Oni wrote:I would recomend first ordering some usucha too, and an entry level koicha, if you are a beginner, if you are advanced I would choose Ippodo, or o-cha`s Manten, or Horaidos Myiako no Mukashi.
But if you want the best Japan has to offer, the matcha`s that are made for the Urasenke or Omotesenke, and the matcha`s that are competing and wining the All Japan tea competition for years in a row, there is only Marukyu-koyamaen brothers from Uji, they sell the widest range of matcha.
+1brandon wrote:The ippodo. For contrast, I would add the Nodaka, much different texture. It is a much better tea than its price would suggest.