Organic Matcha – Imperial Grade
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For the discerning matcha tea drinker, and those who want to experience the complex and rich taste of the highest quality matcha. The most supple of fresh tea leaves are carefully selected and ground into a vibrant green powder. The grassy creaminess of this matcha is ideal for both Koicha (thick tea) and Usucha (thin tea).
- Certified Organic (USA & Japan)
- Grown in Uji, Kyoto on a 150+ year old multi-generational farm
- Radiation Free (our teas are regularly inspected for radiation)
- Packaged in small batches for maximum freshness
- Shipped direct from the source from Kyoto, Japan
- Cultivar: Yabukita & Komakage
- Weight: 30g / 1.062oz
36 in stock
Idamis Regan –
fast delivery and great service. milky and nice matcha!!
Saleh Bayahya –
Everything I buy from you is either gorgeous or delicious. Service is always quick and great. I love your tea and thank you for the extra pack this time. Very much appreciated.
David Santos –
I make Matcha everyday, and this delicious!
Ludwig Locus –
Matcha should always be organic – certified organic or equivalent (organic without certification but according to healthy /natural agriculture principles). In the case of matcha, one drinks and swallows the tea (powder) itself, so we don’t want to take in any kind of pestices, insecticides or residue of synthetic fertilisers. Even if that would mean that the taste is a bit more bitter compared to matcha made by “conventional” agriculture. Koto Tea’s Imperial grade matcha is definitely a premium matcha.
Compared to other organic matchas in the same price category, it is more “punchy”, and somewhat more bitter but with a good character. The taste is honest and natural. So far I have only used this matcha for preparing Usucha, and it does at least one thing: it wakes me up, provides me with good energy and gives clarity. An ideal drink before starting a creative writing session or a drive with the car.
And o yes, if you would not be used (yet) to this kind of bitter taste, you can finish your matcha ceremony with a small piece of premium Belgian chocolate
This is a very good quality matcha.
Otto Yeuk Shing Chiu –
Emily F. –
Wonderfully smooth yet vibrant matcha. My every-morning cup invigorating clarity.
17083 Daniela R. –
Fine quality matcha
Cristina Lee –
I can’t wait to start this one and practice my formal tea ceremony steps.
Tomek Mischen –
Claus-Peter Niemann –
I was surprised at how quickly I received my organic imperial grade matcha powder. High quality.. lovely healthy flavour & speedy service. 5 ⭐️ & 5 ☺️
Thank you Koto Tea
The best matcha!
I love Matcha, and this is delicious! Thank you very much!
linda a. –
Some of the highest grade Matcha I have tried <3
Michel Balogh –
I think I just needed to get used to the more “bitter” flavor notes of this organic matcha–since I haven’t had it in a very long time! Granted, Koto Tea’s organic matcha is the ONLY organic matcha that I’ve ever had so it’s not fair to compare it to standard matcha from other brands.
Even though I am surprised that it was more bittersweet, it still was pleasant and rich. The astringent kick on the higher flavor notes was unexpected but it is gently brought down with the underlying umami richness when I let it remain on my tongue.
It is excellent paired with Japanese sweets as koicha and usucha. I’d say this is the organic matcha that I want to drink a second cup of because it’s very intriguing–and I feel like I am tasting the purity of matcha from Sen no Rikyu’s time.
Tania Rivera –
Sharon Parker –
I have enjoyed this great matcha. It has an amazing flavor and I can’t wait to drink it every day 🙂
Kevin Brandenburg –
I definitely agree with the prior reviews. The Koto Tea Imperial grade matcha far exceeded my expectations as i did not expect such a rich flavor. I found the powder to be a vibrant green, the flavor bold with a grassy smell/taste, and finished with smooth creamy texture. The packaging is in a resealable metallic gold opaque bag that kept the powder fresh after opening. I enjoyed the matcha so much i quickly went through the entire bag in a short time, but have the ceremonial and premium grade that us the same packaging and they have kept their freshness. I was expecting to drink the Imperial grade as a treat maybe twice a week, but could not stop after the first bowl. I kept making excuses as to why i should have another bowl! The price is accurate for this premium tea and the low cost of shipping from Kyoto to New York makes it a bargain. I will be purchasing the Imperial grade again.
I also want to pass a comment on the Koto Tea team – their service and professionalism is unique in todays marketplace and i think it is worth noting their excellence. Also, the personalized notes always put a smile on my face and is a classy gesture.
Hayden Strange –
I recently purchased this Macha Tea online, the site was easy to use and the delivery was fast and with the tea came some interesting information about the tea and history of the reagon.
I purchased the Highest of the 3 grades on offer and am very happy. It was very smooth with a nice strong taste , no bitter after taste or gritty residue at the end.
I would happily purchase this tea again.
I bought this matcha because I wanted to try the highest grade organic matcha out there and Koto Tea’s Imperial Grade matcha is something I wanted to try.
First is the packaging: It is a superior package design which protects and keeps the matcha powder fresh. This is something I look for when I order matcha, and Koto Tea is a relatively new company, but they made sure that their product’s quality is completely protected by using packaging materials that completely seals the air out. This prevents the oxidation process than compromises the quality of matcha.
Second: The matcha itself. It is Certified Organic by JONA and USDA as well as Imperial Grade, meaning it is the highest grade matcha that is suitable for Tea Ceremony.
This product not only met my expectations but surely surpassed it. The color is is bright green, which is the sign of FRESH matcha. The flavor is also consistent with high-grade matcha, which does not have bitterness. The flavor is rich in umami (sweet grassy) and texture is smooth velvety taste that leaves a pleasant clean finish that lingers in the mouth and throat.
The color of the matcha when hot water is added is also a deep green, similar to the color of emeralds. When it is whisked into a froth, the strength of the aroma is pleasantly strong and fragrant, which is what I also look for in high grade matcha.
Overall I rate this organic Imperial Grade matcha 5 stars!
David Elofer –
The best that I tasted matcha
Charles E Goulart –
This matcha has a great flavor with no bitterness. I would recommend trying this product as it would be a good benchmark from which to judge any other !!!