I’ve enlisted Yuting of Strawberry Vibe to help prepare the matcha for this momentous occasion. 😀
Kyou Mukashi is an inexpensive matcha sold by O-Cha.com. Grown in Uji, it is the thin type of matcha known as usucha. According to the description from the vendor, the name means, “Old Capitol”.
Kyou Mukashi comes in a red, resealable canister (though in this review, it has been transferred into a black container). The powder is a vibrant green, and fine in texture. Its aroma is sweet and creamy.
Brewing Kyou Mukashi
Brewing this tea is inline with other usucha. Use two chashaku scoops (or teaspoons) of matcha, 60-80ml of water, and a brewing temperature of approximately 80C (176F). If you need further brewing instructions, check out our Matcha Making Tutorial. 🙂
Thoughts and Observations
If you thought that Kyou Mukashi’s low price meant it was low quality, you’d be wrong. The taste is a wonderful blend of sweetness, bitterness, and even creamy aspects as well. There are subtle vegetal notes, and even some hints that remind me of the ocean. The aftertaste is light, and not astringent.
Kyou Mukashi is possibly the least expensive taste of matcha decadence you can buy. Not only does it give you plenty of bang for your buck, it can easily compete with pricier matcha selections.
Whether you are a newbie to matcha or a diehard fan, Kyou Mukashi is a tea that everyone can appreciate. 😀