Ocha & Co Kyoto Uji Matcha

Ocha and Co Kyoto Uji MatchaMany thanks to Ocha & Co for sending me their Kyoto Uji Matcha.

This matcha comes from the famous region of Uji, in Kyoto prefecture. You can’t ask for a better place to cultivate this powdered green tea.

As an added feature, it’s made with the Okumidori cultivar.

The vendor also says that it’s a premium grade, to prepare usucha. So what I guess is that it’s a high grade, but it doesn’t reach ceremonial grade.

Ocha and Co Kyoto Uji Matcha powderVery well, let’s take a look.

The white foil bag is resealable, and inside there are 50 grams of matcha.

It has a fresh aroma that’s very sweet. That alone proves this matcha’s quality.

The color is a bright green. It has a good aspect.

Let’s whisk this matcha

As always, I used 2 teascoops (2 grams) of matcha and 60 ml of hot water (80°C, 176°F).

Ocha and Co Kyoto Uji Matcha brewedAfter whisking, the matcha frothed and it was ready for tasting. I took a quick picture first, I hope that you like it 🙂

I was thinking of including in each matcha review my thoughts on how easy each one frothed, but I realized that I had become better at whisking.

In other words, it wouldn’t be fair for the earlier matcha reviews.

Regarding taste, I found it quite good.

I could feel some umami flavor, very few astringency, and some bitterness (but not excessive). The aftertaste is also pleasant.

It’s a good everyday matcha, you’ll certainly enjoy its quality. Give Kyoto Uji Matcha a try, it’s very affordable.

1 Comment

  1. Jan Manarang
    December 3, 2015

    I would definitely try this matcha. Thanks for sharing this.

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