Today was certainly a great teaday, i got my hands on a good matcha that is good enough for koicha, i.e. can be used in actual Japanese tea ceremony. Didn't try yet preparing koicha with it, but i did side by side comparison with lower grade matcha. Both of them are from Yame. I used 2 full bamboo spoons and 70ml water. I could feel the difference really clearly, lower grade had already noticeable bitterness, but in the higher one i could barely feel it, also it had more rich texture. And i'm quite sensitive to bitterness. Still i enjoyed both of them. With traditional sweets it would be perfect.
I'm falling in love with matcha more and more
Though now i will have to spend a lot more on tea, the temptation of matcha is too strong to resist