Uji Matcha Taiko-San

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Score: 5.00 (votes: 24)
Reviews: 21
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We didn't think we would ever be able to offer another matcha comparable to the famous Manten we currently carry; yet it has come to pass! Like Manten, we realize Uji Matcha Taiko-San is an expensive matcha and we make no bones about it - this is about as an exclusive matcha as you will ever find. If you are in search of the absolute best matcha available anywhere, however, then your search is over! Until O-Cha.com obtained this gem from Japan's oldest teashop, this matcha had never been sold outside of Japan.

A few words about this item...

The farm where Taiko-San is grown is known as "Taikou-tsutsumi" and is located not too far from our supplier Tsuen tea's shop in Uji Japan. The area is both a tea farm as well as an archaeological site. The matcha is produced in this small field by the river beside an ancient levee, which is being studied for its construction methods. The grower, Mr. Fukui, farms several strains of tea in this plot and he adjusts the blend every year according to the plants condition to create the specific flavor. As with Manten, the plot is small and the yield is limited.

This handpicked tea has an abundance of umami, which has been described by Tsuen as sweet with a hint of bitter and having a fresh green smell. The color is a rich and dark, very intense green froth. Compared with Manten, this matcha has a more masculine taste. Again, 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 may 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. There is no competition for this grade - this is a connoisseur's class matcha. As with matcha Manten, O-Cha.com is the first to carry this matcha outside of Japan. Koicha (matcha which can be made thick) is sweeter, milder tasting than usucha (the normal matcha which is made in a thinner consistency). Because twice the amount of tea powder is used to make a thicker tea, a milder, less bitter product is required. 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 thick style matcha. Taiko-san, along with 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 30gm

  • $50.73 USD
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  • Shipping Weight
    80 g
  • SKU
    16566
  • Grown in
    Uji
  • Year
    2018
  • Aroma
    Intense
  • Color
    Intense Green
  • Type
    Thick
  • Organic
    No
  • Container
    Re-sealable Round Metal Container
  • Net Wgt
    30 grams
  • Servings Per Container
    8-10
  • Whisk
    48 prong koicha whisk
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  • Stanislav Gálfy
    Mar 1, 2018, 06:19
    Taste and smell of this matcha are absolutely exquisite, yet most off all i appreciate its almost instant effects - this tea is a liquid calmness.
  • Shaun Sia
    Sep 28, 2017, 00:03
    Very expensive (most expensive so far I have tried) but worth it definitely, the quality speaks for itself.
  • RA
    Sep 25, 2017, 20:47
    Absolutely outstanding. In my time I have had many matcha teas but this one is just simply the best I have ever come across. Not cheap for sure but we are talking here of a matcha as good as it gets. Thank you very much for keeping this matcha in stock.
  • NYCTea
    Aug 29, 2017, 07:23
    Wow, incredible matcha -- a feast for all of the senses. Beautifully vibrant color and apple-y, grassy flavor. Just reordered.
  • Andrew Mcmahon
    Aug 6, 2017, 22:35
    By far the best matcha I have tried. Wasn't bitter at all slightly sweet with a nice smooth umami taste.
  • N
    Jul 14, 2017, 01:19
    You won't be able to have other so-called "ceremonial" matcha anymore. Great packaging and robust matcha that is truly top quality.
  • Happy Dog
    May 17, 2017, 08:37
    The best of the best. I have been consuming a couple tins of the and the Matcha Manten a month for years.
  • Margaret
    Apr 16, 2017, 11:54
    It tastes excellent, better than any other kinds of matcha I ever had. It does not taste bitter at all. The best matcha only tastes a little sweet. Further, it easily has bubbles when stired with warm water in the bowl. The color is very green. All in all, it has all of the characteristic that the best matcha should have!

Product questions

  • Amanda C
    May 15, 2016, 23:50

    Do you have 2016 stock for matcha taiko-san?

    ima test
    May 16, 2016, 01:58

    Not yet. Matcha (and gyokuro) taste best when they are aged for about 3-4 months, which is why they are usually released in the fall.

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