Matcha for Beginners

Matcha for beginners
In the matchashop, we are often hear customers say: “I’ve never drunk matcha before but I’d like to try it so I’ll buy the least expensive matcha that you have. That way, if I don’t like it, I won’t have wasted too much money.” 

A basic rule of thumb when it comes to matcha is: “The cheaper the matcha, the sharper the taste.” This also applies the other way around: “The more expensive the matcha, the more delicate and mild its taste.” Neither of these statements has anything to do with the quality of the matcha. Low-cost Japanese matcha is still high-quality matcha, but its taste is stronger and sharper; more ‘green-tea-like’ than an expensive matcha. 

Although this sharp, green-tea-like taste is precisely what many of our customers like about matcha, it is not to everyone’s taste. Most people are not as keen on the sharp varieties and instead prefer the milder, more delicate, sometimes flowery and Matcha Lattefruity hints that matcha can offer. 

And this is where the dilemma arises: if you buy the cheapest matcha because you “just want to try it out first,” you almost certainly won’t like it. The matcha will be too powerful and too strong for you; you’ll be scared away and never drink matcha again. 

Of course, as a beginner, you should also avoid going straight for the most expensive varieties (unless you want to treat yourself to something really special, of course). Instead, you should start out with a mid-priced matcha that falls somewhere in the middle of the wide variety of tastes. 
  
The mid-priced matcha varieties offer you a balanced blend of pleasant sharpness and bitterness but with a comparatively mild and fruity/flowery taste. 

With this in mind, the ‘Matcha for beginners’ section presents several carefully selected varieties that we particularly recommend for beginners.

All of the matcha varieties presented here are extremely well-balanced and boast tastes that will win you over. Try our recommendations. Once you have finished the first packet, you can decide: “Is the matcha too sharp for me?” If so, you might like to go for a higher priced variety. Or: “Is the matcha too mild for me?” Then try a cheaper, stronger matcha next time.
Matcha – The Healthy Green Tea Miracle (german book!)
For Centuries Matcha, the ground green tea, was a strictly protected secret. Only the clergy and the imperial house were allowed the drink of immortality after it reached from China to Japan in the 8th century.
12,95 EUR
 

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Matcha Matsukaze
Entry grade Usucha (thin tea) of Yamamasa Koyamaen
from 16,67 EUR
55,57 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Aoarashi
The Matcha Aoarashi is therefore well suited for beginners and for those who like to treat yourself to something special in everyday life.
(40g)
from 18,64 EUR
46,60 EUR per 100 gram

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Hatsumukashi Matcha
Hekisuien's Hatsumukashi Matcha is a refreshing Matcha with a pleasant, slightly tart taste that remains subtly in the background.
(30g)
from 18,64 EUR
62,13 EUR per 100 gram

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Kin no uzu Matcha
Matcha Kin no Uzu by Hekisuien from Uji is a pleasantly mild, creamy tea composition, which is very appealing to curious newcomers to tea as a work of art.
(30g)
from 19,62 EUR
65,40 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Samidori
A moderately full-bodied usucha matcha rich in fresh, fragrant, green flavours with a mix of slightly astringent, creamy notes and a slightly sweet sensation.
from 19,62 EUR
65,40 EUR per 100 gram

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Matsu no Midori Matcha
The Matcha Matsu no Midori by Hekisuien from Uji is a pleasant, well-balanced Matcha.
(30g)
from 21,58 EUR
71,93 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Isuzu
The Isuzu tastes balanced sweet, a little bitter, but always clear and pure.
(40g)
from 21,59 EUR
53,98 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Yomo no Kaori
An exceptionally pleasant, mild and slightly sweet, creamy matcha tea.
from 24,52 EUR
81,73 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Ogurayama
Ogurayama is an exceptionally tasty, pampering, dream-inspiring matcha with a mild character and sweet, creamy, full-bodied, delicate aromas.
from 29,43 EUR
98,10 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Otowa no Shiro
This perfectly balanced Matcha is made from tea from the first plucking of a year from the Uji tea fields.
from 29,43 EUR
98,10 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Yugen
From the first sip of matcha Yugen nutty flavor stands out. The flavors are very present in the mouth.
(40g)
from 31,40 EUR
78,50 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Kissho - limited
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Shohaku is the best entry level tea for newcomers to Matcha.
(40g)
from 31,40 EUR
78,50 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Kissho - limited
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The Matcha Kissho from Marukyu-Koyamaen is one of the preferred Matcha varieties of the Omotesenke tea school.
(40g)
from 31,40 EUR
78,50 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Tomo no Shiro - limited
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Matcha Tomo no Shiro by Marukyu-Koyamaen, which is preferred by Yuyusai, the grandmaster of the Sohenryu.
(40g)
from 31,40 EUR
78,50 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Tomo no Shiro - limited - Kopie
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Matcha Katsura no Sato by Marukyu-Koyamaen, which is preferred by Shihosai, the grandmaster of the Sohenryu.
(40g)
from 31,40 EUR
78,50 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Shikibu no Mukashi
Shikibu no Mukashi is an excellent choice for those looking for an exceptionally tasty, uniquely flavoured usucha tea.
from 33,35 EUR
111,17 EUR per 100 gram

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Matcha Yuuwa no Shiro
This beautifully composed and tastefully balanced Matcha is ideal for preparation as Usucha and is made exclusively from green tea from the first plucking from the Uji tea fields of Yamamasa Koyamaen, Kyoto.
from 33,35 EUR
111,17 EUR per 100 gram

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