, so the supply is extremely limited. O-Cha.com will have this item in stock as supplies are available, which will can be very hit and miss.

Because of limited space and the age of the tea plants used for this item, the grower will never be able to increase his production.

The typical customer in Japan who purchases this matcha are the tea ceremony instructors - because they know it to be the best.

In the Uji area where this tea is grown, the grower is well known and has written a book on the art of growing Tencha (the tea leaves from which matcha is derived.) He has won numerous awards for his Tencha from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

The taste of Manten is very distinctive and there is no competition for this grade - this is a connoisseur's class matcha. O-Cha.com is the first to carry this matcha outside of Japan. Koi-cha (matcha which is served thick) is sweeter, more milder tasting than regular usucha. Because twice the amount of matcha powder is used to make a thicker consistency, a milder, less bitter product is required, and this usually comes from plants that are at least 30 years old. While you can brew a thick matcha in the normal "thin" manner, the opposite is not true and there are really very few matcha green teas which one can make a true think style matcha. Manten, however, is one of those.

If you wish to brew this in a thick manner, you may want to consider obtaining a tea whisk made especially for koicha

Net weight 30 grams


  • $45.76 USD
  • Poids
    80 g
  • Réf.
  • Grown in
  • Year
  • Aroma
  • Color
    Intense Green
  • Type
  • Organic
  • Container
    Re-sealable Round Metal Container
  • Net Wgt
    30 grams
  • Servings Per Container
  • Whisk
    48 prong koicha whisk
Customer reviews
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4.93 (Votes: 29)
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  • Matthew Amster-Burton
    juin 27, 2018, 07:42
    Wondering, like I did for a long time, whether this could possible be worth the price? It is. Easy. Probably the highlight of any week you drink it.
  • Aleks
    nov. 7, 2017, 20:16
    Absolutely the best matcha I've ever tasted, no contest. The brew is so green it, in my eyes, almost leans towards the turquoise end of the spectrum. I had a tin of Midori Spring Emerald class matcha, which I made side by side for comparison (and out of greed :). The colour of the Manten eclipses the Emerald completely, making it look yellowy-grey by comparison and the flavours are so complex they go beyond my powers of description. Would recommend to any matcha lover to try at least once!
  • NYCTea
    sept. 23, 2017, 02:30
    Very lovely. Still prefer the Taiko-San Uji Matcha, but this is another delightful matcha.
  • Edward Wollman
    juin 28, 2017, 08:25
    I slowly worked my way up to Uji Matcha Manten. And there I stopped. I will skip the detailed descriptive analyses and simply say it starts my day, everyday. So very good. What a find.
  • Happy Dog
    mai 17, 2017, 08:40
    The best of the best! I have been consuming two tins of this and the Taiko San for years.
  • Aaron
    mars 28, 2017, 14:44
    Wonderful flavour, beautiful colour. A treat to prepare and to enjoy.
  • sinlin tang
    juin 11, 2016, 01:32
    When I first opened the bag, I was wowed by the color. I didn't think I could get this bright color from matcha because I had bought a $30 matcha here in the US and it's ranged as the best... After I tried this one, I know I can never go back to the convenient pick up $30 one at the market anymore. I will just wait a little while for it to ship to me then :)
  • Steven Weiss
    juin 9, 2016, 06:55
    what can i add to the enthusiastic reviews offered by other enraptured consumers of this truly heavenly matcha? perhaps only to say that they are right and to believe them! i have prepared and savored matcha for over twenty years... and there is nothing i have have found that compares to this matcha! matcha manten is the standard to which all other matchas are compared. yes, i will vary and drink seasonal treats like shincha matcha or kuradashi when it is available... but this is the matcha i always come back to and enjoy most reliably... for weeks, months, and years! oh, i also emphatically recommend that you invest in a chasen or bamboo whisk that is specially designed for preparing koicha or thick style matcha. it will make a difference in both texture and flavor. they sell them here at O-Cha.

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