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Uji Matcha Manten


Score: 4.94. Votes: 18

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.

Note: 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.

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  • Weight
    80 g
  • SKU
    16199
  • Grown in
    Uji
  • Year
    2015
  • Aroma
    Strong
  • Color
    Intense Green
  • Type
    Thick
  • Container
    Re-sealable Round Metal Container
  • Net Wgt
    30 grams
  • Servings Per Container
    8-10
  • Whisk
    48 prong koicha whisk
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Score: 4.94. Votes: 18
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  • John Lebel
    May 15, 2016, 02:55
    Wow! My personal favorite matcha I have ever tried! Definitely worth the price. Time to order more!
  • Hee@@@@
    Apr 21, 2016, 18:29
    My Matcha to go to everytime I need a boost .. Best Quality is what u get on this one ... No bitterness ... Very calming after drinking ... My favorite of all matcha ... Thumbs up for O-Cha on selling this matcha ! Thank you ...
  • Nat W
    Apr 12, 2016, 06:31
    This has to be my favourite matcha. It falls through a matcha sieve with barely any effort at all on your part because the powder is so fine! The best part is when you receive a new batch and cut the foil open and sniff deeply. Manten just smells so amazing and it froths so well.
  • Tim H
    Apr 6, 2016, 21:10
    Worth every penny
  • Amanda
    Mar 18, 2016, 12:46
    The powder itself smells so heavenly: extremely rich, slightly vegetal and sweet. I never tasted what the Japanese call the "umami taste" as I'm a vegetarian; however, I think I finally get a taste of "umami" with the Manten. The first drop that touches your tongue (Manten koicha) is somewhat bitter which disappears very quickly. There is this very very rich, green and long-lasting aftertaste. After drinking koicha Manten, I feel very relaxed and somewhat sleepy. The body feels fresh after drinking the Manten. I tried using this to make usucha; however, Manten is still best as koicha. My mum said after drinking Manten koicha, all other usucha can never compare with the taste of the Manten.
  • David Britton
    Jun 7, 2015, 22:43
    I've frequently purchased Uji Matcha Mantan since my first order with Ocha.com back in 2007.  It has always been superb but this latest batch is the best I've yet had.  Made hot or cold, there are no particles remaining in the tea bowl after drinking the matcha.  It completely dissolves with very little effort even when just taken out of the refrigerator.  I make it in the thin version and the color is a very deep green.  The scent, visuals and taste are all extremely fresh and satisfying. Advantages: Manten is significantly lower priced than when I first purchased it, making it not only one of the very best matchas but also a very good value. Exceptional when made hot or cold.
  • Jakub Sadowski
    Dec 2, 2014, 03:36
    Matcha Tea-Tasting Results (each cup had 1/4TSP Matcha+2oz Western Family Demineralized Water@68°C for each cup, and 1oz shot of warm honey-lemon-ginger tea from fresh ingredients as palate cleanser): 6th Place, Tea Palace-Generic/Organic, $25/100g=$0.25/g, Flavour=2/5 Grit=5/5 Bitter=5/5 5th Place, Jagasilk-Matcha Owl, $25/20g=$1.25/g, Flavour=3/5 Grit=3/5 Bitter=4/5 4th Place (1st Place in Bang-for-Buck), O-Cha-Kaoru Supreme/Organic, $31/30g=$1.05/g, Flavour=3/5 Grit=4/5 Bitter=3/5 3rd Place, Jagasilk-Matcha Eagle, $45/20g=$2.25/g, Flavour=3/5 Grit=3/5 Bitter=3/5 2nd Place, O-Cha-Uji Matcha Taiko-San, $59/20g=$2.95/g, Flavour=5/5 Grit=1/5 Bitter=2/5, all judges agreed the bitterness resulted in a more "full bodied" Matcha taste but bitterness isn't something most were willing to reward. 1st Place, O-Cha-Uji Matcha Manten, $54/20g=$2.70/g, Flavour=5/5 Grit=1/5 Bitter=1/5 Advantages: Strong & evident matcha flavour, not gritty, no unpleasant bitterness
  • Verified Past Customer
    Sep 6, 2014, 10:55
    It has a beautiful vegetal and slightly floral taste. I drink Matcha every morning. I've tried others and enjoyed them deeply. I really enjoy this one and it's subtle difference from the others. It is worth every single penny. What an incredible edition to my Match obsession.  Advantages: It has a gorgeous flavor and a thick froth

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