Matcha ~ Ceremonial
Samidori Matcha / / Ceremonial Grade
Stone Ground Powdered Green Tea
From Wazuka-cho, Soraku District, Kyoto Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan
A super smooth ceremonial grade Matcha that offers a deep forest green colour with a rich and rounded texture, creamy, thick froth, bright flavour and so smooth. Pea freshness and subtle sweetness with full umami flavours, hints of banana and rosemary accompanied by light avocado aromas. Long lasting creamy notes. This is an easy drinking quality Matcha that’s so enjoyable!
Made from shaded Tencha leaves using the Samidori cultivar. Harvested in May, the first harvest of the year. The leaves are selected and steamed over a water bath, dried and ground into a fine powder in granite stone mills. Picked & processed by Tea Master Tecchan & family.
Wazuka is a tea town in the southeastern area of Kyoto Prefecture. Wazuka has been a tea growing location since the Kamakura period as a main producer following Uji tea processing methods. It thought that the Kaijūsen-ji temple introduced tea to the area and Zen Buddhist monk, Shonin Jishin was the first to cultivate tea on Mt Jubu and then in Wazuka.
For Usucha (thin tea)
Tea - 2 Chashaku scoops
Water/Temp 50ml / 75*c
Whisk slowly until smooth in a 'w' motion
Add more water to taste.
For Koicha (thick tea)
Tea - 3-4 Chashaku scoops to taste
Water/Temp 25ml / 85*c
Whisk in a 'u' motion
Add 25ml more water and whisk in a circular motion.
* (Shaken) Cold brew this Matcha for a strong, intense flavour.