Topic: Ippodo's Matcha's
Just thought I would create a post where we can discuss Ippoodo's matcha's I have tried a handful of their grades, and think they are all quite nice in general. A goal for 2011 is to try and taste each of their seasonal matcha's. That being said, thoughts and discussion on Ippodo's matcha.
One major question to start off the discussion is: Has anyone ever done a side by side comparison of two matcha's of the same grade one in the 40 gram container while the other in the 20 gram container, and were they very similar possibly even identical? This stems from the following Teachat topic http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15035 .
That being said I have tried to make Koicha with a few Ippodo matchas and even some of the mid grade ones held up to it quite well, which is interesting as Ippodo seems to offer matcha at the best prices with the additional claim that it can be used for either koicha or usacha.