Uji Matcha Toyo Mukashi
A high quality normal consistency (usucha) matcha from Uji City near Kyoto, Japan. Whether you use matcha Toyo Mukashi for the tea ceremony or as a source for antioxidants, know that this matcha, as with all of our products, is extremely fresh (we only order as we sell them) and is a quality throughout. We keep this product under refrigeration until shipment.
Net weight 30gm.
- $12.06 USD
- Shipping Weight80 g
- Grown inUji
- ColorVery Green
- ContainerRe-sealable Round Metal Container
- Net Wgt30 grams
- Servings Per Container20 x 1.5 gm servings
- Whisk Type65-72+ prong usucha whisk
- Lady ElkJun 10, 2021, 02:10Toyo Mukashi is fragrant but delicate matcha with a story to tell.
I brewed it at 160°F / 71°C (I could go slightly higher, but this is my preferred heat) with distilled water. I attempted both usucha (thin tea) and koicha (thick tea) methods and found usucha to be better for this type of matcha which was already mentioned in the descriptions of this tea (thin body.) It sifted almost effortlessly, and it foamed beautifully when used with a chasen (bamboo whisk) in my stone chawan (tea bowl).
It is a creamy and smooth drink; It goes down very well. I don't detect any astringency (bitterness) as it was sweet, umami-y, and vegetal.
I also don't smell or taste chemicals which I was expecting (as I'm sensitive) when purchasing this as this was labeled, not organic. This should've been labeled as natural or, at least, organic if they did not use any pesticides. It's also a vibrant green, brighter than my top 5 matcha teas, and this has replaced some of my favorites.
This one can easily contest with expensive premiums— outstanding quality for the price. I will be a repeat customer for this one.
TLDR: Not bitter, sweet, smooth, creamy, vegetal. 100% would buy again.
- Raymond BlaisOct 15, 2018, 23:19I had less expensive as well as more expensive matchas but this is the one I prefer. It is very smooth yet very tasteful. This will be my morning matcha. Not harsh at all. A no fuss matcha.
- JNMay 6, 2018, 22:50Very good value for the quality.
- Ann H.Apr 23, 2018, 20:58So smooth and delicious. I will definitely order again!
- Jamie RavNov 14, 2017, 11:31The matcha came to me as described. It has a great vibrate green color and I am very happy with the tea that it made. It’s smooth, and flavorful.
- Ellen mMay 27, 2017, 06:59So smooth and tasty! Would definitely repurchase :)
- David R.May 16, 2017, 03:12A great matcha, one that won't disappoint. I would recommend it to anyone who likes matcha.
- Matthew Amster-BurtonApr 23, 2017, 02:00I actually like this better than some of the more expensive options sold by O-Cha, although I haven't tried the two super-premium varieties. Nicely balanced with some pleasant bitterness, and works reasonably well as koicha despite not being marketed that way.
- Feb 5, 2023, 05:40
what is the real difference between Kyou, Kiku, Toyo and Chiyo mukashi matcha (other then the taste)? In the comparison table the only difference is the price. No other information is noted on the tea page. Are they the same cultivar or are they from the same farmer (not just the region but who produces it), or what makes them different from each other? Might it be possible to know what cultivar it is?Feb 5, 2023, 13:14
I'm not sure if they're from the same exact farmer (probably not) but we get all of the matcha you mention from the same supplier, an old tea company located in Uji Japan. I don't know the exact cultivar, they don't offer that information to us.
The difference between these is the quality of the leaves used, usually the higher priced matcha comes from older plants. The older plants tend to produce a "sweeter" tasting matcha than younger plants and there are not as many older plants remaining.
Matcha comes in many grades and it's not standardized, it's based on the subjective opinion of the producer. However I can say these matcha are very high quality and the prices and comparative quality differences are accurate. Every one of these is a good matcha in and of itself. They also produce our Kiri-no-Mori which is a pretty darn good matcha for the price.
- Jul 1, 2022, 21:01
Hi, can i know what's the suggested grams of tea to volume of water ratio for this?Jul 2, 2022, 10:02
We don't really use grams per volume of water when making matcha. Typically, you measure out two scoops from the bamboo teaspoon used for matcha. I would guess this is about 1/2 to 3/4 of a teaspoon. This is put into a *pre-heated* and dried ceramic bowl - this is important. Then you add hot water slowly to the bowl and whisk with a pre-wetted bamboo whisk. How much water? You have to judge it, there's not a decided amount. I would guess it to be 1/4 to 1/2 cup.
It's one of those things you have to practice and make a judgement on, it's not really determined.
- Jan 28, 2019, 08:22
Hi received my Toyo Mukashi Matcha which i love, very bright green and a beautiful smell.
Am curious as to what the numbers are on the bottom of the tin
19.03.13???Jan 28, 2019, 14:03
Expiration date: March 13, 2019
- Jul 2, 2017, 20:46
Thank you, I have received my shipment, and the matcha tea smells heavenly. I am a bit perplexed about the instructions to refrigerate and then bring to room temperature for two hours. My plan has been to drink the matcha in the morning before work. Unfortunately, I do not have two hours. I do understand that there is a concern about oxidation. Do the temperature guidelines also have something to do with moisture? We live in a very dry climate here. Yesterday we had 5% relative humidity. Occasionally there is a stormy, wet day, but that is rare.
So, do you think I could keep the matcha under a relatively constant temperature in a cool basement that is not well lit?
ChristineJul 2, 2017, 21:10
The moisture content of matcha is about 2-3%. Most likely where you live is higher than 2-3% humidity. If you keep it in the fridge and then open it up immediately it will suck up moisture, yes, absolutely. You're better off to just keep it in a cool place and not the fridge once the seal is broken. That applies to just about any green tea really. Until the seal is broken, yes, keep it in the fridge. Once it's opened, don't.